Brianna Huberty, 14-year-old daughter of Janet and State Representative Dan Huberty, made her acting and singing debut recently in Atascocita High School's production of "Grease." It was 1959 at Rydell High and seen tapping their toes and singing along during for three nights of sold-out shows were all the Hubertys. Laura Brooke played Sandy and her older sister, Katherine Brook was Rizzo… their parents were seen beaming ear to ear. Also in the crowd was the Lake Houston NCL Class of 2018 chaperoned by Courtney Nichols, AMS choir director Grant Lyons and AMS theater teacher Jessica Anthis who brought their students to fill a section of the Gallery. Frank Chuter, theater director at Kingwood High School, was also seen in the audience. Don't miss “Beauty and the Beast” at Kingwood High School in a few weeks.
Next time you’re planning a big blow-out – a REALLY BIG BLOW-OUT – give Kristi Williams a call. Kristi is Randall Reed’s right-hand gal at Planet Ford Humble and she hosted quite a party on lucky Oct. 13 at their incredible new showroom. The invitation-only event included Ford’s CEO and International Credit CEO plus a plethora of Ford Corporate Suits who all traveled from Dearborn, Mich. to see what little ‘ole Humble can whip up. During a touching welcome to hundreds of guests, Randall thanked Ford for sticking by him 22 years ago when he was getting his auto group started. Among all those Ford suits was quite a contingent of Kristi’s closest buds including several elected officials: Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan, Constable Ron Hickman, and School Board Trustees Robert Sitton and Heath Rushing. The City of Humble was well represented with City Police Chief Gary Warman and Assistant Fire Chief Mike Louganis. Seen among the vintage Mustangs and an authentic Edsel were Kim Brusatori from The Village, former Humble ISD Trustee Lynn Fields and “In the Pink of Health” honoree Devon Alexander along with husband, Chad. Northeast Hospital Foundation president and local banker Tim Baker was there as was Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital CEO Louis Smith. Northeast’s Project Mammogram was the beneficiary of an “over-the-top” silent auction and several representatives from Project Mammogram were in attendance including Nurse Toni Schau, Volunteer Fran Linton and Medical Director Dr. Mamta Kalidas. Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and the Beatles all made special appearances through the evening. Kristi – you know how to throw a party!
Lynn Fields and a few others went straight from that event to Stilettos night at Amedeo’s in time to catch Campbell Chiropractic’s Charlie Campbell talk about women’s health issues and the many natural options available today. I also hope attendees enjoyed my demo of a ghoulish edible centerpiece – special thanks to the beautiful Holly Oberst who I wrangled as an assistant. Sales were brisk for the Stilettos Ladies Night Out for HAAM’s Empty Stocking on Dec. 4 so don’t forget to buy your tickets soon. Danell Fields raffled off several amazing door prizes including her silver hoop earrings, two amazing purses won by Geralyn Sullivan and Linda Woehst, and the coolest bottle of California red by Saved Wine, designed and vinted by Scott Campbell and donated by Charlie and wife Kyle, which I won!
The Lake Houston Musical Arts Society celebrated their gala at the Kingwood Country Club with an evening of elegant musical fun. Lori Miller chaired the event which was underwritten by Pete and Martha Serna of Serna Insurance. Glenna Artripe donated the beautiful cake and invitations were provided by Minuteman Press and Darryal and Connie Chandler. Seen enjoying the wine courtesy of Bill Chenault and the musical artistry of students from Lone Star College were Tracy Monk, Diane Blanco, Twila Ilgen, Pam and Kurt Dettmers, Katherine and Andy Persson, Jim and Wanda Hicks, Jim and Jill Todd, Dave and Diane Livingston, Mike and Lynn Boyd, Bobbie Curtis, Larry and Becky Offenbacher, Phil Lively and Alice Pope.
Aviation and Marketing International held a grand open house at their beautiful new space on Russell Palmer. The Pradel Family – Dan Sr., Dan Jr., Tom, Marty and their staff were all on hand giving tours. Seen munching on Chimichurri Sliders and Chicken Sate were Standard Aero’s Stephen Ferrell, Connie Rountree, Greg Mielke and, representing the Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce, Mike and Barbara Byers.
Purple was popping at the fourth annual Family Time Purple Ribbon luncheon, held at the Kingwood Country Club. Linda Dumas Bernal was the surprise honoree...a longtime supporter of the local battered women's shelter and counseling facility. A moving keynote by Houston Police Department Lt. Chris Salazar brought many to tears as she shared her personal experience with domestic violence. Seen sipping mimosas around the silent auction were Luncheon founder CJ Johnson, Gwendolyn Condoleo-Crawford, Gayle Sampley, Nancy Morrison, Lynn Fields, Marilyn Mann, Katie Sagar, Anita Frazier, Kelly Paul (whose fantastic table decoration failed to get a nod from the judges but was impressive), Millie Garrison, Kim Brusatori, Kelley Mattledge, Robin Martinez and Stephanie Marquard.
Don’t forget to make time for the Kingwood Women’s Club Holiday Marketplace at the Humble Civic Center for early holiday shopping for great causes. Tickets are still on sale – be sure to drop by the Lait Doux booth and say hello.
If you were an Aggie, have an Aggie, will eventually have an Aggie, you may want to support the Kingwood/Humble Aggie Moms Annual Traditions Banquet Nov. 12, themed “Howdy Tailgate.”
Wags to Whiskers of Texas is celebrating their fourth birthday with a Hoe Down and it promises old-fashioned fun, food and entertainment for the whole family! Cake walk, bake sale, horse shoes, wiener roast, s’mores, sports memorabilia silent auction and loads of the cutest puppies and kittens – what’s not to love? Oct. 25 at the Knox Farm and Feed Store.