And how was everyone’s Thanksgiving? Full of turkey, family, football and fun, I hope! Some of us ate a giant Thanksgiving meal in our jammies before heading out to watch “Hacksaw Ridge” (great movie, by the way). Others like Gina, Bernie and Christina Remmes battled through the crowds and paid the parking genies at the Houston Thanksgiving parade with Olympians Simone Biles and Simone Marshall as Grand Marshalls and a touching sing-a-long orchestrated by Cris Crump and Mayor Sylvester Turner of “What the World Needs Now” sung by thousands of attendees. Closer to home, Cynthia Calvert, Larry Shiflet, Donna Ballard and hundreds of other volunteers spent a few hours at the Humble Thanksgiving Feast. 
The American Heart Association is pleased to announce that Heath Rushing, CEO of Memorial Hermann Northeast, has agreed to chair the Greater Lake Houston Heart Walk in 2017. This announcement comes in wake of one of their most successful walk seasons ever. More than 2,000 walkers joined the walk Nov. 5 and raised more than $100,000 towards the mission of the American Heart Association.
In the spirit of "Women Helping Women," Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Chapter FR collected and donated trunk-loads of toys, books, games, snacks and other items for the children at The Door, FamilyTime's shelter for abused women, children and men.  This was a special project of the PEO.  FamilyTime's Juanita Zavala gave an informative update on shelter statistics and outlined the need for a larger facility. The Chapter is planning another "Women Helping Women" shower, this time for Christmas gifts for the children.  For information about PEO Chapter FR, please call Sandi Earle at 713-412-3299. 
Speaking of FamilyTime, past and present Women of Achievement, headed by Tamara Paul, will be sponsoring, decorating and delivering 100 Christmas trees to residents of Cypress Woods Retirement Community and Pat Guard will be taking photos of residents with Santa. What a great way to start spreading the Christmas cheer!
Kicking off the holiday season were the lovely Realtors of ReMax Northeast. Diana Quiroz coordinated the annual holiday charity open house which raises money for the Children's Miracle Network at Texas Children's Hospital. Upstairs at ReMax were tables overflowing with great items – an iPad Air2, baskets of wine, breads, jewelry, dinners, brunches, flowers, gifts items, a TV and plenty of amazing items all available to purchase for a great cause. Mounds of fresh Christmas cookies, along with traditional beverages, were in demand as folks crowded the tables. The new owners of ReMax,  Lex and Candice (a stunning blonde) Wall, were beaming as dad and longtime ReMax executive director Buddy Wall chatted up guests. Seen bidding were Bunny Geerlings, Tony Burt, Tami Heitzwebel, Robin Bailey and Calista Anderson.  Great job, ReMax!
Celebrating Liz Smith’s birthday at Nico's were Liz and Steven Smith, Jackie and George Crawford, Colette and Richard Marshall, Sandra and Robert Swift, Margot and Mark Urban, Helen Irion and Scott McQuarrie, Gretchen and Bill Collier, Dawn and Dan Byrne, Nanci Martel Stills and Chuck Stills, Cindy and Johnny Brooks, Jennifer and Jeff Arthur, Randy and  Jim O'Neil, and Sue and Lou DeScioli. Looks like everyone had a grand ol’ time!
The Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce BizCom met at Kingwood Park High School to get an update from Lovett Commercial on all the confirmed businesses at the new Main Street Kingwood shopping center. Looking forward to the newcomers were Jessica Beemer, Kelly Paull, Mitzi Vaughn, Tom Broad, Sam Schrade, Erica Johnston, Corinn Price, Christina O’Dell, LynAnn Centofani, Cris D’Camp, Jason Steube and Morgan McGrath.
Celebrating his big birthday at Walden was Terry Vaughn who, along with lovely wife Mitzi and friends Brad and Christina O’Dell, Ken Morrison, Casey Christman, Katie Woodard and Sam Schrade, enjoyed a four-course meal that started with shrimp and was capped off by green chile cheddar apple pie. Happy birthday, Terry!
A great big welcome to Capt. Colin Weatherly, our new Houston Police Department  Kingwood Division captain. He has officially taken over the reins from Lt. Christina Salazar who has been acting as interim division captain since Mark Fougerousse’s retirement earlier this year. Let’s make sure he feels right at home in Kingwood.
The Humble Rotary welcomed the first class of its new Rotary Club of Humble Junior Rotarian Program. The twelve seniors from the six high schools were carefully selected by a committee that assessed everyone on their academic performance, community service, leadership activities and school references. These high school seniors will learn the values of integrity, honesty, fairness, goodwill and respect through community involvement, leadership and mentorship. Congratulations to these young new Junior Rotarians: Fernanda Arroyo and Carla Godoy, Kingwood High School; Noah Amar and Gregory Mika, Kingwood Park High School; Brandon Casper and Nina Daughtry, Humble High School; Logan Brabson and Elyse Santiago, Atascocita High School; Kayla House and Akriti Keswani, Quest High School; Puja Bhatia and Arian Watson, Summer Creek High School.

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