Welcome, everyone, to Out and About – here to catch you up on what’s happening in the Lake Houston area!
I have some personal fantastic news – A Grand Affair has partnered with The Overlook in Atascocita for beautiful events and amazing food! The Overlook, with its gorgeous views, will be another venue in Houston and the surrounding areas in which A Grand Affair Catering and Events will be available. We are so looking forward to working with Kevin and Sandy Kilgore on many memorable events.
Humble Area Assistance Ministries celebrated this year’s Pillars of the Community at the Kingwood Country Club and it was a smashing success. Lt. Chris Salazar of the Houston Police Department Kingwood Division shared her story of working with HAAM to help a family devastated after a fatal car accident and the subsequent long-term effects of it. Not a dry eye in the house. Leigh Marcus circulated the room with the absolutely cutest puppy up for auction, while Devon Alexander, event chair, made sure the night went on hitch free. Honoring Byron and Ginger Bertrand, Darryal and Connie Chandler and Frank and Marlene Kopta were Danny and Geralyn Sullivan, Twila Carter, Diane Blanco, Dorothy Alspaugh, David and Diane Jackson, Jack Kelly, Christine Green, LynAnn Centofani, Corinn Price, Carol-Leigh Harvey, Carol Hammack, Dottie Mitchell, Darlene Remmenga, Rhonda Goertz, Casey Schrade, Danell Fields, Diana Hertzenberg, Tom Broad, Katie Stowers, Jessica Beemer, Celese Pauley, Bob Rehak, Ted Mandel, Bernie and Gina Remmes, Pam McNair, Gloria Bain and hundreds of others. The evening was capped off with a toast by Jamie Selby to this year’s Pillars of the Community.
It’s a Mad, Mad Hatter’s world as dreamt up by Annette Woods was also held at the Kingwood Country Club. Always a fun event, this year’s luncheon benefited the Kingwood Fillies and highlighted spring and summer styles with a W fashion show and, of course, the parade of amazing hats. Kudos to Joan Clinton – the great event was enjoyed by Patty Lam, Julia Fletcher, Dana Ballou, birthday girl Michelle Bruton, Francesca Fowler, Carolyn LaFargue, Rene Johnson, Leslie Sarmiento, Karyn Webb, Kay Caffey, Alicia Davis, Laura Neilson, Linda Duck, Janet McDonald, Cheryl Daciek, Juanita Eddins, Sharron Curry, Sue Nights, Denise Mears, Christie Brown, Laurie Knox and Suzanne Snell. My co-judges, Michelle Parnell, Sparky Nolan, Mike Sullivan and Tony Raffa, had such a fun time awarding points to the groups who worked hard on their hats – especially the Golden Girls, complete with their very own rendition of “Thank You for Being a Friend.”
Celebrating Truck month at Randall Reed’s Planet Ford – it’s like everyday’s a party with Kelly Paull, Chuck Kramer, Shelby Reed, Keith Mujica, Billy Harvey, Guy Guidry, Shon Mireles, Luis Montemayor, Rudy Majette, Theo Palomera, Scott Miller, Lyndi Sage, Sheila McNatt, Katrina Salazar and Jodie Morris. And why not also celebrate a grand opening as they open the new Quick Lane Car Care Center on Hwy. 59 with community friends Mark Linabury, Michelle Dykstra, Millie Garrison, Robin Martinez, Darryal Chandler, Laryssa Korduba, Vincent and Karen Palmisano, Kim Province and many, many others.
There was some “Fun in the Sun” happening at this year’s HISD Education Foundation Gala as this year’s Teacher of the Year, Carlee Kennedy of Atascocita High School, won a new Buick! Congratulations to all of HISD’s honorees: Tara Rogers, Francesca Newman, Robin Robinson, Erika Mitcham, Kristen Adrian, Katie Hathorn, Holley Chancey, Dani Galiano, Laura Horne, Desiree Moore, Lisa McGovern, Gail Garcia, Sherry Grimes, Erin Conry, Aira Uribe, Mary Hughes, Amanda Yarberry, Pininna Herndon, Cheryl Avina, Melissa Miller, Margie Potter, Lorie Rose, Phil O’Neal, Christine Pugh, Juliana Schone, Laura Ashburn, Kristina Monks, Priscilla Kovacik, Ellen Chaney, Tomekka Williams, Michelle Neyrey, Shayla Green, Kasheikia Smith, Heather Syska, Cornelia Patterson, Saul Tapia, David Kniess, Amy Balke, Hayley Hueske, Brett Crawford, Kira Newsom and Esperonsa McGee. Seen chatting amongst silent auction tables were Dan and Janet Huberty, Phil and Laura Ivy, Nick and Tricia Racine, Robert and Jen Sitton, Bob Rehak, Jonathan and Carrie Brinsden, Melinda Stephenson and Casey Landry.
Congratulations to Ingrid Pina and Jessica Bynum, Kingwood High School juniors, who were presented scholarships to attend American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin by the Kingwood Area Republican Women. Ingrid and Jessica will now have an opportunity to also be chosen to attend ALA Girls Nation in Washington, D.C.
All those who know me probably think our family spent Sunday in a meat and sweets coma and they’re not wrong. Whether it was brunch after Mass or a weekend full of family, I hope you all had a lovely Easter holiday!
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