Welcome, everyone, to Out and About – here to catch you up on what’s happening in the Lake Houston area!
Family Time’s ‘Mothers are Jewels’ luncheon was another great success filled with raspberries in Champagne, shopping for some great finds at the silent auction, and, of course, toasting to our moms. Dorothy Alspaugh and Scott Brady honored their mothers and Judge Laryssa Korduba discussed being a mother to a packed dining room. Emcee Kevin Kilgore of The Overlook welcomed all by also welcoming his new stepmother (86) recently married to his father (92) – proving that it’s never too late to fall in love. Kathy Adkins looked ravishing in a head-to-toe ensemble she picked up while on a trip with Diane Blanco to Italy. Sevala Sadic looked amazing with a whole new look – short and sassy hair in a shade called Smoky Azul. Having spoken to her on the phone and exchanging emails forever, I finally got to meet Sarah Mertins, the Tribune’s managing editor, in person and we had a grand time chatting. Carolyn Wise and Lori Scherr did another great job co-chairing the event. Catching up at the luncheon were Tom Broad, Dr. Elaine Scott, Jennifer Summer, Connie Rountree, Carol Hammack, Ginger Bertrand, Betty Newton, Lincoln Goodwin, Bob Rehak, David Escobar, Robin Martinez, Halene Crossman, Michelle Dykstra, Danny and Geralyn Sullivan, Tamara Paul (who looked adorable in her yellow frock, complete with petticoat), Judy Cox, Constable Mark Herman, Commissioner Jack Cagle, Linda Prator, Mia Hoyt, Susan Meinholz and Kristin Sanders. A special hello to Miek Staats who I hadn’t seen in forever! Congratulations to both Elizabeth Burger, the luncheon committee member who sold the winning grand prize raffle ticket, and to Hettie Tetzlaff, the winner. The prize was airfare worth over $1,400!
Danell Fields hosted another successful Stilettos gathering. David Welch was the evening’s presenter at Nico’s, demonstrating how to poach and sear tuna as well as make accompanying sauces and how to make panna cotta. Plates of Tuna Nicoise and dessert were then offered up for tasting – delicious! Some fabulous door prizes were given out, including Dutch ovens, lots of wine, tool kits, mixing bowls and Astros tickets, courtesy of Twila Carter. Enjoying the great weather, yummy food and fun women were Emmy Lee, Bridget Ognoski, Devon Alexander, Rachel Harlin, Fran Fennie, Cynthia Nix, Linda Copeland, Brenda Miller, Elly Meade, Cheri Huber, Linda Keltch, Vickie Bourque and Connie Chandler. Next month’s program will feature a television newscaster who will speak about how she juggles life, work, kids and marriage.
Dancing with the Lake Houston Stars was a big hit with some very creative performances by HPD Officer Daniel Von Quintus, Jen and Kaitlyn Sitton, Heather Ingalls, AC Currie, Angela Conrad (the evening’s big winner), Casey Schrade, Daniel Sumbera, Trey Hill, Dr. Noel Boyd, Jennifer Wooden and Dr. Ted Landry. Chatting up a storm between performances were Larry and Cynthia Calvert Shiflet, Robin Martinez, David and Gwendolyn Condoleo Crawford, Kim Brusatori, Millie Garrison, Judy Cox, Kelly Paull, Kathie and John Gentry, Robyn Choiniere, Jessica Beemer, Janet Huberty, Chris Salazar, Donna Ballard, Juanita Zavala, Charles Cunningham, Bob Rehak, Diane Heinricks and Cheryl Johnson.
Speaking of Cheryl Johnson, we were finally able to get our schedules to sync up and celebrated her birthday (in advance) and mine (belated) with a four-hour lunch at Chimichurri’s. Happy birthday, dear friend!
Also celebrating her birthday in April is Janet Huberty. Happy birthday – I owe you a four-hour lunch!
Daniel and I also celebrated Mark Linabury’s return to the land of the healthy(ish) over tacos, guacamole, fajitas and tostadas at Pappasito’s. You know we love ya, Mark.
Jessica Beemer hosted a wine tasting with gal pals Danell Fields, Casey Christman, Casey Schrade, Jenna Armstrong, Stephanie Ceritelli, Hayley Merrill, LynAnn Centofani, Michelle Wilson, Tracy Hobson, Carol Leigh Harvey, Jessica Freund, Angie Vaughan and Natalie Magoulas.
Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Kingwood, named this year’s Best Small Rotary Club. Celebrating the honor were Charlie and Tommie Buscemi, Eric and Sandra Liu, Jackie Bernard, Sandi Nizzi, Heather Ramirez and Bob and Linda Macfarlane.
What’s next on my calendar? A couple of can’t miss annual events. Lake Houston Chamber’s Party on the Green at The Overlook is always a blast. And the Cinco de Mayo Party by Chachi’s at Town Center is also guaranteed to be a fun one. But before that, I’m off to eat my weight in crawfish at the Humble Rotary’s annual Crawfish, Cars and Community Festival at the Humble Civic Center.
See y’all Out and About!
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