The new Main Event in Humble celebrated their opening with a “lane-christening” ribbon cutting with free food, beverages and activities that were sure to whet the appetite of everyone heading into the hot and school-free summer months. Clo Lewis, Page Cherry, Katie Woodard, Connie Chandler, Darrell Boeske, Mayor Merle Aaron, Trey Hill, Jerri Monbaron, Sam Schrade, Jim Carranza, Danny and Geralyn Sullivan, Anita Cooper, Aaron Armstrong and Kingwood Rotary members Bruce Wise and Charlie Buscemi, to name a few, enjoyed the ceremonial bowl kick off as well as a performance by students from Lakeshore Elementary. Part of Main Event’s opening day festivities was a generous donation to the Humble ISD Education Foundation. James White, Danna Salinas, Jimmy Byerly, Krystyle Black, Alberto Balbuena, Caleb Lee, Joe Lanclos, Chrissy Timon and Fara Snowden of the Main Event management team were on hand to welcome everyone and to encourage guests to “Eat. Bowl. Play.”
Cinco de Mayo at Town Center was another success for Luis and the folks at Chachi’s, with hundreds of people enjoying fajitas, margaritas and a 10-person mariachi band. Spinning tunes between acts was DJKdub Mark Linabury and making sure everything went off without a hitch were Tony Austin and Mike Ibanez. It was fantastic weather for Town Center Park festivities as we chatted with a whole slew of people, including Phil and Shannon McIntosh, Marie Linabury, Charlie Buscemi and Toby McSwain. Then off Daniel and I headed to How Ya Doin’, where a mini-celebration was going on as board members of the New Caney ISD Education Foundation and volunteers enjoyed some pizza and drinks after a successful fundraising luncheon. Revelers included Cheryl Johnson, Robin Martinez, Michele Dykstra, Anne Dominic, Melissa Lanier, Christian Shank and Mark Boyll.
The survivors of two Texas peace officers killed in the line of duty called out the names of each of the 21 Texas police officers killed in 2016 in the line of duty. Michaela Burns, who represented Trooper Scott Burns, and Cheryl Railsback, representing Deputy Shane Detwiler, were invited by Congressman Ted Poe who once again organized the North Houston Police Memorial Ceremony at the Humble Civic Center on May 16. A bell was rung as each name was read. Proudly wearing the black and purple ribbons honoring the fallen officers were representatives from Humble Police Department as well as representatives from the Pearland, Patton Village and Bellaire police departments who each lost an officer last year. Also attending were students from the Humble High School ROTC program and the Harris County Sheriff’s Explorers. Commissioner Jack Cagle, Humble Mayor Merle Aaron, Humble Police Chief Delbert Dawes, Constable Mark Herman, Houston Police Officers Union President Ray Hunt and Harris County Sheriff’s Chief Armando Tello all participated in the program. Also seen wearing the black and purple ribbons were Norman Funderburk, Allan Steagall, Darrell Boeske, Jason Stuebe and Gary Outlaw, all representing the City of Humble, Charles Cunningham, Howard Mittag, Judge Vic Pecorino, Ron Servis, Kelly Paull and Jessica Beemer. Behind the scenes, making sure the moving event ran smoothly, was Congressman Poe’s field representative Kim Brode.
Mixing Lake Houston Chamber business with pleasure – and why not, if you’re in Mexico anyway? – by celebrating Connie Chandler’s birthday were Darryal Chandler, Danell Fields, Bradley and Christina O’Dell, Corey Turner, Terry and Mitzi Vaughn, Anita Cooper, Robin Chioniere, Dustin and LynAnn Centofani, Katie Woodard, Erica Johnston, Casey Schrade and Scott Brady. Looked like everyone had a blast!
Congratulations to the newest captain of Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office, David Escobar! So well deserved!
Over a thousand guests attended the Greater Houston Better Business Bureau’s Awards for Excellence Luncheon and a big contingent from our area were awarded the 2017 Winners of Distinction. Congratulations to ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning, Flowers of Kingwood, FamilyTime, Kingwood Air Conditioning and Heating, Randall Reed’s Planet Ford and Quality Home Improvements. Attending the event from our neck of the woods were Larry Shiflet, Mark Linabury, Chuck Kramer, Kelly Paull, Judy Cox, Robin Martinez, Michele Dykstra, Monica Hains and Juanita Zavala.
Jill Curran – mom, wife, entrepreneur, dog lover, philanthropist, real estate agent extraordinaire and all around “good people” – I’m rooting for ya as you recouperate! Daniel also sends his Marcia Gay Harden good thoughts, good spirits and a virtual hug!
Now that graduations are over and summer has well and truly begun, what are your vacation plans? I hear there’s a girlfriends group leaving for Mexico soon – Geralyn Sullivan, Kelly Paull, Emmy Lee and Millie Garrison better send me the lowdown on all the fun!
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