What a fantastic birthday party Carol-Leigh Harvey organized for Geralyn Sullivan and Danell Fields at Amedeo’s. The place was packed with well-wishers, many of who were taking a break from Harvey-related madness. Between sips of wine, bites of food, and news of friends and loved ones were conversations about rebuilding plans, contractor issues, insurance form tips, and referrals for electricians, plumbers, remodelers, etc. While Danny Sullivan, Hector Martinez and Gary McIntire drank from bottles of beer (at the wall), the ladies were busy chatting up a storm – Robin Martinez, Kelly Paull, Connie Chandler, Devon Alexander, Anita Frazier, Millie Garrison, Jessica Beemer, Casey Christman, Cheri Huber, Rachel Harlin, Shannon McIntire, Beth Powell, Linda Copeland, Karen Fennell, Robyn Choiniere, Fran Fennie, Rebecca Watson and Katie Woodard were just a few.
Daniel and I then went off to share a quiet dinner with Cheryl Johnson and Gary Rabelaix at The Union Kitchen when we bumped into Manuel Benitez and Gary and Judy Battenberg. Having not seen any of them since B.H. (Before Harvey), we caught up on their stories of flooding, evacuation and remodeling. After that it was all about food and drink!
Rosewood Funeral Home Atascocita hosted a dedication for their new facility with a ribbon cutting attended by almost three hundred guests. Cadets with the Summer Creek High School Junior ROTC program, under the command of Major Ricky Parker and First Sgt. Lanetia Valcin, presented the Colors. Students of the Summer Creek High School Orchestra, under the direction of Kyle Davis, provided music. Representing the religious community were Rabbi Dan Gordon of Temple Beth Torah, Pastor Nathan Lino of Northeast Houston Baptist Church, Reverend Deborah Proctor of Atascocita United Methodist Church, and Father Tony Udoh of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Humble. Pastor Brett Jones of Grace Church presented a stirring rendition of “Amazing Grace.” Elected officials who participated included Kim Brode for Congressman Ted Poe, Houston City Council Member Dave Martin who presented a proclamation from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner who declared Sept. 28 as Rosewood Atascocita Day in Houston, State Representative Dan Huberty and Humble Mayor Merle Aaron. The Fields Family also received a special commendation from Gene Allen of the Texas Funeral Directors Association. Members of the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater East Montgomery County Chamber “cut” ribbons to celebrate the official opening of the Atascocita location. Following the program and ribbon cuttings, a reception was held in the Atascocita facility’s community room, a totally separate building located next to the funeral home that can host funeral-related or non-funeral-related activities. Guests toured the Atascocita Flower Shop, located in the main building, which provides beautiful flower arrangements for all occasions as well as greeting cards and gifts. Among the guests were Jenna Armstrong, Chris O’Dell, Mark Mitchell, Adam VanDeventer, Paul Kern, Judy Luquette Gollub, Jack and Jess Fields, Jon Baumbaugh, Philippe, Mieke and Natalie Cras, Rick Hatcher, Chris Elliott, Janna Watson, Pam McNair, Deborah Rose-Miller, Marley Morris and Greg Mielke.
More results are in for the annual Sorority Bid Day from the Kingwood Area Alumnae Panhellenic Association. Welcome, ladies!
At Louisiana State University: from Atascocita High School, Erika Natale -Alpha Phi; from Kingwood High School, Hayden Livaudais - Delta Zeta and Loren Draper - Zeta Tau Alpha; and Paige Matherne from Saint Agnes Academy - Zeta Tau Alpha. At Mississippi State University: Camryn Ortiz of Christian School of Kingwood - Phi Mu. At Sam Houston State University: Kayla Getz of Atascocita High School - Alpha Chi Omega. At Texas A&M: for Alpha Chi Omega – Kaylee Kerr of Kingwood Park High School and Shelby McDougall and Miranda White of Kingwood High School; for Alpha Omicron Pi – Claire Brown of Kingwood Park High School and Kimmy Kennedy of Kingwood High School; for Chi Omega – Sara Vincent of Kingwood High School; for Delta Gamma – Jenny Levengood, Emily Smith and Kathryn Wolf of Kingwood High School; for Gamma Phi Beta – Victoria Jeanminette of Atascocita High School and Hannah Rasmussen of Kingwood Park High School; for Kappa Delta – Emily Hartnett of Kingwood High School; for Zeta Tau Alpha – Mia Kroeker, Sofia Malvaez, Julia Richardson, Haley Schoettelkoette and Carson Wisenbaker from Kingwood High School.
The Village Learning Center’s Gala is one of their most important fundraising events of the year. Due to Hurricane Harvey, they have chosen to honor our friends and neighbors who have had hardships over the last few weeks by holding a “non-event” in its place. By participating in this non-event, one can support The Village from the comfort of their own home while saving money on babysitting, Ubers, etc. that could go to help others during this difficult time. The committee had a ball naming their sponsorship opportunities: “Non-Gala” Presenting Sponsors, “Not Dressing Up” Sponsor, “No Valet and Auction Lines” Sponsor, “Stay Home and Watch Football” Sponsor, “Bidding in My PJs” Sponsor, “Putting My Feet Up” Sponsor, and “Comfy Shoes” Sponsor! Don’t forget to go to their website from Oct.21-28 to bid on some fantastic auction items from your own home in your pajamas!