Welcome, everyone, to Out and About – here to catch you up on what’s happening in the Lake Houston area!
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! If there’s one thing I would love to ask for on the day of “love,” it’s to keep “Flooding Kingwood with Kindness.”
On that note, the Putts and Prayers Golf Tournament to help raise funds for Kevin Kilgore, owner of The Overlook, who had a devastating stroke before the holidays, is only days away. The committee – Cynthia Calvert, Gwendolyn Condoleo-Crawford, Kevin Kilgore, Jr., Sandy Kilgore, Ken Kirchhofer, Gina Remmes, Kelly Paull, Marilyn Mann, Debbie Bullard, Amy Hargrove, Amy Emerick, Becky Pursell, Lynette Zaunbrecher, yours truly, and a host of so many other kindhearted community members – have been working hard to put together a day of fun that will hopefully raise a good amount to help defray Kevin’s medical costs. All 27 holes of Atascocita Golf Club will be in play on what will, hopefully, be a beautiful day. Although we are up to quite a few golfers, walk-ins will be accepted at registration which begins at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at The Overlook with a shotgun start at noon. After you register, swing by to see my team who will be on site serving complimentary bloody Marys, mimosas, breakfast tacos and pastries. The silent auction will be open all day for bids. If you happen to be on any of the courses, don’t forget to check out the 50/50 raffle on the Par 3 holes. Please hang around for the after-party with some great food from Marsala’s, Amedeo’s, Yummy Tummy, Tin Roof and A Grand Affair while you check out what you won at the silent auction. See y’all there!
Three Lake Houston-area couples will be honored April 6 as “Pillars of the Community” by Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM). Ginny and Bill Power began volunteering for HAAM in 1998. Ginny and Bill are involved in many different local and regional organizations as well. Ginny has been active in the Kingwood Women’s Club for 23 years and is a past member of their board. She also volunteers at Society of St. Stephen, Feed My Lambs, and, in raising three active children, was involved in several PTA boards. Bill is a member of the Houston Golf Association, a committee chair of the Houston Open, Houston Junior Golf, and First Tee of Houston, which reaches more than 300,000 students at their schools. Bill also volunteers with AARP, teaching the local AARP Driver Safety Course which is designed to help senior drivers cope with aging and driving, and he still finds time to volunteer with the Greater Houston Golf Charity and the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority. Corinn and Joe Price are involved in several HAAM projects, Meals on Wheels, Food Pantry, Leadership Lake Houston and the Lake Houston Area Relief Fund, and they still have time to participate as chair or board member for many additional Lake Houston organizations including the Lake Houston Area Chamber, Humble ISD Education Foundation, The Village, Mission Northeast, Including Kids, Lake Houston Family Promise and Be an Angel. Judy and Guy Williams became involved with HAAM in 2008 when Guy retired after 40 years in the oil and gas industry as a registered professional engineer, the last 24 years as senior operations manager for Pogo Producing Company in Houston, and Judy retired after 20 years in special education in Humble ISD. Their first volunteer position was with the Job Bank, helping clients draft their resumes and provide a job availability listing. Guy served on the HAAM board as the vice-president of building and acquisitions during which he led the acquisition of property adjacent to HAAM for future expansion. Guy also assisted in fundraising to hire an architect to plan the new facility and remodel the existing building. Congratulations to all three couples!
Watch this space for some exciting new events presented by this year’s In the Pink committee. Co-chairs Cynthia Calvert and Cristi Cardenas have been busy rallying their troops and I think you’re all going to love what the different committees are busy planning. The Pink chairs hosted a fabulous kick-off party where the house was full of laughter, energy and chatter. Seen enjoying Cristi’s fabulous orzo salad were Liz Fagen, Risa McCann, Tim Baker, Tracy Monk, Audrey Winders, Ginger Bertrand, Twila Carter, Patsy Oliver, Kelly Paull, Suzanne Brown, Mia Hoyt, Tom Broad, Geralyn Sullivan, Chris Parker, Susan McFarland, Diane Blanco and Leslie Raffa – among many others!
The Kingwood Republican Women threw a huge Mardi Gras Bash at Walden Country Club. Chair Janie Branham had a standing room-only crowd who admired the fabulous silent and live auction items. Emcee Mike Sullivan had a fun night as he sprinted around the ballroom, giving each candidate a moment with the mic. Justin Lurie, running for Congress, and Erin Lunceford, running for a judicial seat, jumped on top of their chairs to shout out to the crowd. Seen doing the Mardi Gras Mambo: Alice and Glen Rekeweg, Kathy and Paul Simpson, Pauline Adams, Linda Prator, Rick and Shannon Walker, Kathaleen Wall, Betty Newton, Ron and Halene Crossman, Dan and Janet Huberty, Dan Crenshaw, Cynthia and Larry Shiflet, Lanelle Johnston, Chris and Jason Parker, M’Liss Painter and Pat Morlen. Election Day is March 6!