Welcome, everyone, to Out and About – here to catch you up on what’s happening in the Lake Houston area!
Congressman Dan Crenshaw’s Kingwood office was filled to capacity at his Open House. Despite the many, many people, the congressman managed to speak with most who attended. His lovely wife Tara also made sure to mingle with as many people as she could. Among the attendees were Daniel Ledoux, Mike Wagner, Paula Peterson, Ron and Halene Crossman, Alice Rekeweg, Kaaren Cambio and Gus Farris.
Speaking of the congressman, Crenshaw is hosting his first annual Youth Summit Sunday, Sept. 15. This summit will be open to all college and high-school students who would like to attend. The summit is designed for students to learn more about the world of politics, serving our country in the military and as a public official, and the importance of civility in public discourse. The future leaders of America will be able to engage with Crenshaw, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, Army veteran and BlazeTV’s Graham Allen, former Marine and Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer, and former Houston Astros pitcher Roger Clemens. Spots are limited, so if you know anyone who is a high-school or college student who may like to attend, encourage them to register soon.
Texas State Artist Sam Caldwell and his lovely wife, Vizi Lange, together with the incoming board of the Houston Highland Games Association which includes Ron Ammons, Robin Ingram, Jeanette McBee-Douglas, Michelle Belanger and Max Triola, are spreading the word about the Houston Highland Games set for Sept. 21 at the Humble Civic Center. If you’ve never experienced it in person, the sounds of bagpipes and watching men and women in kilts hurling Braemar Stones, hammers and sheafs is a great way to spend a Saturday with the family.
The ballroom at the Walden Country Club was filled with red, white and blue recently when the Kingwood Area Republican Women held a mayoral forum and luncheon. Justin Lurie was the dashing emcee for the lively debate between Tony Buzbee and Bill King. Both men brought along plenty of signs, flyers and young staff members. Seen in the crowd were KARW President M’Liss Painter, resplendent in patriotic colors. Lanelle Johnston was dazzling in pink. Dan and Janet Huberty, Houston City Councilmember Dave Martin and his lovely chief of staff, Jessica Beemer, Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Assistant Chief John Zitzmann and Captain Toby Hecker, Marilyn Harkrider, Colleen Rose, Pat Morlen, Linda Robertson, Miek Staats, Halene Crossman, Alice Rekeweg and Betty Newton were part of the enthusiastic crowd.
Humble Area Assistance Ministries’ Pillars of the Year Gala planning is in full swing. Kelly Paull, Millie Garrison, Emily Stander, Devon Alexander, Connie Chandler, Danell Fields, Diane Heinricks, Tracy Hobson and Tracie Mieth met at the Clubs of Kingwood to start planning the “Spring Fling.” Watch out for details on nominations for Pillars of the Year and when to reserve tables.
The Lake Houston YMCA’s Dancing for A Cause is on. Mark Linabury-Greater East Montgomery County Chamber, John Sorrentino-Insperity, John Corbeil, Justin Brewer, Joel North, Rob Marmestein-HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood, Dr. Roger Brown-Humble ISD, Garth Hentges-Edward Jones, Emily Heineman-Community Impact Newspaper, Noel Cardenas-Memorial Hermann, and Sandy Swensen-Keller Williams Northeast are limbering their hips and putting in hours upon hours of practice. Come see them at the Humble Civic Center Oct. 3 and vote for your favorites.
Fantastic news for a great friend and a super business woman, Robin Martinez. Robin and her team at Flowers of Kingwood have recently been honored with a BBB Pinnacle Award. It’s an amazing small business that’s been serving our community since 1985. Congratulations, Robin!
So nice to have Raffa’s back after that long Hurricane Harvey recovery. Seen recently enjoying the view was the most beautiful table of Twila Carter, Christine Zenker and Beth Higgins. Close by discussing the upcoming raffle for In The Pink were Kelly Paull, Millie Garrison, Cynthia Calvert and Gwendolyn Crawford. They have some amazing items set for the Pink luncheon Oct. 18 at the Marriott Hotel including a Birthday Basket filled with parties at Max Bowl and the Humble Family Skate Center, a week at the Montana home of Ron and Erin Holley, an H-E-B basket filled with barbecue items, and a Christmas extravaganza complete with a fresh tree, outdoor lighting and tickets to several Christmas events.
Speaking of In The Pink, the committee chairs, the “Hot Pinks,” met at the Tribune offices two weeks ago to go over the luncheon and golf tournament plans. Chair Cynthia Calvert puts out a beautiful spread of food and wine each meeting and has a wonderful prize giveaway. If she ever asks you to be on her committee, say yes. Last month, committee members won family passes to Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn tickets. This month, Dixie Frantz won tickets to the upcoming Ziegenbock Music Festival, Drake McIntosh won tickets to the Texas Renaissance Festival, Marilyn Mann won a bag full of fun pink items, and Claire King took home a bottle of Bayou Rum. Get all the info on both events at NortheastHospitalFoundation.org.