Welcome back to Out and About … where you can find out what’s happening in our community. Lupe and Josie Lopez hosted an evening of celebration at Kingwood Country Club, honoring the Humble ISD 2009-2010 school year and the Humble ISD Foundation. What a celebration for Lupe, outgoing Foundation chair, and his team! The Foundation broke all goals for this school year, raising over one million dollars, bringing the total of funds raised since 2000 to $3.4 million. A special treat was hearing from teachers Lynn Bennett, Cheryl VanRysdam, LaSondra Stewart, and Terry Harshaw, District Elementary Teacher of the Year. Incoming Foundation chair Carrie Brinsden told the appreciative crowd that she is looking forward to another fantastic year. The Clubs of Kingwood’s Mike Feild accepted many compliments on the chef’s fare for the evening, a sumptuous buffet that included various cheeses and crackers, ripe delicious fruits, Phyllo sesame wrapped asparagus, salmon with cauliflower puree, and Nori tuna and watermelon with Hoisin sauce. It was a who’s who of community and education movers and shakers, including Dr. Guy Sconzo; Ray and Karen Perkins Solcher; Joe and Corinn Price; Joe and Tracy Stunja; Kim Riley; Scott and Tracy Brady; Carolina Feild; Al and Cheryl Moore; Kristi Williams; Brent and Tara Colescott; Lisa Doughty; Robert Sitton; Eileen Bell; Margaret Fraissinet; Jerri Monbaron. Guest Chef Night at Amedeo’s this month featured none other than Scott Pignolet, Chairman Emeritus of Village Learning and Achievement Center (VLAC). You may not know that Scott is an “amateur” gourmand and artist (I have one of his pictures in my office.) Scott’s special menu featured Tuscan Stuffed Salmon with parsnip latkes and Anna Mae’s Soda Cracker pie. There was a raffle for someone to win their choice of Scott’s signed artwork that included the famous SWH (South Woodland Hills) Bald Eagle. All the art was for sale, benefitting VLAC, along with a portion of the dinner proceeds. Some of the artsy food lovers in the crowd: Leonard and Kim Brusatori; Robert and Lisa Dempsey with extended family and celebrating son Eric’s graduation; Dwayne, Karen and Kyle McClelland; Dennis, Jeanie and Rustin Keel; Sheila Turner; Mike and Penny Stark; Bob and Judy Black; Robert and Leslie Haugen; Mark and Pat Koenig; James Cosman; Aggie Green; Kristy Conrad; Lisa Prusak. Congressman Ted Poe was the guest speaker at a recent Kingwood Chamber of Commerce luncheon. There were hundreds in attendance, including thirty-two Kingwood Area Republican women and several spouses. Chamber president Sparky Nolan presented several “Giraffe Awards” to Chamber supporters. Faces in the crowd included Ron and Halene Crossman; Bob and Karen Slagle; Casey Christman; Alice Rekeweg; Judy Singletary; Marilyn Nelson; Marianne Lincoln; Joan Robinson; Miek Staats; Nancy Fulton; Skippy Lupton; Lanelle Johnston; Elaine Scott; Marlene Frazier; Karen Dunne; Mary Blanchard. You don’t want to miss the Zach Jones Memorial Gala (June 19) and Golf Tournament (June 21) at Walden Country Club. These are two of the most outstanding events in our community each year, raising funds for scholarships and also for rabies awareness and research. These are “stand alone” events - you can attend one or the other or both. For more information and registration visit www.ZachJonesMemorial.org. Seen “out and about”: Dining at Chimichurri’s and enjoying the smooth sounds of vocalist Manuel Gutierrez: Dave and Gwendolyn Condeleo Crawford; Gina Remmes; Daniel and Cherrie Ledoux; Mike and Layna Netek; Cheryl “CJ” Johnson; Tyler Hewitt, the new manager of Café Du Bois. At Amedeo’s Jazz Night: Paul and Denise Krieger; Christopher and Jill Curran; Ted and Diana Price; Londa Dunn; Linda Morrill. Rockin’ out at Nico’s Final Friday: our favorite deejay Mark Linabury; Sevala Sadic and fiancé Terry Benton; Marty Laurey; Dwayne Ulrich and CJ Johnson. Enjoying a night away from Washington, tasty Tin Roof barbeque, and Hobson’s music: Congressman Ted Poe with family; Ron and Tina Denoville. At home celebrating his recent retirement: Richard Ehrlich with wife JoAnn; Kelly and Jodi Phillips; Molly Webb and her mom Ellen Powers; Darrell and Cindy Young; Gene and Dorothy O’Neal, and many other friends and neighbors. Kings Harbor concerts are expanding for extra summer fun! Keller Williams Realty Northeast is adding four Thursday nights to the schedule: June 10, July 1, August 5 and September 2. You won’t want to miss the Wayne King Show on June 10, featuring classic favorites from Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Roy Orbison. These events are free and great family fun. So bring the kids, lawn chairs, and coolers and enjoy a beautiful night on the Harbor, with music, activities for the kids, and the wonderful food from Harbor restaurants, available for takeout. If you didn’t get our American flag in time for Memorial Day, be sure to contact Kingwood Rotary now for July 4th. Beautiful American flag tee shirts are also available. Contact and order information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Proceeds benefit several local and global charities. I’ll see you out and about!

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