Welcome, everyone, to Out and About – here to catch you up on what’s happening in the Lake Houston area!
Fall is finally here! Despite not having the blaze of autumn colors in our livable forest or the snap of chill in the air, it is still my most favorite time of the year.
Do you have your #HISDstrong T-shirt yet? The booth was hopping at the #Kingwoodstrong festival as hundreds of people came to show their community spirit. Milling about listening to live music, standing in line for a taco from Torchy’s, and saying hello to friends and neighbors were Dan Huberty, Dave Martin, Jessica Beemer, Casey Christman, Jerri Monbaron, Christopher and Jill Curran, Mike and Layna Netek, Tony and Cheryl Austin, Wayne and Millie Garrison, Jenna Armstrong, Chad and Devon Alexander, Eileen Booher and Kelly Paull.
The In the Pink campaign for breast cancer awareness is on a full roll with several events leading to the 10th annual luncheon Oct. 20. To kick off the luncheon, a Save the Date party was held at Amedeo’s where the Texas Pink Ribbon, a signature cocktail, was unveiled. Through the generosity of Tony and Leslie Raffa, a portion of the proceeds of every Texas Pink Ribbon ordered throughout the month of October will be donated to In the Pink. Raising pink glasses to the cause were Tim and Debbie Baker, Roy and Sue Hearnsberger, Noel and Cristi Cardenas, Brittany Cannon, Nancy Shortsleeve, Lynette Calfee, Audrey Winders, Suzanne Brown, Angie Lewis, Memorial Hermann staff members, Kelly Paull and the gang from Planet Ford, Robin Ardoin and Brooke Baugh. Don’t forget to add a couple of stops at Amedeo’s in the month of October; bring your friends, have an appetizer or two, and order some Texas Pink Ribbons for a great cause!
The In the Pink committee will also have a booth at the Fall Open House at the Wellness Center in Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital Oct. 4 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Enjoy tai chi and yoga demonstrations, relaxing chair massages, refreshments, door prizes and visit the guest booths from area businesses. Don’t forget to stop by the In the Pink booth to buy your tickets to the luncheon (if you haven’t yet) and a Pink Out T-shirt (or two).
Another Pink event is Kingwood Skin Essentials’ annual Pretty in Pink for the Cure. Mark your calendars for Oct. 5 from 6-8 p.m. and bring your girlfriends to enjoy appetizers, drinks, goody bags, a silent auction, door prizes, free consults and several “one night only” specials.
Gina Remmes generously invited a few of her girlfriends for an afternoon of wine tasting, complete with limo service courtesy of husband Bernie. It was an absolute blast! Susan Tillinghast, Kathleen Labbe, Jennifer Arthur, Joan Clinton (with some pretty fabulous shoes on), Ida Schultze, Robin Purgahn and Shelly Paul (arriving later from her temporary Chase Bank post on the other side of town) enjoyed the beautiful tasting room at Nice Winery. Winemaker Ryan Levy sipped us through six different wines, including the delicious 2013 Notorious Cabernet Sauvignon (my personal favorite of the lot). Afterwards, the party moved to Amedeo’s for dinner, some pretty decadent flourless chocolate cake, and just a little more wine.
Our very own Danielle Schaaf has a new book out! “Holy Bones, Limbo and Jesus in my Cheetos (Catholics believe the darndest things)” is now available. Don’t forget to get your very own copy. I happen to know there are some author-signed copies up for grabs out there as well.
Although their families and friends in Kingwood may still be displaced while working on drying out homes and slowly rebuilding, life does not take a break for our college freshmen. These are the annual Sorority Bid Day results from the Kingwood Area Alumnae Panhellenic Association: At the University of Alabama: from Atascocita High School, Julia Smith - Alpha Omicron Pi and Kelsey Elsworth - Gamma Phi Beta; from Kingwood Park High School, Courtney Blanchard - Kappa Delta. At the University of Arkansas: from Kingwood High School, Arianna Shimel - Alpha Delta Pi, Brooke Matthews - Alpha Omicron Pi, Maddie Parrish and Amanda Poppell - Pi Beta Phi. At Auburn: Nicolette Brown from Kingwood High - Phi Mu. Welcome, ladies!
Some happy, happy September birthday greetings for a few very dear friends of mine – kisses and hugs to Larry Shiflet, Danny Sullivan, Geralyn Sullivan, Danell Fields and Lynn Fields!
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