Welcome, everyone, to Out and About – here to catch you up on what’s happening in the Lake Houston area!
How ‘bout them Astros? I love all the orange I’m seeing around town – just in time for fall, Thanksgiving and Halloween. Keep up the winning spirit!
Apex Estate Sales had a great ribbon cutting at the Greater East Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce’s Thirsty Thursday at Chachi’s. It was a packed back room with Chamber President Mark Linabury, Cheri Huber, Margaret Jones, Lagala Doran, Juanita Zavala, Tamara Paul, Cheryl Johnson, Denise and Paul Krieger, Cameron and Tori Krieger, Pauline Worth, Pam Dickinson and Connie Chandler to name a few of those mingling and enjoying Luis’s nachos and quesadillas, margaritas and the Astros on all the screens. Apex’s Daniel Ledoux donated two items for the raffle – congratulations to Terry Wendt and John from Smallcakes who won a $100 gift certificate to Chachi’s and a Waterford crystal candleholder, respectively.
Linda Prator and her team pulled off another fantastic luncheon to help shed light on domestic violence for FamilyTime’s Purple Ribbon luncheon together with Chris Zenker and Beth Reeder Higgins, who managed to gather an unbelievable amount of raffle items that were all displayed to perfection and Janet Huberty who got so much wine donated for the wine pull. The creative centerpieces were a fantastic collection of donations. Congratulations to Pat Guard, who was honored with the Evelyn Walters Women of Distinction award. Judy Cox, Juanita Zavala, Diana VanHorn, Halene Crossman, Casey Christman, Dan and Janet Huberty, Tara and Dan Crenshaw, Linda Dumas, Diana Hertzenberg, Kristen Satterwhite, Cheri Huber, David Escobar, Laryssa Korduba, John Zitzmann, Lincoln Goodwin, Beth Higgins, Viviana Messa, Tamara Paul, Christina Marie, Isabel Martinez, Kaaren Cambio, Anne-Marie Kapoor, Lee Lewis, Emmy Lee, Amanda Wood, Brycie Parnham, Amy Harrison, Kimberly Cox, Kelly Paull, Twila Carter, Claudette McKee, Mary Hubbard, Kyle Campbell, Kenna Marie, Martha Serna, Cindy Hecker, Beth Higgins, Susan Meinholz, Blake Thomas, Carole Brady, Wendy Soliday, Darcie Knapschaefer, Judy Williams, Angela Leviner, Kim Maxey, Dorothy Alspaugh, Kelli Schrang, Donna Wenner, Suzan Carter, Cindy Avdey, MaryRose Lebus, Belinda King and Missy Ruben were just a few of the many wonderful guests swathed in purple.
Ted Poe has been on a remarkable trip recently. He accompanied his father, Virgil, and a group of World War II heroes to Washington, DC. Virgil Poe was drafted in June 1944 and entered the service at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. before taking basic Infantry Training at Camp Wolters in Texas. He served in the 7th U. S. Army in France, Belgium and Germany as a truck driver and rifleman and in heavy artillery until Germany’s surrender in 1945. After Virgil’s return to America, he was on a troop train to Seattle with other servicemen who were being shipped to the Pacific War. On the train, they learned that Japan had surrendered. Virgil was sent to Ft. Hood until the battalion moved to Camp Polk in Louisiana where Virgil served as administration NCO in the newly organized Rocket FA Battalion Headquarters and also served as supply sergeant in the same battalion. He was honorably discharged from the service in August 1946. Virgil graduated from Abilene Christian College in 1952 and worked 42 years at Southwestern Bell Telephone Co./AT&T as an engineer in Dallas, Houston and St. Louis. Virgil married Dorrace Hill of Temple, Texas on Oct. 16, 1946. They were married 72 years before she passed away in April 2019. They have two children, Jayne Poe Massey and Ted Poe; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Kingwood Area Alumnae Panhellenic Association welcomes these bright young ladies: At Texas A&M University: from Kingwood High School – Ellen Antrich at Chi Omega, Delaney Boyd at Zeta Tau Alpha, Anna Chong at Alpha Chi Omega, Emmie Efferson at Chi Omega, Maggie McCall at Kappa Delta, Francine Meij at Chi Omega, Hope Merritt at Delta Gamma, Tanna Svihovec and Emma Torres at Zeta Tau Alpha, Katie Wallace at Pi Beta Phi, Camryn Wisenbaker at Zeta Tau Alpha; from Kingwood Park High School – Abby Bennett at Delta Delta Delta; from Summer Creek High School – Lexie Rillera and Brittney Broering at Kappa Delta; and from Atascocita High School – Maddie Kenworthy at Delta Gamma. At Texas Tech University: from Kingwood High School – Jordan Bleiberg at Alpha Delta Pi, Bailey Faerber and Patricia Gordon at Delta Gamma, Leah Foley and Carly Stroud at Chi Omega, Audrey Foyle and Brooke Noble at Alpha Chi Omega, and Rachel Rabalais at Delta Delta Delta. Congratulations, ladies!
Don’t forget to stock up on the Halloween candy. Hopefully, the weather will be cooperative this year and we’ll see lots of the cute little munchkins at our doors. Happy Halloween!