As the sun makes the occasional appearance in Texas this month, there have already been getaways — Erica, Duane Johnston and family had an adventurous trip to Big Bend, Kelly and Rick Paull went on a third honeymoon to Key West and Connie and Darryal Chandler spent time with dear friends Robyn and Ron Choiniere in Orange Beach. Janice and Rick Fox took their grandbabies to Disney World while Gwendolyn and Dave Crawford escaped to their Colorado condo. Speaking of Erica Johnston, kudos on graduating from Leadership Houston Class 39 – one more thing to add to her vast list of accomplishments!

An abundance of high school graduates to toast including Jen and Olle Karlstrom’s daughter, Halena, who will be attending Ohio University, Corinn and Joe’s daughter, Lexi, who will attend SMU, Kelly and Dean’s dynamic duo, Hallie and Parker Ryan, heading to Texas A&M, Ben Pina and Phillip Crane going to the University of Wyoming, Ashton Karp will be attending the University of Cincinnati Music Conservatory, Alaina Donovan will be going to the University of Texas, Madeline Duncan is planning to attend UT’s Moody School of Journalism, Michele’s son, Sam Dykstra, will be attending UT Tyler, Les and Paige Langley’s son, Luke, will be swimming in Florida, Jamie and Paul Mount’s daughter, Natalie, will be going to UT Arlington, and also Cheri and Rob Huber’s daughter, Cassie.

The Clubs of Kingwood hosted another grand dueling piano extravaganza. Over 200 attended including Karen and Tom Moran, DeAnn and Bill Essay, LaDonna and Patrick Pettit, Kelly and Rick Paull, Rob and Nancy Sawyer, Shannon Wacker in an adorable white dress accompanied by beau Brandon Tidwell, John and Terra glamorous in black and white with a Hallmark, Kakie Palmer, Lorena Haylow, Chris and Jason Parker, April looking lovely in a sexy LBD with hunky hubby Matt Mayo, Linda and David Prator, Cheryl and Tony Austin. Dr. Bob and Karen Cassidy sat with Bill and Tina Bivins. Patrick and Nicole Keenan and their posse had front row seats. Guest Kevin Weatherford endured some good-natured ribbing from the master of ceremonies. Joe Schultz and consummate lady’s man, David Harper accompanied several club beauties comprising Alice Pope, Rachel Harlin and Sandy Lockett. Connie Chandler modeled the gorgeous silver, emerald and diamond bracelet she received from her dapper darling, Darryal, on the occasion of her birthday. Also in attendance were Devon and Chad Alexander, and Eileen Booher. I understand that Emily Stander, chair of Humble Area Assistance Ministries Pillars of the Community event, has leaked that this year’s fundraiser will feature an encore of dueling pianos. Consider sponsoring or attending this fun event and support an amazing community organization.

June birthdays include: Tiffany Stafford, Linda Markle, Mark Mitchell, Kelly Krumrey, Virginia Glander, Judy Black, Sarah Hebert, Shari Watkins, Victoria Barrett, Carole Covey, Dirk Sylvester, Michael Netek, Danielle Stephens, Shannon Scott, India Loth, Shannon McIntire, Jill Donahue, Tamara Paul, Pam MacNaughton, Tonya Meyerhofer, Ginger Robertson, Karen Moran, George King, Maggie LaBove, Shelby Lewis, Tammy Holecamp, Julie Cornay, Patty Howard, Lee Michelle Lewis, John Darst, Kim Hunter, Mary Sylvester, Richard Allen Abram II, Dan Huberty, Eunice Dennis, Michele Dykstra, Kendall Robnett, Carolyn McCarty, Terri Stanton, Rudy Munoz, Robin Martinez and Jeanie Whitney (50). Twin sisters Kelly Paull and Kerry Baker will enjoy a big day (50) in June.

Wedding anniversaries include Elizabeth and Bryan Hoffman (34), John and Jackie Dugas (35), Tiffany and Troy Thomasson (11), Ginger and Bob Burklow (52), Mariah and Blake Stringer (1) and LaDonna and Rick Winters (35), Jaimie and Chris Reamer (8), John and Jackie Dugas (35), Ingrid and David Wohleber (8), Kris and Patrick Zastoupil (41) and Tim and Carol Hunt (42).

Get over to Kingwood Farmers Market — they have over 40 vendors each Thursday from 3-7 p.m. Lots of great booths including Fresh Yard Eggs, Jelly Girl, Law Ranch Cattle, Hidden Treasure Gardening. For an up to the minute listing, visit their website at

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