The Greater East Montgomery Chamber had its second in-person luncheon July 7 catered by Texas Road House at the Randall Reed Stadium Community Room. Myra Bruns was in patriotic scarf and red jacket, Tracie Kaminoff in “Kam” green, Brandie McCulloch in teal and Cheri Huber was in red, white and blue. Over 100 members and guests enjoyed the luncheon immensely, shaking hands and sharing a few hugs!   

Battle of the Bartenders was tremendous. Over 150 were on hand to watch four local favorites in cocktail combat. At stake was not only the glory and a nice gift card, but bragging rights for the cocktail of the month. Reece brought the sophistication along with his signature 007 Vesper Martini, “shaken, not stirred” of course. His beverage was paired with bouillabaisse. Amanda put together a spicy peach martini served with a peach and goat cheese bruschetta. All the way from Jamaica, Stephan served a Jamaican Maui along with jerked chicken. Last but certainly not least was Josie (cheering section in tow) who won the night with her “Josie’s on a Vacation Far Away” blueberry (antioxidant loaded) pick-me-up with a pacific rim surf and turf. Some of the beautiful people in attendance were Cindy and George Avdey. Cindy is forever stunning, but particularly gorgeous in a satiny green long dress. Samantha Cox was adorable in a summer dress and jacket and Mitchell Cox in country club casual.

Emily Stander, chair of Humble Area Assistance Ministries Pillars of the Community event, has leaked that this year’s fundraiser will feature dueling pianos. Consider sponsoring or attending this fun event and support an amazing community organization. If you were lucky enough to score a ticket to the White Linen Event hosted by Louis and Gaby Flory, I hope to see you there, proceeds will help with the Pillars auction.

Partnership Lake Houston honored its Top 4 under 40 from 2020 and 2021. Included in this illustrious list were Christopher Butsch, Jennifer Carney, John Corbeil and Tracie Mieth (2020) and Dru Gutierrez, Adam McAlpine, Mike Miller and Daniela Sumbera (2021). The lunch was held at the Clubs of Kingwood and Kent Hutchinson was the guest speaker and presenter. In addition, Diane Sconzo and son, Michael, watched as Terry Vaughn was awarded the Guy Sconzo Distinguished Alumni Award. The ballroom was packed with chamber supporters. Winners Daniela S. and Jen C. were stunning in red. Also in attendance were HAAM’s Tiffany Stafford, the Y was represented by Chris Butsch and Talybra Hollins. Colin Carney was there to support gorgeous wife Jen, and Josh Morrison was spotted at the Stander table. Lovely Audrey McAlpine cheered on her husband Adam. Dr. Destry Dokes of San Jacinto Community College, Dr. Elizabeth Fagen Humble ISD superintendent, and Patrick Pettit, general manager of the Clubs of Kingwood, were also in the house.

The Clubs of Kingwood will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the movie “Tin Cup” which was filmed in Kingwood. The Tin Cup Anniversary Celebration is all about commemorating the 25th anniversary of the filming of the Tin Cup movie. Consider attending this exciting and worthwhile event, while benefiting two worthy causes! Humble Area Assistance Ministries and Employer Partner Care Foundation are the beneficiaries of this momentous event! Enjoy dinner, dancing and a silent auction featuring vacation stays, restaurant packages, spa packages and more! Invite your friends and enjoy the Clubs of Kingwood at its finest! I actually heard that a few of the committee members might be heading to Gruene Hall for the Modern West concert with hopes of “kidnapping” Kevin Costner.

Bubbly and beautiful Kathy Adkins hosted her annual “Jan Fan” party reently, Kathy’s adorable sister, Jan Davis, comes every year for the fun event, which includes bottomless Champagne, fantastic food and tons of laughs. Real “Jan fans” are given to guests, which feature two sides of photos of the Lafayette native. Enjoying the day were Donna Wiener, Ellie Csengery, Fran Linton, Diane Blanco, Ellen DeLap, Cynthia Calvert and Judy Thigpen.

Happy birthday to a pride of amazing Leos: Stephanie Causey, Christine Victory, Nicolas Stander, Justin Cleveland, Frannie Gold, Jim Stubbs, Judy Cox, Lisa Doughty, Donna Lewis, Judy Gurney, Penny Westerfeld, Jennifer Gisclair, Kerry Woodson, Sen. Brandon Creighton, Liz Harden, Dr. Polly Heil-Mealy, Cynthia Calvert, Tiara Marenco, Jessica Beemer, Tracie Kamenoff, Julie Arthur, Allie Smart, Leslie Raffa, Judy Williams, Carol Prince, Teri Jones, Devon Alexander, Lagala Doran, Lauren Schreiber, Fran Osten-Snowden, Valerie Copely, Robert Sitton, Nancy Sawyer, Bonnie Longnion, Millie Garrison, Gwendolyn Crawford, Erica Johnston, Carmen Weber, Ed Dormer, and Shalene Haydel, Tammy Howard, Rosie Sladek, and Stefani Kilgore.

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