Lake Houston’s Got Talent Show was held Thursday, July 29 at the Nathaniel Center. The sold out show featured performances by singers, dancers, jazz musicians, a cello duo and even a fire dancer.
The judges for the event were Jennifer Carney, owner of Carney’s Tutoring, Emily David, aka “Queen Emily” from America’s Got Talent Season 3 fifth place winner, Danell Fields of Anne Vickery & Associates Realty, Brenda Guy, featured in North of the Border Magazine and Voyage Magazine as one of Houston’s Best Entertainers and Chris Parker, Humble ISD board of trustees, Position 3.
The event winners in the general public category were Eduardo Trevino in first place for his guitar and song performance of “All of Me” by John Legend; Cello Road, the duo of brothers Austin and Conner Taylor won second place with “Love Story,” by Taylor Swift; and Andi Cotto took third place with her beautiful rendition of “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol. In the special needs division, piano player Shane Heatherington took first place (again) with “I Saw the Light,” Andrew Shepherd took second place with his wonderful performance of “Pure Imagination — Willy Wonka” and Jeane Rogers was third place winner with “Popeye the Sailorman.” Judges choice award winners were: most enthusiastic — Patrick Sablan for his fire dance performance, outstanding performance went to Brandi Cate for “Frozen,” excellence in technique went to ballerina Victoria Goncalo, most creative to Deliyah Dumo for her song of “Almost There” and best costume went to Gabriella Castro for “Siempre Hace Frio.”
The emcee for the event was Kelly Paull, member experience director at The Clubs of Kingwood and former development director for The Village. In attendance was John and Michelle Sorrentino, Gwendolyn and Dave Crawford, Millie and Wayne Garrison, Geralyn and Danny Sullivan, Rick Paull, Kim and Leonard Brusatori, Sandy Lee, Kevin Lossen and Michelle Taylor, Cher Pope, Pam McNair and Brenda Miller, along with many other parents of performers, friends, employees of the Village Centers and countless volunteers.
What in heaven’s name is happening to our little burg? The Clubs of Kingwood new member mixer was filled with couples who have moved here from parts a far. Most of them were attracted by the livable forest and the amazing golfing opportunities at The Clubs of Kingwood. As one new member (from Japan) mentioned “Where can you go and have five golf courses to choose from?” He and his wife had already made an offer on a home in Pearland before stumbling upon the Clubs of Kingwood, a golfer’s paradise!
Kingwood Women’s Club is selling tickets to their wonderful Holiday Marketplace at the Humble Civic Center Oct. 25 and Oct. 26. Of course, you won’t want to miss the preview party on Monday from 6-9 p.m. Tickets won’t be sold at the door, so get them now through members or online at holidaymarketplace.kingwoodwomensclub.org.
This is the 20th year for In The Pink, which is an organization affiliated with Northeast Hospital Foundation to provide breast cancer awareness, education and mammograms for those in need.
This year instead of a luncheon there will be mini fundraisers around the community. Individuals, groups and organizations are being very creative in finding ways to raise money for this worthy cause.
Carol Prince and Casey Christman are 2021 co-chairs. A few of those present at the virtual planning meeting were Megan Waldrop, Amber Nieto, Jennifer Wooden and Nancy Shortsleeve. Some of the others in the Lake Houston area who serve on the committee are Kaaren Cambio, Danell Fields, Emmy Lee, D’Ann Bailey, Heather Ingalls, Karon Curtis, Mary Adams, Donna Wiener, Kimberly Stokes, Kathy Adkins, Jessica Beemer, Robin Martinez, Nikki Lacey and Tamara Paul.
Precinct 4 celebrated 20 years at the Opry. There were approximately 55 folks attending from all over Precinct 4 including: Norman and Kathy Funderburk, Jennifer Wooden, Cactus Jack, Richard and fiance Courtney, Chris, Jason Parker and “the girls,” Judge Laryssa Korduba, Nancy Morrison, Kaaren and Mark Cambio. The guests were entertained by two bands — The Dry Water Band and Commissioner Cagle’s Band.
Happy birthday to Chad Alexander, Millie Garrison, Samantha Cox, Jenn Bowman, Kim Klepcyk, Twila Carter, Judy Cox, Debbie Bergstrom, Heather VanHooser, Dave Crawford, Debra Mayfield, Angie Chesnut, Chris Johnsen, Janice Laney, Valerie Gagliano, Sophia Mafrige, Laura Puente, Erica Reyes, Kendall Baker, Terry Whitney, Brooke Martin, Sydney Ware, Greg Halvatzis, Lourdes Velasquez, Ray Guard, Gail Harney, Katie Awe, Kristena Hackett, Jamie Mount, Nancy Morrison, Larry Shiflet, Katie Stowers, Scott Chandler, Teri Kropik, Mary Ciura, Glenda Rice, Bill Hildebrandt, Vern Reichert, Fred Rosenberg, and Geralyn Sullivan.