Linda Prator and team hosted an amazing luncheon benefiting FamilyTime. It appeared as if most of the Lake Houston area ladies attended. The décor was gorgeous and the food prepared by Chef Mario was divine. The majority of the guests wore various shades of purple blending together in a lovely palette. I believe this was the largest Purple Ribbon Luncheon ever — with approximately 340 guests including: Cheri Huber in a lovely purple shift, Mark Linabury, Layna Netek, Kaaren Cambio, Congressman Dan Crenshaw and the ever lovely Tara Crenshaw, Dan Huberty, Mike Sullivan, Dorothy Alspaugh, Donna Ballard, Devon Alexander, Theo Christman, Casey Christman, Rachel Phetteplace looking lovely in lilac, Allison McCrady in purple paisley, Jessica Beemer, Emily Stander, Michelle Wilson, Millie Garrison, Aggie Green, Audra Blakely in lavender and cream, Jennifer Carney in black, ivory and purple, Jeannie Whitney in a lovely purple and peach skirt, Gina Thompson in red, Rachel Harlin, Ann Crawford, Anne Viault, Ava Morrison, Diana Van Horn, Carole Brady sporting a festive fascinator, Chris Parker, Lucy Hoffman, Annette Wood, Myra Bruns, Elizabeth Fagen, Pat Guard, Sydney Ware, Ellen Johnson, Tammy Holecamp, CJ Johnson, Cherrie Ledoux, Ellen Delap, Ann Dominick and Humble ISD School Board President Martina Dixon — did I mention that she is running for county judge? Thanks to Precinct 4 for letting David Escobar, Ken Key, Mark Herman and John Zitzman out for the day! I don’t believe I have seen most of these people over the last two years — so kudos to the committee for getting them out of hiding! The FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center 2021 “Evelyn Walters Woman of Excellence” Award recipient is Janet Huberty. No one deserves it more for all of her hard work and dedication. Theo Christman was able to secure the large lovely lavender mums that lined the stage and were donated by the generous and amazing Robin Martinez of Flowers of Kingwood.

A great turnout for the GEM Chamber monthly luncheon at Fountain View Farm. Judy Hayes of Designed Realty Group was the presenting sponsor. Lunch was catered by our fabulous Tony Raffa of Amedeo’s and Raffa’s. A few of those present were chamber president, Mark Linabury, Danell Fields, Bill Hildebrandt, Diane Bullock, Ruben Lizalde, Helen Montgomery, Diane Heinricks, Fred and Sherry Wetz. Erica Pol, Judy Cox, Sheila Hebert, Cameron Hayes, Jason Tracy, Jim Carranza, Bobbi Bodenhamer and of course Cheri Huber.

Judge Lincoln Goodwin, Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4, hosted his 5th annual Salute to Service Prayer Breakfast. United States Rep. Dan Crenshaw was the keynote speaker honoring veterans and first responders. In attendance were Jim McIngvale (better known as Mattress Mack), Scott Chandler, Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jack Cagle, Humble City Council Member Charles Cunningham, Chris Parker, service members, veterans and first responders who are always welcome to attend free of charge!

The annual wine crawl at the Clubs of Kingwood was sold out yet again. Members and their guests visited several houses around the club and enjoyed food prepared by Chef Mario and wine pairings. Among the crawlers were: James and Christine Bishop, James and Virginia Dieter, Bob and Carol Jefferson, Phillip and Patti Kramer, Raymond and Carolyn Landry, Scott and Dawn McClendon, Louis and Jeanna Merkle, Janet Murawski, Ginny Nash, Kelly and Mike Smith, Kathryn and Alex Sagebien, Aaron and Stephanie Garcia, Richard and Grace Piacenti, Bruce and Anne Quick.

The price was right at the October luncheon of Hi Neighbor.  Raffas was filled to the brim with ladies recognizing October as breast cancer awareness month so it was pink, pink, pink boas, tiaras, necklaces and outfits galore!  President Tammy Holekamp held sway despite a broken collar bone from a sudden lurch while dog walking.  Nancy Foiser created the most delightful game of pricing with all those in attendance in awe of her creativity.  First time attendee Dixie Frantz walked away with the “Showcase Showdown’ cache of prizes as the final prize winner. Dixie, who happens to live on Haven Pines Drive, was seated at a table full of residents of Haven Pines Drive!  Emily Bouquet, Lee Rivet, Marilyn Morgan and Nancy are long time members and friends and they were surprised to have yet another Haven Pines resident attend!  Also at the table were Diana Van Horn and Cynthia Calvert - while not Haven Pines residents they decided they were members of the subset - Friends of Haven Pines!  Aggie Green drove in from Ohio to attend and she was looking darling!    P.V. Fitzharris and RuthAnn Koza were mingling - along with many other gorgeous ladies including Francesca Fowler-Franks, Susan Soderquist and Margie Nicolai. The next meeting will be a shopping marathon at Kingwood Country Club in November.  Only $20 gets you an annual membership to enjoy all the fun!!!

After 21 years with the City of Humble, Pat Gill decided it was time to retire – so she did. Pat is the pleasant voice on the other side of the telephone line when anyone calls the Humble Civic Center. Pat worked first as an office clerk, then as the administrative assistant to the director. Sixty of Pat’s city colleagues, co-workers, friends and family dropped by the Civic Center to say farewell and marvel at the retro decorations that Pat designed herself. In fact, that’s what she plans to do now that she has time on her hands – grow her vintage clothing/hand painted wearable art clothing business through Rocksteadyvintage.com, then travel to different shows around Texas and beyond. Ever the champion, Pat plans to grow her business enough to contribute to the fight against human trafficking in and around Houston. Humble Mayor Norman Funderburk declared that the City will miss her. Her boss, Jennifer Wooden, also director of the Civic Center, presented her with a lovely crystal trophy. Also in the crowd were Howard and Sharon Mittag, Tom Broad, her adult children, Jennifer Gill, Brittany Lopez, Jonathan Gill, and the love of her life, nine-year-old grandson, Brayden. “I have been blessed with the best co-workers,” she said. “We are family, helping and supporting each other on and off the job. I will miss seeing them every day.”

Happy birthday to Rose Ann Martin, Jennifer Boettger, Ann Lawnin, Christine Pechayco, Tracy Brown, Jill Henderson, Gina Thompson, Mary Marbach, D.D.S., Chris Smith, Pam Hall, Chris O’Dell, Carolyn Mashburn, Tommie Valle, Audrey Winters, Marietta Winters, Cassie Huber, Chris Yoder, Carole Brady, Jennifer Yoder, Humble Mayor Norman Funderburk, Michael Wynn, Rachel Huber, Terri Stowers, Allison McCrady, Steve Kusner, Kathy Neal, Patsy Oliver, Derinda Bass, Jackie Cate, Ashley Lawrence, Laura Rivet, Cheryl McGeough, Nicole Holloway, Cindy Avdey, Jeremy Davis, Lynn Dyakon, Shannon Wacker, Constable Mark Herman, Christie Siedhoff, Rick Paull and Darryal Chandler!

Happy first anniversary to Kat and Bryan Haynes.

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