The Village Learning Centers recent “Havana Nights” charity gala was a lively success.

The Village Learning Centers celebrated their annual gala live this year — and boy did they do it in style — Cuban style. The theme for the event was “Havana Nights” and guests and patrons sported the best in “Cuban” wear and enjoyed the sweet sounds of the David Caceres band.

Held on Saturday, Oct. 23 at The Ballroom at Bayou Place on Texas Ave., everyone enjoyed a delicious dinner and a heartwarming presentation honoring Jay and Sally Mincks, longtime supporters of The Village Centers and many other organizations in the Kingwood and surrounding area. 

The emcee for the evening was the charming and beautiful Mayra Moreno of KTRK-TV ABC13. She, along with auctioneer Patrick Kelly, created a fun and spirited live auction, raising over $50 thousand at the event.

The Village Gala Committee would like to thank all of the volunteers and sponsors for making this event possible. Volunteers and sponsors are the lifeblood of and a blessing to nonprofit organizations.

Presenting Sponsors — The Jerry C. Dearing Foundation and Joe and Cathy Cleary; Copacabana Sponsors — Halliburton Charitable Foundation, Insperity and Accutrans; Tropicana Sponsors — The Tribune and The Forest Image; Mojito Sponsors — The MINT Bank, Bill and Janice Anderson, Leonard and Kim Brusatori, and Greg and Marie Halvatzis; Habanero Sponsors — Brite Success, Ray Brock, Jeannette Burg, Jeff and Kristy Conrad, James Cosman and Robert Scarfo; Havana Sponsors — Comerica Bank, Michelle Sorrentino and Richard and Kim Hunter; Cigar Sponsor — Michael Simonetty; and photographer — Pat and Ray’s Studio

The Village Centers looks forward to seeing everyone again soon as they look to 2022 events — the first event of the year will be the annual golf tournament, scheduled for Friday, March 25, 2022 at the Clubs of Kingwood.

For more information on The Village Centers and the upcoming events, contact Pam Bunn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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