Welcome back to Out and About ... the only place that you can find out what’s happening in Kingwood, Atascocita and Humble! It was a hot afternoon in Kingwood, but there was much excitement in the air at the groundbreaking ceremonies for Village Learning & Achievement Center’s new Plum Valley Day Center. Kingwood Presbyterian senior pastor, Dr. Robert Covington gave the invocation. Immediate past president Scott Pignolet served as master of ceremonies. Faces in the crowd: Nancy Crabb, Nancy Reed, Lynda Watts, Gwendolyn Condeleo, Kimberly Boyd, architect Carl Joiner and general contractor Don Thompson. After the ceremony, VLAC clients, known as Villagers, parents, community leaders and friends gathered for cake, cookies and cold drinks. The celebration continued at Amedeo’s as Russ and Ellen Nipe, Harold and Barbara Hutchinson, Hildy and Dave Bubier, Steve and Lisa Prusak, and the Brusatoris enjoyed Tony Raffa’s hospitality. It was a beautiful night in Royal Shores as Karen Boughton hosted an event, as only Karen can, for the exciting and beautiful new development. Two model homes were open for oohing, aahing, and viewing, along with great food, wine and music. The food was fabulous, of course, because Chef Daniel from Walden on Lake Houston Country Club and Chef David from Amedeo’s were cooking and dishing right there in front of everyone! The lovely homes feature views of either The Reserve, Lake Houston, or a man made lake. Gorgeous (and handsome!) faces in the crowd: Tracy and Joe Stunja, John Hammond, Rod and Eunice Dennis, Leigh Marcus, Sarah and Ed Nowak, Joan Imperato, Barbara Noonan, Lori and Ed Jones, Mary Ann and Jim Wosenitz. The annual Humble Intercontinental Rotary Spaghetti Supper was a tremendous success, as hundreds of hungry families turned out for some really delicious spaghetti (prepared by area fire departments) and a great evening of entertainment. There was a special “white table cloth VIP” section this year for table sponsors. There were fun things for the kids to do, including a fire truck to climb on, and a battery operated (much smaller) fire truck that sped through the Humble Civic Center to the delight of kids of all ages. Women of Rotary prepared some really yummy desserts; my favorite was a very dark chocolate brownie. Faces in the crowd: Robert Scarfo and Jayme Snowden; Marvin and Tracy Monk; Dixie and Mimi Frantz; Johnnie Ray Scoggins; Carl Joiner; Kristi Williams, Lisa Prusak, Scott Pignolet, Carolyn Baldwin; The Boyds: Andrew, Kimberly, Meredith, Chandler, Harrison, and Andrew, Jr. Wedding Bells – congratulations to newlyweds (May 19) Monica (Alston) and Jason Hains; Nika (Harmon) and Larry Brusatori. The Society of Cork and Fork gathered at the beautiful lake home of John and Lisa Bell. Much to everyone’s surprise, Dr. David Dean casually mentioned that he had been the victim of an armed robbery in Atascocita that week. Thanks to our Precinct 4 Constables, the gunmen were caught shortly after the incident; no one was injured. Sharing the good news were Dick and Bev Silloway, Meredith and Richard Hawley. What’s on my calendar: May 24, American Heart Association Go Red for Women Luncheon, Airport Marriott Hotel; Lindsey Mulholland, 713-610-5021; June 2 Car Show & Food Drive for Society of St. Stephen, 1799 Woodland Hills, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Pastor Patrick Evans, 281-358-2137. Have a long and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend! I’ll see you out and about!

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