Welcome back to Out and About … where you can find out what’s happening in our community! May has started out with a bang!  On May 1, the American Heart Association Go Red for Women luncheon crowd packed the Crowne Plaza Hotel ballroom.  Stacie Rubin touched our hearts as the inspirational passion speaker. Channel 13’s Ilona Carson was a lovely emcee. We were wowed as Corinn Price, Tricia Ryan, Carol Sutton, Cami Boyett, Mary Shank, Susan Moore, Allessandria Lieber, Stacy and Caroline Smith, Channel 39’s Mia Gradney, Channel 11’s Nellie Gonzalez, Fox 26’s Sibila Vargas, and other gorgeous models strutted their stuff in beautiful Tootsie’s and Talbots fashions.   Congratulations to Susan White who received the prestigious Barbara Newman award.   Faces in the crowd:  Jill Henderson, Christi Harvey, Jill Curran, Lynda Watt, Nancy Reed, Joanna Hammond, Laurie Hiett, Addie Wiseman, Kathy Adkins and hundreds more! Congressman Ted Poe opened his new offices on Kingwood Drive, and it was standing room only, as well-wishers filed in to have pictures taken with the congressman.  Faces in the crowd: Ron and Halene Crossman; Glen and Alice Rekeweg; Michael and Kim Sullivan; Skippy Lupton, Nancy Fulton, Robert Scarfo, Diane Blanco and many more. Later that evening, the inaugural Cinco de Mayo celebration, sponsored by HESI, gathered under a tent at Kingwood Country Club. Arriving guests were serenaded by mariachis and later by beautiful folklorico dancers. Enjoying traditional Mexican fare were C.J. Johnson, organizing hostess for the event; Dwayne Ulrich, Howard Pitman; Cherryl Young; Dan and Janet Huberty; Lou Georgiades; Kathie Gentry; Houston City Attorney Arturo Michel; Houston mayoral candidate Peter Brown; Gwendolyn Condeleo Crawford; Larry and Cynthia Calvert Shiflet. The Consul General of Mexico was the special honoree. The Kingwood College Big Band performed their final concerts of the season on Friday and Saturday nights.  Kudos to director Jim Stubbs and the talented musicians! The lively two-hour concert ended with a rousing audience performance of “When the Saints go Marching In” and “When We All Get to Heaven.”  The next day Eileen Booher placed the winning bet on “Mine Your Bird,” at the Kentucky Derby party held at Jason and Chris Parker’s home.  The ladies wore hats and lovely spring outfits. Everyone enjoyed the wonderful food, which included bourbon balls, Kentucky Derby pie and mint juleps, of course.  Moving on from there, it was back to Kingwood Country Club, another tent, and the annual Party on the Green, kicking off the Humble Area Chamber of Commerce golf tournament that was held last Thursday.  Dan Huberty and Robert Sitton were the co-chairs, with Kingwood Medical Center as the title sponsor. The event committee included Nancy Shortsleeve, Devon Alexander, Judy Luquette, Angie Gentry and Stephanie Biondolillo;   Bob Schorr did a great job as auctioneer.  Faces in the crowd:  Jimmy Hartung (who won the TV donated by Dan), and wife Lea; David and Melissa Heaton; Jim and Laura Cox; Keith and Annette Isbell; newlyweds Robert and Jayme Scarfo; Janet Huberty; Chad Alexander; Dave Luquette, Victor and Diane Blanco; Jess and Danell Fields; Mike and Tracey Killion. On Sunday afternoon, Tony Raffa held his 20th annual Linguini Classic Golf Tournament followed by a fabulous buffet dinner at Amedeo’s.  Mike Corder, Oscar Carillo, Allen Riley and Tony Raffa comprised the winning foursome.  Other faces in the dinner crowd:  Roddy and Patsy McAlpine, Larry and Jan Shryock; Mike and Connie Hayes, Lupe and Josie Lopez, Mike and Barbara Byers. The sad note of this busy weekend was the news that Kingwood Medical Center CEO Gay Nord will leave us to become CEO of another HCA hospital in Kansas City.  Gay has been a generous and outstanding community leader. Thank you, Gay. We will miss you! Cinco de Mayo at Town Center was packed with people celebrating and enjoying food and drinks provided by Chachi’s, including Mark and Norma Phillips; Wade and Dee Bartlett; Danny and Geralyn Sullivan; Mike and Sue Schmidt; Keith and Debbie Miller; Ron and Natasha Holly; Karen Boughton and many others. Cheri Huber opened Bill’s Café recently for a rare Sunday afternoon of raising funds and awareness for Melanoma awareness.  It was a great gathering of ladies (Barb and Christa Isom, Karyn and Cindy Brenza, Bonnie Longnion, JoAnne Corcoran and Holli Facundo, just to name a few) who enjoyed food and drinks and shopping opportunities with Southern Living and Silpada Designer Jewelry.  Cheri is a melanoma survivor and will participate in the AIM for a Cure, Miles for Melanoma Walk, Saturday, May 16, across from MD Anderson Cancer Center.  To join Cheri’s team, contact her at 713-725-0470 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or drop off a donation at Bill’s on Loop 494. Don’t miss “Dancing the Night Away,” the Keller Williams Realty Northeast free concert at King’s Harbor Friday, May 15, 7-10 p.m.  For more information:  www.clickKWne.com. I’ll see you out & about!

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