Out and About...
- Written by Pam Dickson
Welcome back to Out and About … where you can find out what’s happening in our community! Dan Huberty kicked off his campaign for State Representative, District 127 at Walden Country Club, surrounded by a standing-room-only crowd of supporters. Hosted by Dr. Manfred and Daira Quentel and Doug and Beth Erdy, and facilitated by beautiful Janet Huberty, it was a “who’s who” of community leaders and activists, including: Doug and Beth Stanley; Richard and Len Leofsky; Constable Ron Hickman; Jack and Lynn Fields; Dave and Judy Luquette; Tony and Cheryl Austin; Nancy Cozad; Keith Lapeze; Charles Cunningham; Brent Engelage; Dave Martin; Pete Hinojosa Sr.; Lupe and Josie Lopez; Dave and Karen Kilby; Court Koenning; Pete and Martha Serna; Ted Mandel; Philippe and Mieke Cras; Joe, Victoria and Veronica Ramirez; Dave and Diana Sitton; Robert and Jenn Sitton; Mark Linabury; many others. At the first hint of fall in the air, it’s time to dine on the patio at Zammitti’s in King’s Harbor! Recently seen doing just that: JT and Millie Golden; Ted and Diana Price; Jack and Sandy Roth; Larry and Karen Martin; Howard Pitman and Cherryl Young; Derold Maney and Dianne Lee, who just returned from a wonderful trip to Ireland. Derold and Dianne will be traveling to Germany and running in the Berlin Marathon. Raffa’s “Burger Buffet” continues to hit a homerun each month as patrons pack the restaurant for a delicious burger, and to be entertained by the smooth sounds of the very personable singer David Pipkin. Faces in the crowd this month included: Jason, Chris and Payton Parker; Eileen Booher and Anne Albarelli; Phil Lively and Sharon Lewis; Ed and Teresa Dormer with George and Dorine Ciotti; Anna Mascolo and Emily Garcia; and “baching” it that night: Victor Blanco; Tony Austin; Randy McCollum. The Lake Houston Shores Republican Women’s Club meeting is Thursday, Sept. 17 at a new location, Walden Country Club, beginning at 6:45. The featured speaker is Dr. Martin Basaldua, who is a candidate for Texas State Representative District 127. The meeting is open to all interested persons. Kingwood native Christi Harper will debut her first CD titled “Hear” at Second Baptist Church, Kingwood on Friday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. The 12-song CD includes two anthems co-written by Harper: “Breathtaking” and “Hear in the Waiting.” Tim McDermott, 89.3 KSBJ general manager and host of the radio show “Enter His Gates,” will be the event’s master of ceremonies. Christi is a Nashville-based Christian singer, songwriter, speaker and founder of Hear in the Waiting Ministries. Her CD and merchandise will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.christiharper.com Sept. 18 is a King’s Harbor concert. Twice rained out in August, everyone is ready for a free, fun, family night of food, music, and getting together under the stars! This month’s concert will feature the sounds of Motown, the Supremes, and disco, performed by the exciting band, Karizma. The focus of this month’s concert is Including Kids, a local agency that provides programs for children with autism and related disorders. This will be an opportunity to purchase tickets for the upcoming “Viva Las Vegas” gala on Oct. 24, sponsored by Keller Williams Realty Northeast. All the great Harbor restaurants will offer food to go. Bring your coolers, lawn chairs, picnic blankets, and have fun! The Humble Area Chamber of Commerce will host their first ever Chamber Picnic at H&H Ranch, Saturday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. This will be a fun, family event with everything from brisket to hot dogs and popcorn; a hayride, paddle boats, kiddie area, every kind of ball game you could ever want to play, and much more! Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for ages 3 - 18; children under 2 are free. For tickets and information, visit www.humbleareachamber.org or the Chamber office at 110 Main in Humble, or call Stephanie at 281-319-8902. Reminder: The 6th Annual Mission Luncheon, style show and fundraiser will be Monday, Sept. 28 at the beautiful EMCID building at 21575 Hwy 59 North at Community Drive. Enjoy a great lunch catered by Amedeo’s, an exciting auction, with many “must-have” items, and presentation by Caron McMahon of the latest fall fashions shown by your favorite models: Kathy Adkins, Rhonda Behnken, Misty Christopher, Mary Hubbard, Berenice Hutton, Karen Millard, Betsy Nolan, Adrien Rawls, Gay Simmons, Lisa Stansbury, and Nancy Wilson. You can special order these beautiful fashions at Homewood Suites, following the luncheon. The prestigious Joe Boyd Community Service Award will be presented. The Tribune’s own Cynthia Calvert is the event emcee. Only a few seats remain; reservations are due by Sept. 22; call 281-354-1200. Happy anniversary to Steve and Krisie Brown on their 25th and to George and Dorine Ciotti on their 50th! I’ll see you out and about!