Welcome back to Out and About … where you can find out what’s happening in our community. Kingwood Area Republican Women (KARW) celebrated 30 years of service to the community, and indeed their country, with Diamonds and Pearls, a gala held at Kingwood Country Club. It was a fabulous “who’s who” gathering of Republican leaders, candidates and supporters. KARW President Halene Crossman and her team did a magnificent job of hosting the event, and Halene was lovely and charming as the evening’s facilitator. Harris County Republican Chairman Jared Woodfill gave the invocation, and State Senator Tommy Williams led the pledges to the flags. The audience rose to their feet with the opening patriotic medley sung by Judge Jay Karahan and Deborah Wedekind, who also ended the program singing “God Bless America.” Jack Fields was a perfect master of ceremonies, and Michael Berry was the inspiring featured speaker. Congressman Ted Poe praised KARW for their contributions and gave an update on what’s happening in Washington. KARW has worked hand in hand with Humble Intercontinental Rotary, Humble ISD and our libraries to further literacy. I wish I could list everyone who attended; here are just some of them: Carol Poe; Lynn Fields; Marsha Williams; Tom and Mickey Lawrence; Michael, Kim and Paige Sullivan; Lynn Bradshaw-Hull; Jess and Danell Fields; Wayne and Millie Garrison; Cheryl (CJ) Johnson; Dan and Janet Huberty; Martin Basaldua; Addie Wiseman; Susan Curling; Ron Crossman; Richard and Len Leofsky; Alice Rekeweg; Dean and Jeanette Guttormson; Guy and Diane Sconzo; Roy Morales, Jr.; Roger and Anne Schuelke; Bill and Janie Patton; Carolyn Humphrey; and Christi Whittington. Kingwood Medical Center Hospital hosted an open house to showcase the newest technological advances in their women’s service department and to officially open Levels II and III of their NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). Melinda Stephenson and her leadership team of Megan Marietta, Bryan Lee, Rebecca Hart, Jim Wall, Paige Roane and Tricia Racine welcomed the community and took them on tours of the impressive facilities. Faces in the crowd included Mike and Barbara Byers; Andy Dill; Nancy Shortsleeve; Karen Perkins; John Sheridan; Devon Alexander; Frances Andrews; Denise Krieger; and many more. Lovely Kristen McInnerney is pledging Chi Omega at University of Houston (go Coogs!), while beautiful Bobcats pledging Chi Omega at Texas State University include Ashleigh Daley, Shyanne Kenny and Lauren Bradley. Other Beautiful Bobcats include Kelsey Jones pledging Alpha Delta Pi, and Kellie Stehl pledging Delta Gamma. Chachi’s Mexican Restaurant was packed as Kingwood Chamber members filled the place for “Friendly Friday.” Add to that, they were celebrating Danny Sullivan’s birthday. “The Mayor of Black Cat Ridge” as Danny is known, and lovely “first lady” Geralyn enjoyed the celebration with their good friends, Sparky Nolan; Mark Linabury; Doug and Beth Stanley; Paul and Denise Krieger; Cherrie Ledoux; Linda Dalton; Tony Austin; Holly Oberst; CJ Johnson, and a standing- room-only crowd! Don’t miss Tasting the Town, a gastronomical delight that will be held on Oct. 15 at Humble Civic Center, from 4 – 9 pm. Event sponsors are Mission Burrito and H-E-B. Just some of the restaurants participating are: Hector’s Mexican Grill, Black Eyed Pea, Joe’s Crab Shack, Monterrey’s, Italiano’s, Rico’s Grill, Texas Roadhouse, McDonald’s and Java Pi. Advance tickets can be purchased from Mission Burrito in Atascocita, H-E-B in Kingwood or Atascocita, or online at www.TastingTheTown.com. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit Including Kids, a local organization that provides programs and services for children with autism and their families. Reminder: Community Chamber of Commerce annual Golf Tournament and Steak and Lobster dinner on Thursday, Oct. 15, at Oakhurst Golf Club. Noon check-in, lunch and putting contest before the 1 p.m. shotgun start. Contact the Community Chamber at 281-354-0051 or www.communitychamber.com for sponsorships, foursomes and player opportunities. The 16th annual Lone Star College Foundation Golf Tournament will be held Monday, Oct. 26 at The Woodlands Country Club, Palmer Course. The day begins at 11 with registration, practice and box lunch; shotgun start at noon; 5 p.m. awards ceremony and dinner—and all for a good cause: students, faculty and programs for the five-campus district. For registration and information, Judy Lux at 832-813-6640 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Save the date for the Walk by Faith 5K Race/Walk on Nov. 8 at Deussen Park in Summerwood. It is a benefit to raise funds for research in children with pediatric brain tumors and to financially help families who have a child with cancer. The walk celebrates the short, sweet life of Addison Faith Bender, who was born Jan. 2, 2006, and died Dec. 4, 2007. Visit addisfaithfoundation.org to learn more about this worthwhile cause and the walk. May 7, 2010 is the annual Go Red For Women American Heart Association annual luncheon. If you would like to join the committee, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and have a great time helping a great cause! I’ll see you out and about!

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