Out and About...
- Written by Pam Dickson
Welcome back to Out and About … where you can find out what’s happening in our community. It truly an extraordinary day for the 2010 Greater Lake Houston Go Red for Women Luncheon. So many beautiful women in red, and a few brave men, as well, in red ties and even red shirts, supporting the cause of heart health. Kudos to event chairs Melinda Stephenson and Nancy Shortsleeve for a perfectly planned and executed event that was enjoyed by all. Emcee Jessica Wiley, Channel 13 anchor, added just the right touch. Speakers Dr. Mazen Ganim and Mary Tyhurst informative and inspiring. Keynote speaker Jan Hargrave entertained the audience with a presentation on the hidden messages of our body language that still has us thinking about those hand gestures, and what it means when a man pulls up his socks! Jan was chatting with guests in the lobby before the luncheon and cheerfully autographing her books afterward. While she was surprised, it was no surprise to the rest of us that Devon Alexander received the prestigious Barbara Newman Award for her selfless service to American Heart. Devon has been involved with our chapter of American Heart for many years and spent countless hours volunteering for this cause, as well as being the chair of the highly successful “Purse-onality” Auction. This unique and fun auction gets bigger and better each year, always breaking the record and setting the standard for other AHA chapters. The ballroom was beautifully decorated with black and silver table cloths, silver chair covers, and red napkins. Faces in the crowded ballroom included: Corinn Price; Nancy Reed; Lynda Watt; Michelle Parnell; Angela Leviner; Colene Joiner; Tracy Stunja; Annette Wood; Kim Brusatori; Lisa Prusack; Lisa Sostack; Anna Reynolds; Ann Crawford; Kim Sullivan; Aggie Green; Katherine Persson; Elizabeth Chapman; Henry Garcia; Andy Dill; Danell Fields; Christine Price; Nicole Schultz; Tamara Paul; Judy Luquette; Leesa Love; Karen Perkins; Tom Broad; Ron and Susan White and daughter Allison; Paul and Janice Costa; Eunice Dennis; Laura Fletcher; Judy Cox, and Diana Garbis. Tony Raffa and Chef David Welch hosted about 900 of their best friends at a lovely Mother’s Day brunch at Raffa’s Waterfront Grill. Welcoming guests at the front door, Matt, Paul and Laurel made sure that everything was perfect, from the first sip of champagne to the last drop of coffee, and all the fabulous food in between, from eggs to salmon, Caesar salad to French toast, and so much more. There were tables for two and tables for twenty or more, and included new mom Kim Dixon with hubby Bailey, sweet new baby James Bailey, and beautiful daughter Lauren; Ken and Marge Wall; Betty Krueger; Rhonda Krueger; Jim and Brenda Stubbs; Rebecca Riley. The annual Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce golf tournament at Kingwood Country Club was another huge success. Golfers competing on two courses that day included event chairs Dan Huberty and Robert Sitton; Ron Hickman; Joe Stunja; Mike Byers, and Pete Serna. Party on The Green was Saturday night before, with a costume contest reflecting the “Caddy Shack” theme. Faces in the crowd included Cheryl “CJ” Johnson; Daniel and Cherrie Ledoux; Doug Erdy; Beth Stanley; Dan and Janet Huberty, and Rachael Waite. was no doubt that the crowd favorite was Doug Stanley, dressed in a white hazmat suit, handing out Baby Ruth candy bars! Ed and Peggy Glazier recently enjoyed a visit from daughter Judy who lives in High Point, NC. Judy treated mom and dad to a home cooked lasagna dinner that was also enjoyed by good friends JT and Millie Golden; Owen and Mary Ruth Jones, and Howard Pitman. Howard just returned from a few weeks in Australia, and friends are very happy to have him back home. Seen out and about: the opening of the Kingwood Farmer’s Market: Tony Austin; Jerri Bankston; Phil and Karen Boughton and a few hundred others; on the patio at Zammitti’s: Carl and Colene Joiner. Don’t miss the May 21 Keller Williams Concert at Kings Harbor featuring local musician, Sundance Head. Sundance, who hails from Porter, was an American Idol Finalist in 2007, and has performed at the House of Blues. He plays guitar, drums and harmonica and will be accompanied by Keith Rowe on vocals and guitar. The featured charity is the Zach Jones Memorial Fund which promotes awareness, early detection, and ultimately a cure for rabies. Bring the family, your coolers, and lawn chairs for a beautiful night on the Harbor. Take out is available from your favorite Harbor restaurant. No glass containers, please. Pack your lunch, lawn chair, and the family and attend Jazz Sunday in Town Center Park on May 30 at 10:30. Kingwood United Methodist Church will host a morning of music and worship, free and open to the public. I’ll see you out and about!