Out and About...
- Written by Pam Dickson
Welcome back to Out and About … where you can find out what’s happening in our community. Wes and Linda Miles opened their lovely home to host a farewell party for good friends and long-time Kingwood residents Don and Ann Mendell. Catered by Trigg’s, the menu featured delicious Texas dishes that the Mendells will not find in Pennsylvania, including King Ranch Chicken and peach cobbler topped with Blue Bell homemade vanilla ice cream! About 50 friends gathered to say good-bye and present the Mendells with a specially crafted ceramic tray featuring a Texas flag and bluebonnets, designed, created, and inscribed for the occasion by Jennifer Montgomery at Village Learning & Achievement Center. Faces in the crowd: Earl and Eleanor Warner; Bob and Ruth Carter; Ron and Dotty Buie; Tom and Mary Ann Wussow; Jerry and Joy McQueen; Jay and Myrna Gardner; Charlie and Judy Monaghan; Bob and Joyce Hoover; Alice Pope; Paula Korber; Betsy Barberree. Another farewell on the horizon: Majestic Fine Wines representative Robert Gilroy is being transferred to Atlanta. Robert will be greatly missed in the community as he supported many worthy causes with wine events, and has a few more to go before heading east. He has a loyal following in the Kingwood Wine Club and recently hosted a fantastic tasting at the home of Cheryl “CJ” Johnson. Enjoying the great wines and CJ’s: Leslie Raffa; Derold Maney and Dianne Lee; Donn McGuire; Charlie and Kyle Campbell; John and Jeanne Simonetti; Doug and Beth Stanley; Daniel and Cherrie Ledoux; Ginny Elkins. It’s always delightful on the patio at Zammitti’s, and a recent Monday evening was no exception. Face in the crowd; Carl and Colene Joiner dining with Joe and Tracy Stunja; Richard and Len Leofsky; Rick Starzyk; Larry Wedekind; Christopher and Jill Curran; Anne Viault, and Howard Pitman on his first outing since returning from Australia. He spent several weeks there visiting good friends Paul and Syble Margaritis. Cheri Huber celebrated her birthday with a party in the private room at Chachi’s. Dozens of good friends and family filled the room and feasted on Mexican fare, toasting Cheri, who didn’t look a minute older. Faces in the crowd included Billy, Holly, and Aubrey Isom; Frank and Christa Isom; Gretchen Cook; Chris Parker; Kelly Duree; Joyce Krueger; Phyliss Eddins. It was a gathering of beauties as Michelle Parnell celebrated her birthday at the Wine Loft with a few close friends. There to enjoy the festivities were Laurie Bartlett, Mitzi Ungerecht, Gwendolyn Condoleo-Crawford and Marla Bardwell. As an added bonus, local cardiologist Dr. Madaiah Revana, owner of Revana Family Vineyard and Alexana Wines, hosted an amazing wine tasting. What a fantastic treat and fun way to celebrate a birthday! Local musician and son of Roy Head, Sundance Head was a real crowd pleaser at the recent Keller Williams Northeast Concert at King’s Harbor. He played a variety of music that appealed to the huge crowd out on a perfect spring evening. But the big news of the night occurred with the arrival of Todd Finney and Cherryl Young, who was sporting a very large, sparkling diamond on her left hand! Several friends were there to see the gorgeous new ring, including Howard Pitman;Anne Viault; Tim and Andrea Burgess; Rick Ilges, and Di and Suzie Johnson who arrived via their boat. The recent annual Humble Intercontinental Rotary Spaghetti Dinner was another huge success, raising thousands of dollars for local and global charities. Among the lucky raffle ticket winners were Jerry Peekett; Tracy Monk; Milan Saunders; Tom Devlin; Ed Rinehart, luckiest of all, Elaine Say who held the winning ticket for a new car! Seen out and about: Bruce and Dawn Koceja, who just returned from a fabulous vacation in Maui and Honolulu; lunching at Amedeo’s: Paul Sarvadi, Steve Arizpe, and Sam Larson; Sue Seitzinger and Devon Alexander; at Bill’s Café: Robert and Nancy Dillard; Ted and Diana Price; Rich and Debbie Koschik; Marty and JoAnne Corcoran; Jason, Chris and Payton Parker; Eileen Booher. This Friday evening, June 4 is the Parkway Family Mazda/Kia Gala and Charity Auction benefiting FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center and The Door. Tables of 10 are still available, and individual tickets are $50. Call 281-242-8211 for reservations. Visit the Mission Burrito location on 1960 in Atascocita on Tuesday, June 22, from 4 – 10 p.m. Order any (or many) yummy item on the menu, and 15 percent of the total sales will be donated to Mothers Against Cancer. Just what I love―eating for a good cause! Kingwood Women’s Club is hosting a New Member Coffee and informational meeting July 15 at 10 a.m.at Homewood Suites. The members of this wonderful nonprofit organization volunteer at many of our local charities, and proceeds from their annual Holiday Market benefit these charities. Visit www.facebook.com/KingwoodWomensClub or www.kingwoodwomensclub.com. I’ll see you out and about!