Out and About...
- Written by Pam Dickson
Welcome back to Out and About … where you can find out what’s happening in our community! Lone Star College Foundation Star Gala “Summer in the City” was an overwhelming success! This annual event raises thousands of dollars for scholarships and programs for all the campuses in the Lone Star College System. Honorees were Elmer Beckendorf, John Wisener and Land Tejas Companies. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel ballroom was packed with nearly 700 beautiful and handsome guests, including Congressman Kevin Brady; Sheriff Adrian Garcia; Christine Price; Nicole Schultz; David Koster and Sarah Welch; Larry and Alice Skinner; Judah and Kate Broussard; Steve and Linda Head; Ron and Penny Westerfeld; Andy and Katherine Persson; Bob and Janice Roy; Milton and Rose Austin; Marsha Williams; Jodie and Valerie Copley; Devon Alexander; Marietta Winters; Aggie Green; Stacia Cowan; former Chancellor Dr. John Pickelman and wife Barbara, and of course, current Chancellor Dr. David Carpenter. Lynn Fields’ beautiful home was a sea of pink, from flowers to table settings and what people were wearing. The occasion was the kick-off luncheon for this year’s “In the Pink of Health” event scheduled for October 18. This is the extremely successful Northeast Hospital Foundation luncheon fundraiser that last year replaced the long-running and very popular annual gala. Host committee co-chairs Corinn Price and Lynette Calfee and committee members Judy Luquette, Anna Reynolds, Sue Hearnsberger, Ellen Grayson, Janie Dampier, Lisa Niccum, Mary Slaughter, Clo Berlin, Juanita Steagall, Linda Aaron, Nancy Shortsleeve, and Lynn, of course, enjoyed a variety of summer salads provided by Savannah Rose Catering. Foundation President Norman Funderburk and Memorial Hermann Cancer Center-Northeast regional director Lynn Whitehair spoke to guests about the event and their project funding wish list. Kingwood Women’s Club is this year’s luncheon honoree, and incoming president Judy Thigpen represented the club. Also in the crowd, Louis Smith, CEO of Memorial Hermann, Northeast Hospital Authority Trustee Barbara Reischmann, and Tom Broad, community relations and marketing director. hoabinhre Newspapers are the event media sponsor. This year’s luncheon speaker is Christine Clifford Beckwith who has written a best seller entitled Not Now…I’m Having a No Hair Day! Save the date; sponsorship and ticket information coming soon. The Humble ISD Education Foundation Board of Directors held their annual meeting at the lovely home of Joe and Corinn Price. There was great cause for celebration as the Foundation celebrated 10 years of awarding grants and their $3 millionth dollar of grant funding! Corinn was applauded for her years of outstanding and tireless leadership as Foundation chair. The Board welcomed incoming chair, Lupe Lopez, and a new slate of officers. Robert Scarfo and Jayme Allen made it “official” with a wedding ceremony at Christ the King Lutheran Church, attended by family and a few close friends. A reception followed at Homewood Suites, which was beautifully decorated with ivory and black satin chair covers, lovely white roses and lilies. Robert’s son Alex and Jayme’s son Brian gave beautiful toasts and tributes to their parents. Guests included Robert’s parents John and Louise Scarfo; Howard Pitman and Cherryl Young; Charles and Stella Cunningham; Ed and Lori Jones; Larry and Cynthia Calvert Shiflet; Aggie Green; Kingwood resident and former news anchor, Bill White. Mark and Mary Manifould hosted “An Evening in Napa Valley”, a delightful wine tasting and social gathering of Mothers Against Cancer board members and supporters. Tribune wine expert David Dickson shared his wine expertise with the appreciative crowd that included Robert and Nancy Dillard; Jason and Chris Parker; Robert and Nancy Dillard; Gregg and Trish Perkin; Dick and Carolyn Cain; Ron and Brenda Miller; Karyn Brenza, and about 40 other guests. Jazz Night at Amedeo’s took on an exciting new flair in May. Tony Raffa’s cousin Trey Monty, visiting from Charleston, SC, stepped up with his flute and wowed the crowd as he accompanied the jazz duo. Faces in the packed house, included Owen and Mary Ruth Jones; Dom and Joanne Capriotti; Rod and Eunice Dennis; Alice Pope; Ruth Bogus; Diane Livingston; CJ Johnson with her handsome son Billy; Gary Carriere; Cherryl Young; Richard and Len Leofsky; Paul and Denise Krieger; Tony Austin. The First Annual Society of St. Stephen (SOSS) Charity Tennis Tournament held at Kingwood Country Club netted more than $20,000! SOSS is an outreach center, helping the needy in our community through a food pantry, clothes closet, back-to-school supplies, and many other programs and services. It is operated by volunteers; so all proceeds go to SOSS. The tournament was dedicated to Marlene Canty for her 27 years of service! There were 80 tennis players, more than 50 door prizes and a live auction. Tammy Smothers won the Grand Prize, a day at the Kingwood Spa for four. For information about the May 11, 2010 tournament, Diana Rutherford or Margaret White at 281-358-7722. I’ll see you out & about!