Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn May 2015

| May 1, 2015

Fulshear St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Fulshear St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration, hosted by the City of Fulshear and the Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce, was held on Saturday, March 14 in Downtown Fulshear. This event had it all ­­­­– music, parade, children’s activities, shopping, and food. There was even a pie eating contest in honor of Pi Day 3.14 sponsored by Van Holten Law. Mark your calendars for next year’s annual event.


1) Grand Marshal Sen. Lois Kolkhorst and daughter Lois Kate

2) Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce Director Don McCoy

3) Dekker’s float

4) Mayor Tommy Kuykendall and wife, Rhonda

5) Emilie Hamby-Irvine and Remi Irvine

6) Sen. Kolkhorst, Lois Kate Kolkhorst and

Hamby-Irvine family with friend Joshua

7) City of Fulshear Economic Development Director Cheryl Stalinsky, and Constable Pct. 3, Rob Cook

8) Mayor Pro Tem Stephen Gill and family

9) Councilmember Trisha Krenek

10) Dave and Janet Foshee

Family in antique fire truck


Hope Impacts

Hope Impacts is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that seeks to provide hope to the homeless, helpless, and under-resourced people in the Katy community, through tangible acts of love. One of the ways they reach the homeless is through a community breakfast and outreach. If you are interested in learning more about Hope Impacts and how you can help, visit their website at They also have a Facebook page.


1) Volunteers and friends in the community from the first Community Breakfast and Worship outreach at Kingsland Baptist Church.

2) Hope Impacts quarterly meeting at COTHA. Speakers were Tamara Johnson from KISD, Abi Morton with Clothed by Faith, Deysi Crespo with KCM, and David Weber who gave his testimony about being homeless and having Hope Impacts help him get back on his feet and independent again. The others were attendees from the community.

3) Tina Hatcher and Jaime Giraldo from the Houston Police department’s Homeless Outreach Team, which specifically reaches out to the homeless community.

4) Volunteers at the second Hope Impacts community breakfast and worship service held at Kingsland Baptist Church.

5) Steve, Troy and Kathy Fraser with Tina Hatcher.

6) Tina Hatcher with Christi and Mike Hicks from Mission Fit at Crosspoint Community Church.

7) Cory (formerly homeless), Tina Hatcher, Dereck (currently homeless) and Marshall Camp. Marshall has the ministry twentyfour4twenty. He puts together 24 sack suppers for $20 and delivers them to the homeless in Katy on Thursday nights.

8) Tina Hatcher, Abi Morton, Aleya Davis and Audrey Hosie from Clothed by Faith.


The Arc of Katy 2015 Triumph Gala

At The Arc of Katy’s second annual Triumph Gala some 265 guests celebrated at the Roman-themed event which raised over $92,000 for the organization. Suzanne and Gary Winkler were the evening’s honorees. The Arc’s Campers also were contributors to the Chamber Gala through their donation of handmade ceramics that were sold in multiples raising $9,000 for the Katy Chamber of Commerce gala. Additionally, the Taylor High School National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America held their first Color for the Cause run on March 21 from which they raised $10,000 that was donated to The Arc of Katy. Thank you to Skyler Jennings, the ARC’s official photographer at the gala.


1) Charlotte Noto and Suzanne Winkler

2) Steve Swanson, representing the Triumph Gala Gold Sponsor, United Health Care; his daughter; and David Woodham, President of the Board of The Arc of Katy.

3) Victor Aguiluz, Lori Aguiluz, an instructor for The Arc of Katy, and Susan Bode, a participant in The Arc of Katy programs.

4) David Woodham, President of the

Board of The Arc of Katy, with Ann Davis Founders Award recipients, Suzanne and Gary Winkler.

5) Olivia Ritter, a participant in programs of The Arc of Katy, thanks John Ellis for his participation in the Gala auction.

6) David Woodham, President of the Board of The Arc of Katy; Annie Smith, Executive Director; and Vicki Knowles, Gala chairwoman.

7) Steve Knowles celebrates a Live Auction win.

8) Nancy White and Olivia Ritter.

9) Alexa Immenschuh, Suzanne Breaux, Olivia Ritter, Megan Scholfield, and Becky Biancamano.

10) Jennifer Lee, LuAnne Wanja, Susan Bode, and Breann Solis.




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