Socially Speaking – Michelle Anderson July 2017

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Cinco Ranch Ladies Club Summer Luau!

The Cinco Ranch Ladies Club (CRLC) has been more active than ever in the past few years! To celebrate their membership and club growth, the ladies recently kicked off summer with a fantastic luau for members and their guests at the private residence of member Else and Jim Earley. Guests enjoyed a Hawaiian-inspired meal and were entertained well into the night with hula dancing and a fire dancing show!

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1) Members were in the spirit, starting the evening with a special hula dance for the guests. Dancers performed to a song written and recorded by member Cortney Arenstein which incorporated the CRLC year in review! Dancers (L-R): CRLC President Annie Gerhardt; Cortney Arenstein; Dana Coleman; Ana Petternell.

2) (L-R): Kate Rigdon, Elizabeth Walker and Nancy Medina

3) Gracious hosts, Else and Jim Earley

4) (L-R): Hiltraut Benham, Glenn Benham, Hortense Stripling and Travis Stripling

5) (L-R): Bianka Wells and hostess Else Earley

6) Ro and Randy Cazenave

7) Lana and Alex in their Hawaiian attire!

8) (L-R): Nancy Medina, Melanie Young, Monica Menier and Angie Waller

9) Impressive fire dancers kept guests in awe!

Photo credits: Michelle Anderson and
Bianka Wells


Birthday Celebration On The Patio

Anthonie’s Market Grill is certainly the newest hot spot for patio dining. Owner Anthonie Dekker hit a home run with his new location set in the countryside in Simonton, just west of Fulshear. This venue boasts a relaxing atmosphere with live music on the patio during the weekends. It’s the perfect place to celebrate any occasion – in this case, a birthday for local Katy mom, Anne Reardon!

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1) (L-R): Cindy Wingo; restaurant owner, Anthonie Dekker; birthday girl, Anne Reardon; Dr. Lisa Graham-Garza; Dr. Shelley Ferrill; Larissa Plunto; Michelle Anderson

Photo credit: Michelle Anderson


St. Peter’s UMC Ladies’ Night Encourages Moms

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church of Katy hosted a Ladies’ Night event with “Birds on a Wire Ministries” founder, author and speaker, Karen Stubbs. Mothers with children of all ages and stages were encouraged and uplifted as Karen shared her wisdom in a relatable fashion with humor and grace. It was an amazing night to applaud the tireless role of a mother.


1) Karen Stubbs (left) with Amy Barker Richards (right)

2) Karen Stubbs with Amanda McDaniel

3) Janet Stombaugh, Erin Lewis, Cheryl Hollabaugh and Dana Sitton

4) Karen Stubbs and Leslie Anderson

5) Casey Clark, Karen Stubbs, Nancy Boeer, and Courtney Reeve

6) Barbara Landis, Nancy Boeer and Debbie Barker

7) Brooke Brown, Casey Clark, Michel Hendon, and Christie Goolsby

8) Christie Goolsby, Karen Stubbs and Barbara Landis

9) St. Peter’s UMC Mothers of Young Children     host Karen Stubbs (bottom row, center) from Birds on a Wire

10) Amy Barker Richards and Danielle Lenz

Photo credit: Leslie Anderson, Mama Bear Photography


KISD Teacher Of The Year Celebration

Katy ISD goes above and beyond to show its appreciation for teachers who have been selected by their peers for their outstanding work in the classroom. Sixty-four campus teachers and two district-wide teachers were awarded Teacher of the Year out of over 5,000 teachers in the district. Each one was invited to attend a special luncheon where they were individually recognized for their achievement in front of school district and community leaders and friends.


1) L-R): President of Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Ann Hodge; Katy ISD Board of Trustee President Ashley Vann; District-wide Elementary Teacher of the Year Kristal Parrish; KISD Area Superintendent Dr. Steve Robertson.

2) (L-R): Shannon Goldsmith; Patricia Christoffersen; Kerri Finnesand; and Kristal Schneider all smiles as they celebrate their award!

3) The 2017 Campus Teachers of the Year stand behind the front row. (Front row , l-r:) KISD Board of Trustee President Ashely Vann; KISD Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt; District-wide Secondary Teacher of the Year Phuong Nguyen; District-wide Elementary Teacher of the Year Kristal Parrish; Tad Adams of the   Adams Law Firm, and President of Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Ann Hodge.

Photo credit: Michelle Anderson




Socially Speaking – Michelle Anderson July 2017

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