Socially Speaking – Michelle Anderson November 2017

| November 1, 2017

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Inaugural Katy Cares Gala

Probably the hottest show in town, Katy Cares held its inaugural gala at Noah’s Event Venue on Sept. 30. Katy Cares organization provides restorative care for homeless women with children in the greater Katy area. The “Under the Big Top” vintage circus event included a cocktail hour with circus performers, monkeys, popcorn and champagne with cotton candy! Silent and Live auctions were also included along with an amazing performance by Piano Punch Dueling Pianos…what a great show!! Fundraising was very successful and will help provide program and facility needs, including their new structure, The Rachel Ballard House. This building will safely house mothers and children in the Katy Cares program as they receive educational and behavioral support coupled with positive encouragement to break the cycle of homelessness.

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1) (L-R): Vanessa Cordes and Trish Ferow

2) (L-R): Denise Ehlert, Catherine Jaimes and Morgan Alanis

3) (L-R): Glenn Ferow, Morgan Alanis and Brian the stilt walker with Circus Phoenix

4) Karen and Glenn Lerich

5) Joseph the hand balancer with Circus Phoenix

6) Joe and Maria Probst

7) (L-R): Namesake of the new Katy Cares facility, Rachel Ballard, with her father, Monty Ballard, and James Mautz

8) (L-R): Araceli Cruz and Raquel Garcia


9) (L-R): Richard Johnson, Jordyn Schreffler, Wes Edmonson, Kelly Johnson and Jerry Eskew

10) Evan and Michala McWhirter

11) (L-R): KPRC Channel 2 News reporter Keith Garvin and Doug Allen

12) Downy and Kavin Vickery

13) Maggie and John Kueven

14) Heath and Sara Rushing

15) Leonard and Linda Merrell



16) (L-R): Sheila Ochsner and Carmen Sembroski

17)  Jacqueline Dobbs and Marco Artaza

18) Caty Mae the Contortionist with Circus Phoenix

19) Kevin Kline and Joseph the Hand Balancer with Circus Phoenix

20) (L-R): Jared Stark; President & CEO of Katy Cares, Allison Stark; and Robert Williams ensure there is no “monkey business” at the evening event.

21) (L-R): Elizabeth Bozeman and Debbie Brogan “clown around” with the circus mime, Colie Johnson!

22)  (L-R): Brothers Wolfgang and Glenn Ferow serve up bottles of wine to guests that meet the challenge at the Wine Ring Toss.

23) (L-R): Rhonda Ferrell and Colie Johnson




Katy Rice Harvest Festival Parade

It’s that time of year again! Katy’s annual Rice Harvest Festival was kicked off by the community parade in Old Town Katy, featuring local school groups, organizations and festive volunteers who threw candy to parade onlookers.  The 37th Annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival took place Oct 14-15.


1) Pattison Area Volunteer Fire Dept joins the parade to show support for Katy!

2) Kids from Katy Youth Choir

3) Families lined the streets to enjoy the parade – catching candy was a big hit for kids of all ages!

4) Student performers from Highflyers Jump Rope Team

5) Stockdick Junior High Pep Squad, led by Coach Jessica Neal

6) Tays Junior High Cheerleaders shared their Titan spirit with the crowd

7) Katy High School tiger mascots pose for a pic! They are also sporting their best PINK fashion for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


8) Boy Scout Pack 987 threw candy to the crowd as they cheered during the parade.

9) Girl Scout friends hand out candy to kids watching the parade.

10) Remembering Katy’s roots – a rice and farming community – this gentleman sported his shiny green John Deere tractor!

11) A parade of Jeep trucks competed for best fall/Halloween décor… what do you think?

12) West Memorial Junior High cheerleaders wave their poms in excitement and cheer!

13) Another Jeep ready for autumn!

14)(L-R): Carmelita Faulkenberry, Katy High School senior; and Sarah Tisdel, Tompkins High School senior, prepping their horses for the parade as they represent “The Katy Cowgirls.”



Katy Mom Joins The 4-0 Club!

Local resident Kelley Ferrer wanted to ring in her 40th birthday with two of her favorite things – dress-up fun and celebrating with family and close friends. She landed on a 1980’s rock-n’-roll theme and everyone was all-in. Check out these fun costumes!

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1) (L-R): Virgil Ferrer, Jenny Dodson, Tim Dodson, Amber Hamby and Preston Hamby.

2) (L-R): Tim Dodson and Matt Mosley.

3) (L-R): Vim Ferrer and Tim Dodson

4) Tim and Jenny Dodson

5) Elaine Ferrer

6) Birthday girl Kelley Ferrer with Jenny Dodson

7) Dale and Kim Lienweber

8) The birthday girl with her family (L-R): Carl A. Weber, Kelley Ferrer, Pearl Weber and Carl R. Weber.



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