Socially Speaking with Jennifer Pierce November 2016

| November 1, 2016

jennifer-pierce socially-speaking-by-jennifer-pierce

Dear Readers,







Photo-Debi Beauregard

Katy Women’s Leadership and Fashion Show

Hosted Sept. 30 at The Club at Falcon Point, the Katy Women’s Leadership Circle Luncheon and Fashion Show benefitting Clothed By Faith delighted attendees with a fabulous fashion show by Neiman Marcus Last Call. The four-part show included styles for every age and fashion preference while showcasing this season’s hottest on-trend color, ripe berry.

Katy/Fulshear Lifestyles & Homes writer Lori Gunn eloquently narrated the show while the professional models captivated the room. The founder of Clothed by Faith, Abi Morton, demonstrated her organization’s mission to show God’s love by providing clothing to children at risk and those living in poverty, when she showed guests the week’s supply of clothing typically given. She noted that the clothes can even be customized to the recipient’s style preferences . The room echoed with whispers of “Wow!” and “Oh, how cute!” when Abi showed off the gift-wrapped shoes, which were impressive enough to make the cut in a fashion show! It was a truly an enchanting event, filled with the equally stylish and generous women of Katy.

Layout 1 Layout 1 katy-womens-leadership-and-fashion-show3

Photo credit: Country Park Portraits

1) Phillip Wilson, General Manager at Neiman Marcus Last Call, can finally sit back and enjoy the show

2) Suandra Adams, Brownie Shott and Carol Adams share a few laughs

3) Nicole LeBoeuf, Mindy Adams, and Sarah Jones

4) Courtney Hunsucker, Stephanie Leggett, and Lori Gunn, true fashionistas

5) LoriAnn Belin and Kara Hill looking glamorous

6) Ann Hodge and Sylvia Zerwas, wife of State Rep. John Zerwas, take a moment to reconnect

7) Carol Adams, Susan Smith and Christa Clifton

8) Jennifer Pierce and Cheri Simone are inspired by the professional photographer to strike a pose.



Christ Clinic Breakfast for a Blessing

Christ Clinic may have started in 2000 as a ministry of Memorial Lutheran Church in Katy, but on Thursday morning, Sept. 29, it seemed to have been adopted by the entire Katy area. A ballroom bursting with Katy’s finest gathered at the Omni Houston Hotel Westside in support of Christ Clinic, a ministry with the goal to provide quality healthcare and health services to thousands who fall through the gaps of medical care and are uninsured.

Guests were treated to a keynote address by H-E-B President Scott McClelland, who remarked, “We now sell more sushi than bananas in several of our stores”, highlighting the need to embrace the constant change in the healthcare industry transcended the supermarket reference. Captivating and entertaining the audience with his optimism, and stories of J.J. Watt, McClelland inspired attendees to look for the opportunities in every challenge.


1) Christ Clinic Executive Director Kara Hill, Katy ISD Education Foundation President Ken Janda, H-E-B President Scott McClelland, and Christ Clinic Board President Sherry Nelson

2) Reverand Gill Keyworth, Scott McClelland, and Dr. Cindy Anthis

3) Lori Gunn, Stephanie Larkin and Amy Barker Richards catching up before the program

4) Vanessa Wheeles, Kelly Gaines, and Amber Gustafson meet new friends at the Katy/Fulshear Lifestyles and Homes table.

5) Guests enjoyed the ethereal ambiance provided by flutist Tamber Jones and pianist Kay Lowry.

6) Kingsland Baptist Pastor Ryan Rush invited everyone to honor our nation.

7) President of the Katy Business Association Alvin Cox, Jean Machann, & Dennis Spellman

8) Richard and Debra Grigsby express their thanks when awarded the Third Annual Dr. Greg Walker Altruism Award by Amy Houston and Lara Hamilton.

Photo credit: Debi Beauregard



Fireflies & Foodtrucks

More than 700 guests attended Fireflies and Foodtrucks, the Katy ISD Education Foun­dation’s legendary end-of-summer bash, on Thursday, Sept. 15.  Held every year at Katy’s own No Label Brewery, the event kicks off the school year as a unique, energetic fundraiser for the Foundation’s Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program. In its first four years, the Katy ISD Education Foundation has awarded more than $725,000 in grants to Katy ISD teachers all across the district. This year’s sold-out event featured entertainment by the Earl Sanders, Jr. band. Fireflies and Foodtrucks is one of two fundraising events hosted by the Foundation. The second event, GROOVE, is slated for March 31, 2017.

Layout 1 fireflies-foodtrucks2 fireflies-foodtrucks3

1) Amy Reed, Jamie Wolman, Christina Dismuke, Ray Wolman, Cindy Shaw

2) From BP, Katy ISD Education Foundation Cornerstone Investor, Marta Vasel, Andrew Van Chau, Margaret Laney, Victor Aguiluz, Monita Olive, John Curry, Maria Viso

3) Brian Stiel, Curtis Prater, Dan Rankin, Laci Stiel, Darlene Rankin

4) Paul Redmon and Doyle Callendar

5) Fireflies & Foodtrucks event committee members: Janet Theis, Tara Wilson, Susan Smith, Ashley Vann, Shani Matheson, Kristi Strech

6) Katy ISD Education Foundation teacher

grant recipients from Alexander Elementary: Cynthia Wilson, Daniela Shepard, Leigh Ann Sublette, Melissa Saur, Melanie Ellis (parent volunteer), Stephanie Rainosek, Linda Twiggs

7) Jeff and Susan Smith

8) Williams Elementary teacher grant recipients Virginia Stout, Brenda Pennington, and Luanne Humphrey with Katy ISD Superintendent, Dr. Lance Hindt

9) Fireflies & Foodtrucks event chair Robin Smith with Leah Marchione, Jamie Wolman and Thomas Wilson

Photo credit: Sandy Buller, Buller Photography


Sip n Stroll

Hosted at the Villagio Town Center on Sept. 17 from 5-8 p.m., Sip n Stroll celebrated its 10th edition. As Katy’s largest wine and culinary festival, the event featured new wines, craft beer and culinary creations amidst artisan vendors and live music while raising funds for The Ballard House, a Cinco Charities community. Guests’ palates were delighted with more than 25 different tasting stations. In addition to the extensive wine selection, the “Bubbles @ Villagio” area held delectable treats and a chocolate fountain provided by Kroger.

And to ensure all who imbibed found a favorite, “The Beer Club” boasted over 20 craft beer selections to tempt even the most discerning connoisseurs. The Firethorne VIP Zone featured reserve wines for the discriminating wine enthusiast, complete with upgraded glass and plate. A shady seating area and premium food selections created a relaxing atmosphere where VIP guests enjoyed the evening.

sip-n-stroll1 sip-n-stroll2

1) Nancy Harrell and Vicki Welsch welcome Cyril Thomas and Crystal Everett

2) Amy Barker Richards, Janet Burkett and Debbie Barker at the Firethorne VIP check-in

3) Tiffany Heath, Brian and Elaine Clayton, and Duane and Stephanie Gilley

4) The Ballard House Executive Director, Kathy Alt, and volunteer Cathy Korte host the auction tent

5) Todd and Kristen Hart relax by the fountains

6) Enjoying the photo booth: Melissa Spriggs, Rosalind Kinney, Jina Matthews, Chari Clark, and Lawanda Coffee

7) VIP guests Renee Craven, Maria Hardegree, and Heather Donovan

8) Suzanne Gschwind and Karen Hughes, the unofficial hostesses of fun in the VIP area

9) Michelle Ward is the happy recipient of the VIP surprise upgrade of the day sponsored by Katy/Fulshear Lifestyles & Homes!


Please send us your pictures of luncheons, parties, socials and galas!


Send all school, student and other sports news to:

DEADLINE: 1st of the month prior to publication month.

Katy People and Events, Socially Speaking with Jennifer Pierce

Category: Socially Speaking, Michelle Anderson

Comments are closed.