Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn, December 2015

| December 1, 2015




Photo-Rebecca Zilenziger

Foodtrucks And Fireflies

More than 700 guests attended Fireflies and Foodtrucks, the Katy ISD Education Foun­dation’s legendary end-of-summer bash, on September 17. 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. The Katy ISD Education Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization. In its first three years, the Foundation has awarded more than $500,000 in grants to Katy ISD teachers all across the district. This year’s sold-out event featured entertainment by the Earl Sanders, Jr. band, eight foodtrucks, and a new beer garden area. Fireflies and Foodtrucks is one of two fundraising events hosted by the Foundation. Another event, Jazz with a Katy Flair, is slated for Spring 2016.

Photos by Buller Photography.

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1) Megan Poindexter, Carol Bonaccorso with Susan Smith

2) Jamie Wolman and Kimberly Smith

3) Susan Smith, Katy ISD Board of Trustees Ashley Vann, and Tara Wilson,

4) Lisa and Jerry Kassman

5) (L-R:) Cindy Cruz-Davis, Tie Roberts, Dawn Crabtree, Shani Matheson, Erin Cain, Ashley Vann, Shantania Leggins, Susi Jackson, Martha Brown

6) (Front row, l-r): Kerry Rampelli, Peter Loaisiga, John Wright, Darlene Rankin, Fran McTigrit, Staci Wright, Alexandra Homes. (Back row, l-r): James Crider, Joe Christoffersen, John Gutierrez, Jamey Hynds, Daniel Dronberger, Eric Tran, and David Cruz

7) (Front row): Karli Rivera, Audra Farace, Angel Bateman, Kristin Kloss, Maja Latham, Kim Guilluame. (Back row): Triny Rivera, Craig Farace, Alex Baki, John Latham, Kendy Guillaume

8) Lindsey and Brian Sanders, Ronnie Quillin and Hannah Abalos


LaCenterra Fashion Show

LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch brought High Fashion to Katy on Saturday, Oct. 3. This Red Carpet, adults-only event benefited The Katy Contemporary Arts Museum (KCAM), and took place at LaCenterra featuring two high fashion style shows featuring fashion and style from many local apparel stores at LaCenterra, two hair salons, Emmanuel Salon and Aurea Salon and Spa by Aveda and Sephora. The night included fashion, food, music, lights and live art provided by KCAM. The highlight of the evening was a runway show featuring some of Houston’s best models and local Katy community leaders.

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1) Hill Adams and Ana Roman

2) Vanessa Mulloy, Trish Miller, Corey Garnett, Keith Crabtree, Arlean Crabtree, Katie Lailhengue and Danny White

3) Emily Schultze, Ida Franklin, Andi Sander, David Sander, Patti Mattiza and Melissa Rayburn

4) Vanette McFatridge and Tracy Piche

5) Marissa Morgan, Amie Moreland and Monica Manard

6) Betty and Sandra Beltran

7) Susan Boyer and Karen Narum

8) Jaymi Blood and Nicholas Guidry

9) Frances Coleman and Jennifer Jones


Christmas Crafts In October

Nicole LeBoeuf and Donna Rooney decided it’s never too early to start Christmas crafts and raise money for Cinco Ranch Charities, Ballard House. They hosted a party to do just that. Many local realtors and friends gathered together for the fun and to support the local charity, raising $600.

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1) Chelsea Gunn, Sheri Menegaz, Breann Worthy

2) Nicole LeBoeuf and Donna Rooney

3) Tonya Baney, Rick Stegall and Toby LeBoeuf

4) Kristi and Kennedy Johnson

5) Chelsea Gunn and Piper

6) Donna Rooney, Victoria Escochea

7) Chelsea Gunn, Donna Rooney, Nicole LeBoeuf, Dory Digiulio, Kennedy Johnson, Amy Reed, Sheri Menegaz, Amanda Stokke, Nancy King, Kari Edwards, Asha King, Lisa Pessarra, Tina Atchison, Karina Mazariego, Kristi Johnson, Tonya Baney, Patti Palmer, Penney Schneider, Victoria Escochea, Joann Garza, Brandye Foster, Breann Worthy, Kris Recker


Stampede Of Golf Tournament

The Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce second annual Stampede of Golf Tournament was held at Weston Lakes Golf Course and Country Club on Oct. 12. This year, the tournament had more horsepower as organizers teamed up with BMW of West Houston.

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1) AMP Lending Team

2) Claudia Carr and Anne Frye

3) Don McCoy

4) First-place winners with Frontier Title

5) Jennifer Miles

6) Karen Van Holten, Rhonda Pohlman and Don McCoy

7) Karen Van Holten

8) Stampede of Golf volunteers


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