Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn June 2015

| June 1, 2015




Photo-Rebecca Zilenziger

Chelsea’s Baby Shower

Friends and family gathered to shower Chelsea Gunn’s baby with love and gifts. Mary Oppermann hosted the lovely shower.


1) Mary Oppermann and Chelsea Gunn

2) Emily Wetzel and Chelsea Gunn

3) Marilyn Smith, Erin Looney, Shannon Gunn and Patty Bradshaw

4) Jenna Dawson, Isabel Brown, Sara Brown, Alli Brown and Jennifer Dawson

5) Anita Reed with Linda Labarba

6) Barbara Jones and Yucelis Wentland

7) Emily Escobar, Amanda Bonilla, Elizabeth Mata and Aiden Miles

8) Amber and Robbie Alvarez

9) Carly and Mary Oppermann

10) Lori Gunn and Mindy Adams


Literary and Fine Arts
Festival and Parade

The 2nd annual Literary and Fine Arts Festival and Parade hosted by Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Commissioner, Andy Meyers, was a great success. Despite the looming weather reports, hundreds of people came out to the Cinco Ranch Branch Library in Katy to enjoy the festival. The festival included an essay and art competition for campuses within Precinct 3 from Katy ISD, Fort Bend ISD and Lamar CISD. Families enjoyed good food and vendor booths throughout the library’s parking lot. Fort Bend County provided first response vehicles such as the Willowfork fire engine, EMS, Constable trucks and motorcycles from the Sheriff’s department for the little ones.

The winners for the Book Character Parade received trophies and gift cards as well as their choice of a themed, hand-sewn bear by Sew Beary Special. The Judges from three area magazines also came out in their best book character costumes too. Simonton Mayor Daniel McJunkin from Fulshear Magazine, Lori Gunn from Katy/Fulshear Lifestyles and Homes and Nicole from Katy Parent had so much fun handing out the prizes. Thank you Debi Beauregard for the photos!

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1) Nicole Walters and Lori Gunn

2) Texas State Rep. John Zerwas awards Rylander Elementary art teacher Scott Burris an iPad Air donated by Harish Narayanappa, President at EPIC Transportation Group, LP

3) Larissa Pennington Plunto, representing Senator Lois Kolkhorst, presented an iPad Mini donated by Mohan Ballagere Gotest Eng to art teacher Kelly Chen of Dulles High School.

4) Simonton Mayor Daniel McJunkin presented a 3rd Place trophy, a Visa gift card and a certificate for a hand-sewn bear from Sew Beary Special to Ben McGarthland: The Hungry Caterpillar.

5) Lori Gunn presented Nariah Fraire the 2nd Place trophy in the Fort Bend Literary Parade. Naria, dressed as Jesse the Cowgirl from Toy Story, won a trophy, a $75 Visa gift card and a hand-sewn bear from Sew Beary Special.

6) Verity Vonberg, dressed as Madeline, was the 1st Place winner at the Fort Bend Literary and Fine Art Festival and Parade held at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library.

7) Larissa Pennington Plunto representing Senator Lois Kolkhorst awarded the Elementary School Best in Show Trophy and a check for $1,000 to Caroline Silva, Creech Elementary winner of the Grades K–2 Essay Contest.

8) Constable Precinct 3 Rob Cook presented the Best in Show trophy to Lillian Davila of Wolman Elementary for her entry in the Elementary School Art Competition. Lilian also took home a check for $1,000.

9) Lucy Chen of Tompkins High School won the Best of Show trophy and a check for $1,000 in the High School Art competition. Texas State Representative John Zerwas presented the award.

10) Best of Show, Junior High Art Luana Sacramento, Seven Lakes Junior High

11) Texas State Rep. John Zerwas, Katy Contemporary Arts Museum curator Ana Villaronga-Roman, Fort Bend Commissioner Precinct 3 Andy Meyers and Constable Precinct 3 Rob Cook at the Fort Bend Literary and Fine Art Festival and Parade held at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library.


Color Run Benefits
The Arc of Katy

A color run benefiting The Arc of Katy, a local nonprofit corporation that works to create opportunities for all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, was held on March 21 at Taylor High School. They raised $10,000 for The Arc of Katy. Please watch for details of next year’s color run!

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1) Kristen Luu, Melanie Johnson, Christina Chan, John Bunce and Pooja Reddy

2) Mike Lattal, Jeff Stocks, LouAnn Wanja, Rhonda Johnstone, Willie Johnson, Annie Smith, Kristen Luu, Linda Beirnbaum, Melanie Johnson, Therese Lattal, Amy Campbell, John Bunce, Pooja Reddy, Dawn Wethey and Georgia Gates

3) Sandy McAfee with Gary and Suzanne Winkler

4) Monet Fajardo with one of The Arc Campers

5) Amy Campbell and Lauren Hall

6) Lauren Hall

7) Mike Lattal, Rossana Jennings, Lauren Hall and Helen Hall

8) Willie Johnson, Jerome Hopkins, Rossana Jennings, Rhonda Johnstone, Steve Laney and Amy Campbell


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