Albert Nolen's archive

Community-minded … Sandra Ellington, president of Communities In Schools Southeast Texas, welcomed a capacity crowd at the CISSET annual black tie event this past Friday evening, Jan. 20. Featured speaker Bill Milliken, founder and vice chairman of Communities In Schools Inc., is one of the nation’s foremost pioneers in the movement to give young people the help they need to graduate from high school and go on to lead rewarding lives.

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Ready, set, shop … Fashion Week kicked off with a media party held this past Tuesday to launch the upcoming fashion fleet at participating boutiques such as Bella Bella, Reign, YaYa, BBS, Talbot’s, Posh & Co, Jackie’s, and Gaudie & Co. Tickets are still available for the Saturday, Jan. 21, event from 5 to 9 p.m. Meet at Goodfella’s and jump on the buses that will run continuously to the participating merchants.

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A heartfelt honor … Randy Lombardo and Karen and Bob Wortham are the 2012 American Heart Association J.C. Crager Award recipients. This year the organization will celebrate the award’s 30th anniversary. The time-honored funder with this year’s theme “From Paris with Love,” will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Beaumont Plaza.

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Reflections in a social eye….Once again perusing the photo ops and ink generated by all the events over the past year brought about marvelous mems and smiles for this social columnist. So many of these memorable events were for charitable causes and came about due to the undying efforts of so many to strengthen our community. After reviewing and reminiscing the extensive list of events, here is the top 20 stellar soirees of 2011:

 

1. Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Cirque De Le Soiree.

 

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Jolly good fun … Last Thursday evening the lights were atwinkle and presents were under the tree at the Santa’s Elves Third Annual Party held at the magnificent manse of Michele and Mitchell Smith.

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