Beaumonters show they have heart at AHA benefit

Beaumont has heart … Saturday night, Feb. 12, at the MCM Eleganté Hotel, the third annual Golden Triangle Heart Ball was held in a packed house. The 2011 Heart Ball — “I Left My Heart in San Francisco: A Golden Gate Affair” was chaired by Christina Delgadillo. Her able committee members Ginger Burney, Kate Carroll, Anna Childs, Kathy Catalano, Brandi Claybar, Kelli Coker, Annie Green, Marilyn Gripon, Becky Hunter, Ann Icard, Elaine Johnson, Amy Lovoi, Gigi Mazzola, Mandi Mazzola, Clayton Peco, Matt Peterson, Christopher Plauntyand Randy Trahan, along with executive director Charla Davidson, were thrilled with the throngs of stellar socials that attended the black tie optional event. The 2011 J.C. Crager Award Recipients were Dr. Stephen LaMendolaand the J.C. Giglio family. Family member Stephanie Daleodid a fantastic job illustrating the wonderful attributes of the Giglio family, while Dr. Michael Oszczakiewiczthrilled the smart crowd with the many accomplishments and successes of Dr. LaMendola. The evening started with signature San Fran delights such as the Side Car and Pisco Punch as guests mingled in and around the hotel’s foyer. Guests entered the ballroom around 8 p.m. where they enjoyed dinner and dancing to the music of Soul Vacation and the presentation of the awards and accolades of the honorees. Congratulations and dancing continued until the bewitching hour of midnight as guests reluctantly emptied the ballroom. Seen celebrating the evening and raising money for the American Heart Association were Gillianand William Jenkins (with their precious offspring Hannah, Gatesand Roy Thomasin tow), Bernie Daleo, Jennifer Pate, Jason Richards, Christieand Eric Hutchinson, Bettyand Mark Kubala, Josh Crawford, Albertaand Paul Jones, Hesterand Milton Bell, Ally Rayzor, Mike Jenkins, Jadeand Lyle Rayburn, Heatherand Chad Feldman, Dinahand David Bernsen, Kayand Bill Neild, Shellyand Carl Vitanza, Jeanand Dennis Moncla, Mandieand Garrett Peel, Kim Giglio, Joyand Will Crenshaw, Marcia Giglio, Bethand Stuart Yoes, Jenniferand Ken Parker, and too many more to mention.

All that glitters … Go for the Gold, one of the best parties held by the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, will take place Thursday, March 3, starting at 6:30 p.m. The reverse drawing is a great opportunity to win $10,000 in glittering gold coins. The $100 entry ticket is not only a chance to be a big winner, but it also admits two guests into the museum for an exciting evening of entertainment watching the suspenseful drawing with an open bar and mouth watering hors d’oeuvres all evening. Only 500 tickets are sold and a number of prizes are given away throughout the night including a $1,500 second prize and a $1,000 third prize, also in gold coins. Chairs Linda Foutzand Carla Allenare busy organizing this event year’s fundraiser. Do not miss out on all the fun. Call (409) 832-3432 or go online to purchase your ticket, or you can contact a board member or advisory board member for tickets!

“Art”-istic comedy … Beaumont Community Players Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts is presenting “Art,” a Tony-winning play by Yasmina Reza translated by Christopher Hampton. This highly intriguing and entertaining play was directed by Michael Saar, with a very talented cast ofDavid Hooker, Glenn Teeterand Keith Huckabay. The performances will be February 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26. A must see!

News of I do’s … Party palace deluxe, also known as the Windham manse, once again was the setting for a homegrown gathering to honor engaged twosome Betsy Chaseand Parker Amis. Hosts with the most Marilynand Tom Bell, Maidaand Danny Ducote, Karenand Kevin Henry, Caroland Jack Koshkin, Maryand David Ledyard, Prideand Richard Parr, Christyand Mike Persia, Jennyand Mickey Shuffield, and Vivianand Jerry Toddheld true to a perfect spread of fried chicken, deviled eggs, mashed potatoes, peach cobbler and marvelous Manhattans for the lively crew. Raising their glasses to the honorees were Margiand Rocky Chase, Francesand Mike Amis, Lacy Basinger, Mitzi Still, Meb Reedy, Meghan Hillin, Scott Ivers, Taylor Russell, Lauren Rosch, Brett Shelander, Katherineand Sarah Wallace, Jessicaand Gerald Farha. What a fun night was had by all!

Storkmarketing … Lexie and Aaron Boudreaux are excited about the arrival of their first image in August. Grandparents Lindaand Thad Boudreauxand Margiand Rocky Chaseare thrilled beyond belief! Congrats!

Candles and cakes … Valentines babies celebrated twice this week — Stephanie East, Scarlett Snider, Stephanie Vanskike, Stacy White, ChristineGill, Summer Lydick, April Lindsay, Laure Maida, Nancy Grove, Steve Bean, Gerald Farha, Lysle Shaw, Susan Kirwin, Miriam Thompson, Camille Mouton, Jeremy Little, Mark Petkovsek Jr., Joe Ramey, Joseph Rameyand Lindsay Oxford.

Until the next RSVP!