Friends of the Arts set sail for the South Pacific

Friends of the Arts set sail for the South Pacific

An Enchanted Evening … Lamar University’s Friends of the Arts hosted the 2012 Le Grand Bal supporting the College of Fine Arts and Communication with Sandra Clark and Nell McCallum Morris co-chairing this fantastic and successful soiree March 24. Kudos to atmosphere chairs Melissa Edwards and Lynda Moncla for transforming the Montagne Center with a tropical theme they called “Some Enchanted Evening,” named for a favorite song of honorees Becky and Chuck Mason from the musical “South Pacific.” The Dishman Art Museum housed the fantastic art created by LU students as guests bid on the clever pieces while quaffing cocktails and visiting with their fellow guests. The music of Eclipse and The Night and Day Orchestra kept the polished group on the dance floor after enjoying the bountiful buffet planned by Iris Nathan,Allison Getz and the Chartwell staff. Enjoying the evening and dressed in gorgeous gowns and tuxedos were Paige and Morris Windham, Susan and Jimmy Simmons,Sallye Keith,Pat Willard,Kim and David Willard,Cindy and Jamie Dishman,Marsha and Lewis Hoffer,Melody and Pat Parsons,Lea and Randy Ney,Mandie and Garrett Peel,Sandra and Joseph Fertitta,Susan and Jordan Reese,Michele and Mitch Smith,Ellen Rienstra,Elizabeth and Russ Waddill,Stephanie and Bernie Daleo,Beverly and Carl Parker,Gloria and Charles Locke,Kim and Roy Steinhagen,Marilyn and Ed Gripon,Elizabeth and John Miller,Regina Rogers,Lee Ann and Terry Garth,Christine Stetson, Suzye and Steve Doblin,Sheila and Doug DeVaugh,Sharon and Jeff Forret,Dorothy and Sonny Sherman,Cathy and Steve Shoemaker,Janet and David Montagne,Linda and Stan Mathews,Jean Ornelas,Chelsea Tipton, Melissa and Lenny Caballero,Marilyn and Rocco Morrell,Taylor Miller,Jason Henderson,Sheri and Eddie Arnold,Becky and Rodney Ames,Marty and Revon Craig,Katharine and Brad Klein and too many more to mention!

Ease on down the road … The Anayat House is hosting its annual fundraiser this Saturday evening, March 31, at the Phelan Mansion. Then dress request for “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” is casual “Wizard of Oz” chic or have fun with any character from this timeless movie. Bando’s will do the honors catering a scrumptious meal for the evening. Plan to dance the night away to the sounds of 3 Car Garage Band and bid high on the live auction items. Entry starts at $75 per person and can be purchased the night of the event or by calling (409) 833-0649. The president of the organization, Hubert Oxford IV, is thrilled about the exciting announcement that will be made the night of the party. See you there!

Rising star … Kalon McMahon of Houston, who is descendant of the Rogers family perhaps best known for Texas State Optical, will be one of the bachelors on the latest edition of the reality television show “The Bachelorette” airing May 15. Proud family members mom Merrick Stern and grand-mère Joelle Rogers are excited for this future star. After graduating from SMU, this talented young man returned to Houston where he has graced the pages of many slick mags as a model for Neal Hamill Modeling Agency and a public relations whiz for several of Houston’s hot night spots. Stay tuned!

Storkmarketing … Grandparents Dottie and Gene Schulz and Julie and Jay Hise as well as aunt Ellen Schulz are elated over the arrival of William Hayes Hise, the newest addition to the family of precious parents Meredith and Cullen Hise this past Friday. Big sister Avery is still deciding whether she is ready to share the limelight with her new baby brother. Congrats!

Candles and cakes … Belated best to Molly Russell Evans. Birthday wishes to Lee Melton,Austin Williams,Betsy Jenkins,Juan Zabala,Charles Lea,Rhonda Harkey,Jennifer Peterson,Dianna Land,Suzanne Pate,Margaret Green,Kathryn Phelan and Stephen Mouton.

Until the next RSVP!