Holiday Luncheon goes off without a hitch

Holiday Luncheon goes off without a hitch

Ladies who lunch … Last week the Junior League of Beaumont hosted its Holiday Luncheon that honored the oh-so-deserving Michele Smith. The luncheon was a smashing success with all tables filled to capacity and almost 250 well-heeled women and a few dapper gents in attendance. Alison Kiker (the honoree’s sis) and Jennifer Smith showered her with touching tributes and accolades before the honoree spoke. Never one to mince words, the admirable Mrs. Smith thanked the lunch bunch in a way that only this terrific lady can do and asked everyone to continue their quest in doing what they can for others. The group was on its feet when she completed her speech. During the divine meal, holiday attire from Bella Bella was modeled by Melissa Edwards, Carolyn Sweat, Johnnie Broussard, Kit Ohmstede and Mary Jane Benning, to name a few. Enjoying the tasty meal were Camille Ohmstede, Dana Babineaux, Mildred Hall, Brenda White, Norma Sampson, Barbara Quinn, Judy Dishman, Jennifer Parker, Heather Petkovsek, Elizabeth Waddill, Lisa Cowart, Gail Colletti, Debbie Sebastion, Paige Windham, Dana Babineaux, Annie Green, Paige Fertitta, Gillian Maness, Stephanie Daleo, Nicole Saba, Nikki Albanese and too many more to mention. Hats off to Ashley Carter, Susan Reese and all of the Junior League members who put together a wonderful Main Street Market weekend that benefits our community in so many different ways!

Havana night … Last Thursday evening, several Beaumont art aficionados made the trek to Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to enjoy the lecture on “The Great Houses of Havana: A Century of Cuban Style” by artistic author Hermes Mallea. Several in the crowd had recently returned from touring the Caribbean island and could relate the interesting facts and pictures depicting this beautiful country and its colorful history. On the edge of their chairs were Betty Leaf, Regina Winegar, Elsie Yeates, Carey Maloney, Martha and Leon Hicks, Cathy and David Bissell, Mary Clark, Kelly and Jack McNeill, and Sharon and John Bissell. This is a magnificent must-have coffee table tome that you can order online at

Light and bright … Creative jewelry by Mattie Phelan is on display and for sale at Burns Antik Haus, making inexpensive and clever gifts for the holiday season.

News of I do’s … Katie Perkins and Jeff Beaver Jr. exchanged vows this past Saturday evening, Dec. 3, in a quaint setting at Old Glory Ranch in Wimberley. The Rev. Dr. Patrick Gahan presided over the ceremony and brought back many memories to those who had been part of his congregation when he was at St. Stephens Episcopal Church. Toasting the newlyweds and dancing to the sounds of Atlantic were family Kim and David Perkins, D’awn and Jeff Beaver, Priss and Bobby LeJeune, Cathy and Kenneth Beaver, Joanne and Clyde Perkins, Ellen Perkins, Julie Toups, Heather and Bobby Beaver, Cindy and Jerry Miles, John Beaver, Lauren Beaver andJoseph Beaver, and friends Hannah and Billy Elliott, Sheridan and Robert Plum, Buffin Golias, Kristin Peyton, Matthew Morgan, Cassie LaMendola, Trent Marino, Casey McDermand, Amy Morgan, Ryan Pyburn, Graceann and Kyle Falkenhagen, Wilson Hawa, Ryan Cupps, Clarke Baker, Kyle Gentry, Tyler Terry, Madison Gober, Michael Morgan, Gracelyn and Russel Miller, Kathy Gober, Eric Moujaes, Lee Mann, Lynn and Mike Smith, Ann Clary and Jay Old, Jenny and Mickey Shuffield, Jean Peyton and many more. Congratulations!

Candles and cakes … Belated best to twins Mary Clark and David Bissell, Emily Wheeler, Vicki Bauer, Linda Ohmstede, Charlene Babineaux, Vickie Seymour, Chuck Fiorenza, Vickie Jones, Lisa Syler andKyle Cogswell. Birthday wishes to Cheryl Conner, Lorri Zummo, Cathy Zummo, Jeff McManus, Marilyn Adams, Willard Hall, Josie Broussard, Holly Lawson, Mitzi Burns, Michael Nixon and Jay Serio andJayne Bordelon.

Until the next RSVP!