Beautiful belles … The Symphony League of Beaumont hosted A Night to Remember to present 42 belles to their families and guests. Co-chairs April Penland and Jennifer Thompson, along with their very creative committee, orchestrated a beautiful evening for a ball. Patty Barnett did an outstanding job transforming the Beaumont Civic Center and Genie Cook cleverly directed the belles and their fathers as they made a perfect presentation to the high fashion crowd. Applauding the belles were Joy and David Goodale, Tom Lombardo, Gayla Doucet, Tonya and Mitch Toups, Margaret and Ed Green, Annie Green, Karol and Mike Gammill, Marilyn and Ed Gripon, Marilyn and Gilbert Adams, Jean Moncla, Jennifer Prause, Joe Penland Jr., Barbara Nelson, Greg Thompson, Kelly Patrizi and Kathy Thomas, to name a few. After dinner, guests took to the dance floor for the terrific tunes of Doppleganger. Dancing the night away were Dette and Stephen Toups, Michele and Mitch Smith, Stephanie and Bernie Daleo, Beth and Stuart Yoes, Tammy and Scot Crutchfield, Tressa and Blair Clarke, Nancy and Steve McGrade, Johnnie andJoe Broussard, Phoebe and Austin Dishman, Ann Clary and Jay Old, Cindy and Jamie Dishman, Ginny and Brian Broussard, Laura and Craig Escamilla and too many more to mention.
Art live … The Spindletop Center (formerly MHMR) will reprise its wonderful Euforialive dinner and art event on Thursday, March 1, at the scenic Beaumont Botanical Gardens. Pianist Seth Simmons will play while artist Rolando Diaz “paints the music” on canvas before your eyes. At the end of the evening, Spindletop will auction the one-of-a-kind painted masterpiece to a lucky bidder. This event will raise funds to build apartments for people with disabilities. RSVP by Feb. 16. For tickets, call (409) 839-1046.
Amarketing … Plan to attend the Sales and Marketing Executives Club of Southeast Texas’ annual banquet honoring Gerald Condon as the 2011 Executive of the Year. The banquet will be held Feb. 9 at the MCM Eleganté with a happy hour at 6 p.m. Individual tickets are $70 at the door.
Heart-felt honor … Randy Lombardo along with Karen and Bob Wortham will be honored by the American Heart Association this Saturday evening, Feb. 11, at the Holiday Inn Plaza. There are a few individual tickets available by calling (409) 550-1753.
Mardi Gras madness … The Port Arthur Commodores kicked off Mardi Gras in South County with their recent “Cajun Celebration.” The waterfront venue of Beau Reve was the perfect location, complete with festive decorations, as members enjoyed gumbo, shrimp and oysters, topped off with the house dessert specialty of bread pudding with whiskey sauce. Some in attendance sported Carnival masks, including Katherine and Jack Baugh, Rose Lynn and Joe Tibbs along with several others, making it difficult to recognize some familiar faces. Hats were modeled by Barbara Boone and Portia Levingston. Seen enjoying the festivities were Carol and Commodore Chief Bernie Brown, Charlene Commings, Susan and Jay Mandel, Dana Wasser, who enlisted her foreign exchange student Silje Braut from Norway as her escort, Verna and Cal Rutherford, Peggy and Hugh Sheffield, Patti and Stuart Salter, Ann and Perry McPherson, newlyweds Ann and Dean Priddy as well as birthday boy Volney Pinder (celebrating 94 years) and his bride, Florence. A fantastic evening to begin the Mardi Gras month!
News of I do’s … Amy Morgan and Ryan Pyburn will exchange wedding vows in June. Congrats!
Candles and cakes … Belated best to Tootsie Crutchfield, Taryn Hebert, Elaine Jabbia and Tammy Crutchfield. Birthday toasts to Mike Persia III, Sue Monteaux, Christina Delgadillo, Jane Kinsel, Annie Howell, Joy Crenshaw, Meredith Hise, Giles Kibbe, Charlie Foxworth, Paul Chargois and Nick Lampson.
Until the next RSVP!