Queens and kings and cakes … Ubi Caritas hosted the sixth annual Mardi Gras Dinner & Dance this past Friday evening for a roomful of generous revelers. Candidates from St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Jean Moncla and Thad Heartfield, were one upped in fundraising by St. Mark’s Episcopal Church candidates Tressa Clarke and Steve McGrade, who were crowned Mardi Gras Queen and King. Immediate past royalty Julie Scott and Tim Schreck were on hand to do the honors. Kudos to co-chairs Jerome Dick and Julie Scott and their party planning committee members Ann Butler,Cindy Bloodsworth,James Grant,Chris Stedman,Nancy Grove,Richard Swope,Christina Monkhouse,David Lowell,Sherry Peddy,Mike Peyton,Laurel Shrontz,Gail Davis and Rachel Grove. Enjoying the delicious dinner and dancing to the sounds of Mid Life Crisis were Monica and John Cobb, Jennifer and Justus Swantner, Sandy and Joseph Fertitta, Betty and Hal Clarke, Lettie and Warren Goehringer, Katy Ware, Blair Clarke, Kerry and Brian Glenn, Lauren and Cash Williams, Elaine and Charlie Jabbie, Melissa and Lenny Cabellero, Jennifer and Gerald Condon, Grace Nichols,Nancy McGrade,Dottie and Gene Schulz, Sally Bundy,J. Earl Brickhouse,Ida Pyle,John Scott,Virginia and Ralph Jordan, Camille and Chris Ohmstede, Lindsay and Hubert Oxford IV, and too many more to mention. What better way to get into the Mardi Gras madness than giving back to a worthy cause!
Habitat hunks … The contestants are gearing up for the Mr. Habitat 2012 contest to be held this Saturday, Feb, 25, at the Holiday Inn Plaza. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with individual tickets going for $45, or $350 for a table of eight. Call (409) 832-5853. Please come out for all the fun and support your favorite candidate!
Once upon a twirl … Beaumont Civic Ballet will present Fairy Tales in Dance, a two-act performance that includes the BCB Junior Company dancing a rendition of “It’s a Hard-Knock Life” from the hit musical “Annie,” a pas de deux from “Don Quixote,” plus two all-time favorite fairy tales, “Peter and the Wolf” and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” These dances are all performed by local children. The public performance is Sunday, Feb. 26, at 5 p.m., and the school performances are Feb. 27 at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Julie Rogers Theatre with tickets beginning at $5. Call 838-3435, ext. 1, for more information.
Art mentoring … Artworks from 25 local high school seniors have been chosen to be exhibited in the 26th Annual Protégé Competition and Exhibition at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET). The pieces will be unveiled to the public and winners announced at the opening reception and awards ceremony from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. The Protégé Competition and Exhibition is a program that offers area 12th-grade students the opportunity to begin taking the steps necessary to become part of the greater world of art through learning how the exhibition process works. For more information. call (409) 832-3432.
Candles and cakes … Belated best to Sue Meagher,Gigi Mazzola,Scarlett Snider,Carl Griffith Jr.,Joelle Rogers,Joseph Ramey andGerald Farha. Champagne toasts to Summer Lydick,Lindsay Oxford,Jennifer Pate,April Lindsay,Kathryn Hornsberger,Rachel Grove,Lila Stevens,Ashley Carter,Tara Cook,Davd Verde,Reggie Ramirez,Alyssa Henke,Laurie Chaudhury,Lysle Shaw,Susan Kirwin,Miriam Thompson,Camille Mouton,Donna Gwynn andCrissy Clarke.
Until the next RSVP!