So many runners … The City of Beaumont hosted the first Calder Twilight 5K Run/Walk this past weekend with more than 700 participants taking part in this family fun event. The course circled the Historic District ending in front of Rao’s Bakery. First-place male Drew Bean and firstplace female Jordan Wellborn were thrilled with the terrific times and trophies. Joining hundreds of runners were Elizabeth Waddill, Dade Phelan (first-place winner in his age group), Ann Hayes, David Reese, Joe Broussard, Courteney Myrick, Yvette Cole, Tim Harland, Amy Flowers, Joshua Henry (third place in his age group), Sarah and Mark Frasher, Michele and Mitch Smith, Becky and Rodney Ames and too many more to mention.
Storkmarketing … Carson Daniel Gates bowed into this world May 29 at 9:21 p.m. weighing 9 pounds, 4 ounces. Proud parents Traci and Casey Gates are thrilled with their new image, as were grandparents Danna and Gail Henry. Congrats!
Me Oh My Oh! ... From the brilliance of chef Rafael Ruiz, who delivered Finch Hutton in Nederland, comes Tibideaux New Orleans Kitchen, which will soon open at 5555 Calder Ave. This seafood-based concept will offer sa variety of entreés, po-boys, etouffee and a full oyster bar. It will be creole comfort food made from scratch.
New of I do’s … For those fortunate enough to attend the wedding ceremony and reception of fantastic couple Amy Morgan and Ryan Pyburn this past Saturday night.
After a lovely ceremony at Calvary Baptist Church where the couple exchanged their wedding vows in the midst of family and friends, guests whisked off to the magnificent manse of the bride’s parents, Teri and Glen Morgan.
Raising their glasses, as the couple danced to the sounds of Atlantic were family members Teri and Tim Humble, Matthew Morgan, Michael Morgan, Kristen Humble, Morgan Humble, grandparents Peggy and Bob Tammen, Lillian and Donald Morgan, and Carl Bellotti Jr. Members of the wedding party Katie Willis, Trent Marino, Kelsey Baskin, Jeff Beaver Jr., Marissa Cunningham, Ryan Cupps, Erin Kacy, William Hoech, Meredith McKenny, Casey McDermand, Cristin Quinn and Michael Peiler and many guests. Congratulations and many years of happiness and love as there was on this date.
Candles and cakes … Belated best to Cody Spidle, Jennifer Nichols and Kris Adam. Birthday shout outs to Janna Fulbright, Courtney Horton, James McNutt, Patti Standley, Jeff Oliverio, George Bean, Jo Beth Jenkins, Tab Bryan, John Steinman, Jackie Simien, Charles Thompson, Kelli Cobb, Scottie Clark and Ric Arena. Until the next RSVP!