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Scene in the Bend: Cari Middaugh April 2017


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Fort Bend Christian Academy Gala

Fort Bend Christian Academy’s gala — Set the Stage, Cheers to 30 Years! — proved to be one of the school’s most successful events! The Broadway-themed Gala was held on Friday, February 10 at the new and spectacular venue of Sugar Land’s Smart Financial Centre. FBCA families, friends and supporters enjoyed a fun and beautiful evening with Master of Ceremonies Michael Garfield, the High Tech Texan, and auctioneer James Patterson.

More than 290 guests were in attendance, dressed as Broadway show characters or in semi-formal evening attire. Approximately $165,000 in net event proceeds was raised through the school’s online, silent and live auctions, as well as the tuition raffle, which was popular with the attendees. The proceeds will be used for spiritual and academic program development as well as expanded information technology in the classroom. Congratulations to Gala Chairs Sasha Lotze, Alicia Scala, Vicki Vaughn, and Jessica DeMarr Williams and their fantastic Committee Chairs and volunteers.

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1) Catherine and Brent Kubala

2) Dr. Afshan Kaviani-Anderson and Dr. Walt Anderson

3) Cathy and Alan Stubbs, Jenn and Josh LaRocca with Andi and Chad St. Jean

4) Judy and Dr. David Pitre, Head of School; Cheri and Simon Hendershot III, Tammy and Darren Tanner, Isabel and Mauricio Baez and Amy and Dr. Tom Rivers

5) Jessica DeMarr-Williams and Rick Williams

6) Lori Shirley, Jenn LaRocca, Christen Johnson and Toni Baches

7) Pat and Tim Thurston

8) Jim and Sarah Farley

9) Shannon and Craig Hayes

10) Stephanie and Roger Saa

11) Vicki Vaughn and Sasha Lotze

12) Gala Committee: (Back row,l-r): Leisa Winters, Tiffany Newton, Sarah Farley, Tracy Pipes, Co-Chair Jessica DeMarr-Williams, Diane Dailey and Georgia Borbidge; (front row): Co-Chair Vicki Vaughn, Co-Chair Sasha Lotze, Co-Chair Alicia Scala and Leah Henley

Photo Credit: Brittney Byrd and Sarah Fiore


Mission Of Love Gala

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and its Mamie George Community Center honored Dee Koch’s life and legacy at its fourth Annual Mission of Love Gala on February 2 at Safari Texas Ranch. Dee is the Director of Community Engagement for The George Foundation, and Community Resources Division Chair for the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. She was also a key partner in developing the vision for the Mamie George Community Center. There was no shortage of friends, family and community members who came out to honor her years of dedication and service!

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1) Trey and Heather Reichert

2) Dr. Mary Jackson, Dee Koch and Lucia Street

3) Dick and Dee Dee Phillips

4) Marhia Coane and Jim McClellan

5) Richmond Mayor Evalyn Moore with her mom, Billie Wendt

6) Diana Null, Dee Koch and John Null

7) Irene Wisner, Billie Wendt and Ruthanne Mefford

8) Beth Wolf with Carol Edwards

9) Ann Smith, Betty Baitland, Mayor Joe Zimmerman, Bridget Yeung, Ruthanne Mefford and Jackie Kerstetter

10) Allison Wen with Dee Koch

Photo Credit: Mary Favre and Liz Furman


Fort Bend Women’s Center Girlfriend’s Giggle

STARS, the Volunteer Auxiliary of Fort Bend Women’s Center, hosted its 12th Annual Girlfriends Giggle on February 9. This premier event benefits domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and their children so that they can live safe and violence-free lives. For many, the very thought of living in freedom has long appeared to be a sweet dream.

Girlfriends Giggle is the ultimate “grown up” pajama party for women. The event featured delicious food from 18 local restaurants, a silent auction, DJ, dancing, shopping, pajama contest and personal indulgences including manicures, massages and more!

Fort Bend Womens Center Girlfriends Giggle

1) “Trollin” with the Homies group having a good time

2) Jill Carroll, Sara Richards, and Lacy McKale

3) Preethi Thomas

4) The group from PCCA who won the pajama contest having fun on the dance floor

5) Amy Olson, Emiley Hendrix, Chelsea Ferguson, and Angie Raymond with the “Men on Fire” from the Houston Fire Department

6) Missy Finch, Terri Brown and Angela Parker

7) Emily Hendrix, Event Co-Chair; Margot Sayre and Susan Christie

8) James Ives and Katherin Sander, FBWC Shelter Director

Photo Credit: Rhonda Randolph



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