2023 Buzz Photo Contest

Camping out in West U

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
Click the Buzz Me button to receive email notifications when this writer publishes a new article or a new article in this column is published.

The eighth annual Fathers & Flashlights urban campout was, once again, a success and raised $90,000 for Friends of West University Place Parks Fund. Approximately 500 kids, 257 dads and 257 moms participated, and, for the second year, the Cheng and Gilder families co-chaired the event. Tents were pitched and activities began at 4 p.m. Highlights were the catch-and-release fishing, the t-shirt dye station, rock climbing, a giant slide, a photo booth, pony rides and inflatable-horse racing. DJ Tommy Blaze helped get the party started in the afternoon and had kids dancing along with Chick-fil-A cows. The Houston Astronomical Society provided telescopes and viewing assistance for campers to stargaze. Pictured are (from left, front row) Riley and Reid Gilder, Laura and Morgan Cheng, (back row) Dee Dee Gilder, and Judy, Audrey and Comfort Cheng.

Editor’s note: The Buzz is happy to report that Annie and Tyler McQueen’s twin babies are doing well. Annie Blaylock McQueen, associate editor and Buzz About Town columnist, is currently out on maternity leave, spending time with her babies, Cash and Lila. In the meantime, Jordan Magaziner is handling this section. As usual, please send your high-res photos and community news to The Buzz at [email protected] or 5001 Bissonnet, Suite 100, Bellaire, TX 77401. Items are published on a space-available basis.

To leave a comment, please log in or create an account with The Buzz Magazines, Disqus, Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Or you may post as a guest.