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Picnic in Memorial Park

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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Carmen Knapp, Kit Detering

Carmen Knapp and Kit Detering (Photo: Jenny Antill)

More than 350 supporters of Memorial Park Conservancy gathered for the annual Green Gala. The evening celebrated the progress of the Master Plan, which is underway in the Park’s Eastern Glades, in addition to the one-year anniversary of the Conservancy assuming day-to-day management and operation of Memorial Park. The evening was emceed by Linda Lorelle, former evening anchor on ABC 13. The Forest Club prepared a Southern-comfort menu packed in wicker picnic baskets. The attire – “no ties” – added to the casual vibe, and guests danced to DJ Damon Pampolina. The evening raised more than $325,000 for Memorial Park Conservancy. Pictured (from left) are gala co-chairs Carmen Knapp and Kit Detering. Spotted in the crowd were Lou Gregory, Soraya and Scott McClelland, Nancy and Butch Abendshein, Isla and Tommy Reckling, Kate and Steve Gibson, Denise Monteleone, Lynda Underwood, Judy and Charles Tate, and Tammy and Steve Jenkins.

Editor’s note: The Buzz congratulates Buzz About Town columnist Annie Blaylock McQueen on the arrival of her beautiful baby Georgia. Annie took a short break to spend time with Georgia and twin toddlers Cash and Lila and will return to the Buzz About Town column in May. In the meantime, associate editor Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld handled this column. As usual, please send your high-res photos and community news to [email protected] or 5001 Bissonnet, Suite 100, Bellaire, Texas 77401. Items are published on a space-available basis.

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