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Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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Nutcracker Market Spring Committee

Nutcracker Market Spring Committee

The 2020 Nutcracker Market Spring Committee gathered at Nancy Almodovar’s home for a kickoff event. The Nutcracker Market Spring was to take place at NRG Center April 17-19, with apparel, accessories, gourmet food, men’s items, and gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduation. Due to the coronavirus, the in-person market was cancelled but shoppers can now participate in an online market featuring many of the same merchants who were scheduled to appear at the event. The Virtual 2020 Spring Nutcracker Marketplace will run through April 30 via Facebook. For the Virtual Marketplace, 100 percent of the sales will now go back to the merchants; some merchants are choosing to donate a portion of their proceeds back to the Houston Ballet Foundation. See a list of participating merchants here. Pictured are committee members (top of the stairs) Kirksey Gregg, Susan Lehmann, C.C. Conner Jr., Katrina Arnim, Gay Currie, Carol Howes, Mary Alice Parmet, Cecilia Campbell, Tua Burke, Eileen Murphy, Cheryl Zane, Kathryn Riddles, Lynda Transier, Casey Rowe, Christine Sofka, Susan Inger, Cynthia Brown, Sally Miller, (standing, back row, from left) Denise Malone, Myrna Fisch, Megan Kessler, John Kendall, Kaylon Phillips, Ann Bean, Jean May, Gaylon Gullquist, Denise Kay, Daisy Perez, Patsy Chapman; (sitting, from left) Marilyn Ragsdale, Wendy Wilkins Burks, Nancy Almodovar with Ella the Frenchie, and Sharon Erskine

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