Green Machine

Memorial Park Conservancy gala is all about the green — greenery, green trees and greenbacks

Gala at Memorial Park is all about the green, from trees to greenbacks

Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Jackson Smith, Anita Smith, Gerald Smith
Jackson Smith, Anita Smith, Gerald Smith. Photo by Jenny Antill
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016,Dean and Theresa Corgey, Debbie and Steve Costello
Dean and Theresa Corgey, Debbie and Steve Costello. Photo by Jenny Antill
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Jim Porter, Kay Kamas
Jim Porter, Kay Kamas. Photo by Jenny Antill
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Sharon Owens, Ellen Cohen
Sharon Owens, Ellen Cohen. Photo by Jenny Antill
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Kate Stouffer, Caroline Brown
Kate Stouffer, Caroline Brown. Photo by Jenny Antill
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Farrell Lawo, Holly Kuhn
Farrell Lawo, Holly Kuhn. Photo by Jenny Antill
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Tammy and Steve Jenkins
Tammy Jenkins, Steve Jenkins. Photo by Jenny Antill
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Jay Goossen, Kathy Goosen
Jay Goossen, Kathy Goosen. Photo by Jenny Antill
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Amanda Edwards, Jay Jones
Amanda Edwards, Jay Jones. Photo by Jenny Antill
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Tina Sabuco, Shellye Arnold
Tina Sabuco, Shellye Arnold. Photo by Jenny Antill
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Annie Eifler, Campbell Eifler
Annie Eifler, Campbell Eifler. Photo by Jenny Antill
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Lorraine Wulfe, Ed Wulfe
Lorraine Wulfe, Ed Wulfe. Photo by Jenny Antill
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Ben and Margaret Morris, Lindsay and Alex Mousoudakis
Ben and Margaret Morris, Lindsay and Alex Mousoudakis. Photo by Jenny Antill
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Jackson Smith, Anita Smith, Gerald Smith
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016,Dean and Theresa Corgey, Debbie and Steve Costello
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Jim Porter, Kay Kamas
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Sharon Owens, Ellen Cohen
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Kate Stouffer, Caroline Brown
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Farrell Lawo, Holly Kuhn
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Tammy and Steve Jenkins
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Jay Goossen, Kathy Goosen
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Amanda Edwards, Jay Jones
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Tina Sabuco, Shellye Arnold
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Annie Eifler, Campbell Eifler
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Lorraine Wulfe, Ed Wulfe
Memorial Park Conservacy Gala, Feb. 2016, Ben and Margaret Morris, Lindsay and Alex Mousoudakis

What: Memorial Park Conservancy "Green Gala."

Where: The Running Trails Center in the park.

The scoop: Memorial Park neighbor Anita Smith, accompanied by her husband Gerald and son Jackson, chaired the evening that saw the outdoors brought in with swaths of greenery supplied by wholesale nursery TreeSource.

Former chairman of the Memorial Park Conservancy board Jim Porter was gala honoree while Mike Dishberger and Karlo Martinez received the 2016 Ima Hogg Service Award. KTRK ABC-13 news anchor Melanie Lawson served as emcee of the evening that featured music by Divisi Strings AMP'D and dinner by City Kitchen.

Who: Kay Kamas, Lorraine and Ed Wulfe,  Debbie and Steve Costello, Farrell Lawo, Holly Kuhn, Houston City Council members Ellen Cohen and Amanda Edwards, Jay Jones and Terry Wayne Jones, and Annie and Campbell Eifler.

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