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.