100 Years of Green

Parks Department celebrates 100 years of green with a throwback party to remember

Parks Department celebrates 100 years of green with throwback party

Hermann Park 100th anniversary, March 2016, Alexia Garza, Sheila Jackson Lee, Isaiah Flores, Magbis Perez
Alexia Garza, Sheila Jackson Lee, Isaiah Flores, Magbis Perez. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Hermann Park 100th anniversary, March 2016, Deborah Duncan, Sylvester Turner, Joe Turner, Alicia Smith
Deborah Duncan, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Joe Turner, Alicia Smith, © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Hermann Park 100th anniversary, March 2016, Phoebe Tudor, Mindy Hildebrand, Lynn Zarr Jr.
Phoebe Tudor, Mindy Hildebrand, Elizabeth Love. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Hermann Park 100th anniversary, March 2016, Roy Marsh, Caroline Kenney
Roy Marsh, Caroline Kenney. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Hermann Park 100th Anny, March 2016, Bob Eury, Andrea White
Bob Eury, Andrea White. Photo by George Wong Photography
Hermann Park 100th Anny, March 2016, Bill Baldwin, Sheila Jackson Lee, Gail Brown
Bill Baldwin, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Gail Brown. Photo by George Wong Photography
Hermann Park 100th anniversary, March 2016, Tony Merriwether
Dancer Tony Merriwether. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Hermann Park 100th anniversary, March 2016,Jerry Davis, Meredith McCord, Lynn Zarr Jr.
Jerry Davis, Meredith McCord, Lynn Zarr Jr. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Hermann Park 100th Anny, March 2016, Gene Locke, Chester Pitts
Gene Locke, Terence Fontaine. Photo by George Wong Photography
Hermann Park 100th anny, March 2016, Matt Burrus, Michael Pearce
Matt Burrus, Michael Pearce. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Hermann Park 100th anniversary, March 2016, Kim Davis, Jackie Bostic
Kim Davis, Jackie Bostic. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Hermann Park 100th anny, March 2016, Melissa Williams, Ashley Small
Melissa Williams, Ashley Small. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Hermann Park 100th Anny, March 2016, Lucia Cordua, Michael Cordua
Lucia Cordua, Michael Cordua. Photo by George Wong Photography
Hermann Park 100th Anny, March 2016, Stephen Newton, Betty Newton
Stephen Newton, Betty Newton. Photo by George Wong Photography
Hermann Park 100th anniversary, March 2016, Alexia Garza, Sheila Jackson Lee, Isaiah Flores, Magbis Perez
Hermann Park 100th anniversary, March 2016, Deborah Duncan, Sylvester Turner, Joe Turner, Alicia Smith
Hermann Park 100th anniversary, March 2016, Phoebe Tudor, Mindy Hildebrand, Lynn Zarr Jr.
Hermann Park 100th anniversary, March 2016, Roy Marsh, Caroline Kenney
Hermann Park 100th Anny, March 2016, Bob Eury, Andrea White
Hermann Park 100th Anny, March 2016, Bill Baldwin, Sheila Jackson Lee, Gail Brown
Hermann Park 100th anniversary, March 2016, Tony Merriwether
Hermann Park 100th anniversary, March 2016,Jerry Davis, Meredith McCord, Lynn Zarr Jr.
Hermann Park 100th Anny, March 2016, Gene Locke, Chester Pitts
Hermann Park 100th anny, March 2016, Matt Burrus, Michael Pearce
Hermann Park 100th anniversary, March 2016, Kim Davis, Jackie Bostic
Hermann Park 100th anny, March 2016, Melissa Williams, Ashley Small
Hermann Park 100th Anny, March 2016, Lucia Cordua, Michael Cordua
Hermann Park 100th Anny, March 2016, Stephen Newton, Betty Newton

What: Centennial Celebration of the Houston Parks and Recreation Department.

Where: McGovern Centennial Gardens and Cherie Flores Pavilion in Hermann Park.

The scoop: The Houston Parks and Recreation Department and the Parks Centennial Celebration Committee welcomed several hundred guests for the cocktail celebration that honored park supporters. KHOU Channel 11 morning show host Deborah Duncan and Innovative Legal Solutions president and CEO Alicia Smith chaired the event.

In a nod to the 1916 formation of the department, the scene included characters in period costume, a barber shop quartet, and incredible tap dancer Tony Merriwether.

The program included remarks by Mayor Sylvester Turner, Harris County Commissioner Gene Locke and parks and recreation department director Joe Turner.

Who: Phoebe Tudor, Mindy Hildebrand, Andrea and Bill White, Lucia and Michael Cordua, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, David Cordua, Matt Burrus and Michael Pearce, Roy Marsh, Caroline Kenney, Elizabeth Love, Kirksey Gregg, Jerry Davis, Meredith McCord, and Lynn Zarr Jr.

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