What: Houston Parks Board annual luncheon.
Where: Beneath a party tent erected in Hermann Square at City Hall.
The scoop: With Mayor Annise Parker dubbed "the godmother of Bayou Greenways," the luncheon celebrated the ever-expanding connections of neighborhoods through parks and greenspace. Parker told the gathering that her role in bringing Bayou Greenways 2020 to life was one of her proudest accomplishments of her tenure in office. Aliyya and Herman Stude chaired the event that raised $485,000 in support of the parks board's efforts in providing access for all Houstonians.
Guests speakers award-winning filmmaker Carroll Parrott Blue and Regina Garcia, co-owner of El Meson restaurant and BikeHouston board chair, shared their individual stories on the personal impact of the greenways project.
Who: Nancy Kinder, Roxanne Newmann, Susie and Joe Dilg, Laura Arnold, Mary Louise and David Kinder, Jill and Dunham Jewett, Ellie Camberg, Jeff Ross, Cullen Geiselman, Ann Lents and Nancy and Butch Abendshein.