Party Lights Up Buffalo Bayou

Record-breaking Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala celebrates new park and those who made it happen

Record-breaking Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala celebrates new park

News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala, Nov. 2015, Collin Cox, Rich Kinder, Nancy Kinder, Anne Olson, Sis Johnson, and Guy
 Collin Cox, Rich Kinder, Nancy Kinder, Anne Olson, Sis Johnson, Guy Hagstette. Photo by Katya Horner
News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala, Nov. 2015, Franci Neely, Roxanne Neumann
Franci Neely, Roxanne Neumann. Photo by Katya Horner
News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala, Nov. 2015, Bob Eury, Gayle Eury
Bob Eury, Gayle Eury.  Photo by Katya Horner
News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala, Nov. 2015, Jeff Hines, Wendy Hines, Leo Chen, Jennifer Chen
Jeff Hines, Wendy Hines, Leo Chen, Jennifer Chen. Photo by Katya Horner
News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala, Nov. 2015, Carleton Riser and Winifred Riser
Carleton Riser, Winifred Riser. Photo by Katya Horner
News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala, Nov. 2015, Richard Mithoff, Gini Mithoff
Richard Mithoff, Gini Mithoff. Photo by Katya Horner
News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala, Nov. 2015, Zane Carruth, Brady Carruth
Zane Carruth, Brady Carruth. Photo by Katya Horner
News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala, Nov. 2015, Susie Criner, Sanford Criner
Susie Criner, Sanford Criner. Photo by Katya Horner
News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala, Nov. 2015, Ellyn Wulfe and Paul Cannings
Ellyn Wulfe, Paul Cannings. Photo by Katya Horner
News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala, Nov. 2015, Edna Ramos, John Cryer
Edna Ramos, John Cryer. Photo by Katya Horner
News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala, Nov. 2015, Richard and Collier Blades
Richard Blades, Collier Blades. Photo by Katya Horner
News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala, Nov. 2015, Collin Cox, Rich Kinder, Nancy Kinder, Anne Olson, Sis Johnson, and Guy
News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala, Nov. 2015, Franci Neely, Roxanne Neumann
News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala, Nov. 2015, Bob Eury, Gayle Eury
News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala, Nov. 2015, Jeff Hines, Wendy Hines, Leo Chen, Jennifer Chen
News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala, Nov. 2015, Carleton Riser and Winifred Riser
News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala, Nov. 2015, Richard Mithoff, Gini Mithoff
News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala, Nov. 2015, Zane Carruth, Brady Carruth
News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala, Nov. 2015, Susie Criner, Sanford Criner
News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala, Nov. 2015, Ellyn Wulfe and Paul Cannings
News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala, Nov. 2015, Edna Ramos, John Cryer
News, Shelby, Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala, Nov. 2015, Richard and Collier Blades

What: Buffalo Bayou Partnership "Celebrating the Path to Buffalo Bayou Park" gala.

Where: In a party tent located at the Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park.

The scoop: Dinner chairs Franci Neely and Roxanne Neumann led the annual fundraiser to record proceeds of $825,000 as more than 650 guests celebrated the new park with cocktails on the Wortham Insurance Terrace and then moved to an open-air tent for dinner. City Kitchen provided the al fresco feast.

The evening honored the pathfinders that contributed to the park project. Taking bows were major donors Nancy and Rich Kinder, partnership board chair emeritus Sis Johnson, partnership president Anne Olson and project consultant/director Guy Hagstette.

Who: Mayor Annise Parker, Zane and Brady Carruth, Judy Nyquist, Mindy and Jeff Hildebrand, Nancy and Butch Abendshein, Aliyya and Hermann Stude, Andrea and Bill White, Judy and Charles Tate and Ginni and Richard Mithoff.

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