Party on the Bayou

Leafy outdoor gala celebrates Buffalo Bayou Partnership's 30th anniversary

Outdoor gala celebrates Buffalo Bayou Partnership's 30th anniversary

Houston, Buffalo Bayou Preservation gala, Nov. 2016,  Anne Olson, Lily Olson, Tom Olson
Anne Olson, Lily Olson, Tom Olson. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Buffalo Bayou Preservation gala, Nov. 2016, Brady Carruth, Zane Carruth, Gayle Eury, Bob Eury
Brady Carruth, Zane Carruth, Gayle Eury, Bob Eury. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Buffalo Bayou Preservation gala, Nov. 2016,  Faisal Momin, Asha Momin
Faisal Momin, Asha Momin. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Buffalo Bayou Preservation gala, Nov. 2016, Gracie Cavnar, Claire Thielke, Sis Johnson
Gracie Cavnar, Claire Thielke, Sis Johnson. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Buffalo Bayou Preservation gala, Nov. 2016,  Debbie Chenevert, Kent Chenevert
Debbie Chenevert, Kent Chenevert. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Buffalo Bayou Preservation gala, Nov. 2016,  Avital Kelman, Chad Shaw, Herman Yue
Avital Kelman, Chad Shaw, Herman Yue. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Buffalo Bayou Preservation gala, Nov. 2016,  Tennie Ott, David Ott
Tennie Ott, David Ott. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Buffalo Bayou Preservation gala, Nov. 2016, Jacquelyn Cox, Collin Cox
Jacquelyn Cox, Collin Cox. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, Buffalo Bayou Preservation gala, Nov. 2016,  Anne Olson, Lily Olson, Tom Olson
Houston, Buffalo Bayou Preservation gala, Nov. 2016, Brady Carruth, Zane Carruth, Gayle Eury, Bob Eury
Houston, Buffalo Bayou Preservation gala, Nov. 2016,  Faisal Momin, Asha Momin
Houston, Buffalo Bayou Preservation gala, Nov. 2016, Gracie Cavnar, Claire Thielke, Sis Johnson
Houston, Buffalo Bayou Preservation gala, Nov. 2016,  Debbie Chenevert, Kent Chenevert
Houston, Buffalo Bayou Preservation gala, Nov. 2016,  Avital Kelman, Chad Shaw, Herman Yue
Houston, Buffalo Bayou Preservation gala, Nov. 2016,  Tennie Ott, David Ott
Houston, Buffalo Bayou Preservation gala, Nov. 2016, Jacquelyn Cox, Collin Cox

Buffalo Bayou Partnership, a non-profit that is revitalizing and transforming Houston’s Buffalo Bayou, celebrated its 30th anniversary at the “Leafing Through the Years” gala. More than 550 guests attended the majestic evening, chaired by Zane and Brady Carruth and Gayle and Bob Eury.

The setting for the outdoor affair was the grounds of Buffalo Bayou Park. Upon arrival, guests were offered tours of the “Cistern,” the City of Houston’s former underground drinking-water reservoir.

A three-course dinner was provided by A Fare Extraordinaire under a grand tent erected on the Brown Foundation lawn, decorated with oversized confetti balloons and floral tabletop centerpieces. 

The gala raised over $580,000 to help fund the efforts of Buffalo Bayou Partnership.

Guests included Buffalo Bayou Partnership board chair Collin Cox and wife Jacquelyn, Sis and Hasty Johnson, Winifred and Carleton Riser, Andrea White, Leslie Elkins and Shannon Sasser, Johnny Steele, Carolyn and Chris Dorros, Murad and Sanober Ajani, Ann and Karl Stern, Courtney and Bas Solleveld, Michael Skelly and Anne Whitlock, Geraldina Wise, Polly and Murry Bowden, Guy Hagstette, Paul Cannings, Roxann and Tim Neumann, Buffalo Bayou Partnership president Anne Olson, Terry and Tommy Smith, Ellyn Wulfe, Jo and Jim Furr, Cullen Geiselman, Eleanor and Dan Gilbane.