Party Lights Up Buffalo Bayou
Record-breaking Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala celebrates new park and those who made it happen
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 donorsNancy 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.