Shelby's Social Diary
The Rodeo is already partying: 1,800 rock the Black Heritage Committee's milestone bash
The heifers and quarter horses of RodeoHouston are yet nowhere in sight, but the rodeo partying is well underway. Just look at the latest western-themed happening at Reliant Center. More than 1,800 turned out for the 20th anniversary of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Black Heritage Committee.
Headlining the heavy-hitter turnout were committee founders and lifetime committee supporters — George DeMontrond, Robert Fleming, Dan Gattis, Jim Janke, Don Jordan, Donald W. Middleton, Howard Middleton Sr., John Montalbano, Yance S. Montalbano and Leroy Shafer.
The lively crowd feasted on barbecue and danced to the sounds of Brian Jack and the Zydeco Gamblers and to the tunes of DJ Jammin' J.
Two-stepping through the western-flavored scene were committee officer-in-charge Mike Wells Jr. and wife Karan, Ozell Price, Hallie Sadberry, Naomi Hines, Mark Wimberly, Victor Washington, Sonja Thornton, Kandi Eastman, Alex Prince, Angela Montalbano, Marilyn DeMontrond and radio personality Kandi Eastman, who served as mistress of ceremonies.