Hope lives in the heart … On Thursday, Aug. 23, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Beaumont will host its Hope for Tomorrow Luncheon and Style Show at the beautiful Tyrrell Park Botanical Garden Center. The community is invited to this event for an afternoon of food, fashion fellowship and fundraising with the heartwarming theme ‘LEARN from Yesterday, LIVE for Today and HOPE for Tomorrow.” Macy’s is providing fashions for guest models, Beaumont ISD students and members of the Boys & Girls Club. Students selected to model were nominated by a teacher based on academic achievement and community service during the 2011-12 school year. As an added benefit, several local celebrities have been asked to model, as well. This event will help raise funds as well as foster awareness for a much-needed expansion of the Boys & Girls Club building at 2350 I-10 E. This proposed addition will dramatically enhance efforts to provide the very best afterschool and summer programs available for the youth of Beaumont. The Hope for Tomorrow luncheon kicks off at 10:45 a.m., when guests will be invited to shop gently used merchandise and new items in the silent auction. The luncheon and style show is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 pm. Reserved seats are $50. For more information, contact judy_keifstrom [at] uss [dot] salvationary [dot] org.
Brotherly love … The Danna/Parigi brothers celebrated their 10th annual get together two weeks after the Fourth of July holiday at the beachienda of Pam and Leo Danna. Every summer, the brothers, brothers-in-law, sons and sons-in-law spend a weekend at the shore playing horseshoes, poker and enjoying good ol’ quality time together. The patriarch of this clan, Sam Danna Sr. (“Pop” to those near and dear) turned 90 at the first of the month and was thrilled to celebrate this yearly weekend gathering with his family including sons Leo and grandsons Matthew, Seth and Leo Jr., son Jimmy and grandson Justus, son Sam Jr. and grandson Jason, son-in-law Gerard Parigi and grandsons Sam and Patrick (who flew in from Hawaii for this enjoyable event). To round out the weekend, Sam Sr. and Leo were the winners of the always-competitive horseshoe tournament. Fantastic family fun will certainly provide the group with a lifetime memories.
News of I do’s…This past Saturday evening, newlyweds Joanna Parkus and Christy McConathay hosted an engagement party for recently engaged Robyn Reyes and Charlie Dixon. The invitation told guests to wear white and come ready to have fun. Toasting and celebrating the fall marriage of the dynamic couple were Lori and Shane Chapman, Shannon and Clay Dugas, Mary Dixon, Linda and Robert Reyes, Karri and Bobby Choate, Ric Arena, Christina Monkhouse, Craig McConathay, Dave Parkus, Lindsey and Chris Granger, Judd Robertson, Marshal Caleb, Jonathan Wade, Chesney Mills, andMaggie and Kit Nuesel. Melynda Hurst and Brit Gober, Meghan and Mark Montebello, Nicole Chance and Dar Kavouspour, Amy and Jason Know, Crystal and Jeff Young, Michelle Adams and Kevin Kearns, and Tim Storebeck were also in the mix. Congratulations!
Storkmarketing … Stacey and Casey Crenshaw welcomed their fourth image, second son Winston Becks Crenshaw, this month. Congrats to the happy couple for their precious bundle of joy!
Candles and cakes … Belated best to Brenda Oliver Vessel, Rocky Schlett, Virginia Henderson, Mike Getz and Roxanne Mitchell Courtney. Champagne toasts to Melany Adler, Ellen Ohmstede, Jack Pieper, Katie Whitney, Britt Gober, Lou Huber, Jennifer Carona, Mandy Oliverio, Andy Miller, Beau McMahn, Gates Jenkins, Sam Kash, Lan Phelan, Cile Childress, Joe Bob Kinsel, Eddie Snowden, Mike Petit, Jim King, Katherine Cokinos, Terry Morris, Tanya Cavness, Grace Cordts andSlate Babineaux.
Until the next RSVP!