On Saturday, Apr. 27, please consider joining Garrett Holcombe along with his family and friends as well as Easter Seals Greater Houston for the Walk With Me Houston 2019 (or the shorter Family Fun Walk). Walk With Me is different from any other walk, and you will be too by the end of it. Not only will you walk side by side with the Easter Seals clients you are helping, but you’ll be doing it through the Houston Zoo! So “come take a walk on the wild side” and make a huge difference in the life of a child with a disability.
Following the walk, there will be an after-party at the Masihara Pavilion inside the Zoo with children’s activities, live music, food, drinks and more until 10:30 AM. After the event, participants are welcome to stay and enjoy the Houston Zoo for the remainder of the day.
Garrett, a 7th grader at Frank Black Middle School, was born with spastic cerebral palsy. For the 11th year in a row “Team Garrett” is raising funds for Easter Seals Greater Houston and Garrett, along with mom and dad Jason and Shelley Holcombe, is determined to help children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Team Garrett is focused on sending kiddos to Easter Seals’ week-long summer camp called Camp Smiles. Garrett attended Camp Smiles for the first time several years ago and fell in love. His first words at the camp’s closing ceremonies were, “I wish we could live here … forever!” Camp Smiles made such a positive impact on Garrett and his family, they decided to give back themselves and work to send more children to camp through Team Garrett’s participation in Walk With Me Houston. Garrett was the Houston area ambassador for Easter Seals in 2015.
Garrett loves baseball and plays multiple positions on the Cardinals, one of ODC’s Pony teams. He also enjoys watching Houston Astros and Houston Rockets games, hanging out with the Youth Group at St. Stephen’s UMC and spending time in the country hunting and fishing.
Join Garrett’s team and walk alongside him in raising funds for his favorite charity. If you cannot make the Walk, Garrett’s dad Jason shared, “Dive Right Inn, a neighborhood icehouse, has put out a tip jar to collect towards Garrett’s goal – if you can’t walk with us, please consider donating.”
For more information, please see https://walkwithmehouston.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=5803&fbclid=IwAR0HmOQOqF3lsTELcgqOow8_ab5Rhx6BnZPmi4DfjG9QD6nmPFJb_QtZM0w
Holy handlebars, Batman! Mark your calendars for June 8th and check the air in your bicycle tires because Le Tour de Oak Forest is in the works, neighbors! Oak Forest Homeowners Association civic club’s Tour de Oak Forest Committee enjoyed a planning meeting in Martha and Ken Mears’ lovely home for the much anticipated annual bicycle ride through Oak Forest this week. Committee members Mears, Linda Trombatore, Pam Henry, Jennifer Massey and yours truly discussed all the juicy details. Stay tuned for registration information!
It was so good to run into sweet Amanda Wells and her brother Tristan Wells of Oak Forest as well as Ed and Brenda De Alba of Garden Oaks at Tamashi Ramen Sushi during the new restaurant’s first week open in the Shops at Oak Forest between Plonk and Sweet Frog. My daughter Abby talked my mother, Bette Weirich, into going to lunch with us and she loved the Tonkatsu (pork ramen soup) at her first ever visit to a ramen restaurant. We will be headed back soon for more delicious Tiger and Rockets Rolls, ramen, seaweed salad and dumplings.
I also ran into the unstoppable and gorgeous Karen Carr (I believe you will find her name in the dictionary under “creative genius”) and her amazing mother, Barbara Fisher, in Kroger last week. Both of these ladies are longtime neighbors in Candlelight Plaza.
Carr reminded me about St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church’s Spring Festival coming right up on May 5 and starting at 11:00 AM. Easily one of the largest and most organized festivals in the Leader Community, fun for all will be had with the Children’s Midway, dancing to the Telstars, the Country Store, great food and more. The Spring Festival at St. Rose has grown bigger and better each year with so much to see and do for the entire family, it takes a full day to experience all that is offered. Who doesn’t love to dance to the music of the Telstars? How long has it been since you enjoyed a snow cone or went on a Cake Walk?
Festival tickets and wristbands for the kiddos to play and enjoy the Children’s Midway available at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg5ssp9hd8524a65&oseq=&c=&ch=.
This year’s festival theme is “St. Roseopoly” and there is a new, exciting twist for Friday night: a Casino Night and Live Auction will be held Friday evening, May 3, and it will be a night to remember. Between the games, food and drink, and a chance to bid on impressive live auction items (including auction vacation packages at Crested Butte, Cayman Islands and more), how could you ask for a better night to spend with your friends? 6:30 PM – cocktail hour; 7:30 PM – dinner and games; 9:00 PM – live auction. Tickets include $2,000 in St. Roseopoly play money. Dress code: Las Vegas Casual. Tickets and tables available online or in the Parish Office: https://conta.cc/2Iei0p0