Charles Allen, a 2012 graduate of Waltrip High School, earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and was graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors on Dec. 11th from Sam Houston State University. A surprise dinner party at Texas Land & Cattle thrown by his very proud parents Pastor Charles Allen Jr. and Sybil Allen, included family, new friends from SHSU, and old friends from Waltrip. Charles plans to pursue a career in law enforcement after devoting a year to missionary work. Congratulations, Charles!
Kevin and Debby Hobart would like to wish their grandson a belated Happy 2nd Birthday. Vivaan Gummi turned 2 on Jan. 7th while he and his parents Karthik and Jennifer Hobart Gummi were visiting in India. Vivaan celebrated with his Houston family this past weekend with a train-themed party and a ride on the train at Hermann Park.
Happy, happy birthday to Richard Weirich.
Happy birthday to Cindy Atkinson Medina who celebrated her birthday with family and friends on Jan. 21st. Cheers!
Happy, happy birthday to Susan Barnes of Oak Forest. “Mom, thank you for always lightning the way. We are so blessed to have such a strong and loving example for a mother. On this day, we hope that you feel the love of all who adore you.
Frank Black Middle School is hosting its annual career day on Friday, Mar. 11th and is looking for volunteers to share information with students. FBMS would like to showcase a wide range of career options including skilled trades, the arts, professions and unusual choices. There will be a lunch reception for speakers at noon and presentations are scheduled from 1 to 3:25 p.m. with the speakers presenting to different groups for approximately 20 minutes per session. Community members interested in volunteering can sign up using a link on the school’s website at www.FrankBlackMiddleSchool.org. The deadline to sign-up is February 28.
The Oaks Dads Club BBQ Cookoff is coming up the weekend of Jan. 29th and 30th. The Cooking Team Party is set for Friday, Jan. 29th starting at 7 p.m., and this is open to the public with live music from Honeyboy Nelson and Karbach as the beer sponsor. On Saturday, BBQ plates will have brisket smoked by Gatlin’s BBQ, live music, face painting and games for the kids. $10 BBQ plates; $3 admission (admission free with purchase of BBQ plate). For presale tickets, contact Sean Jez at 713-305-4481, Shawn Salyers at 713-444-4454 or stop by The Leader office.
Troop 40’s Annual Boy Scout BBQ will be held Feb. 6th and 7th at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church at 3600 Brinkman @ Wakefield. The Scouts will be serving chicken, brisket and sausage from Saturday, Feb. 6th from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 7th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You may dine in or take out! Dinner tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any member of Troop 40 or at the door. Also available at St. Rose will be the Scouts’ famous scrumdillyumptious buttered potatoes and seasoned green beans. For more information, please contact Jim Bentley at 713-825-0081.
The 22nd Annual Garden Oaks Montessori Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6th from 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. This community event is anticipated each year by the community and all of the many friends of Garden Oaks. GOMM PTO loves bringing the community together for free pancakes made by dads, kids’ activities, entertainment and guided tours of the Montessori classrooms on the beautiful campus. The silent auction is not to be missed! 901 Sue Barnett in Garden Oaks.
Correction: Gatlin’s BBQ will not be selling barbecue plates at the Oaks Dads Club cook-off. The Gatlin family has offered to smoke briskets for the club this year, as their contribution to the cook-off and Oaks Dads Club.