Brad & Annie Mills, Denton & Sarah Ragland
Debbie Lapin, Tom Koch, Terry Leavitt, Patricia Ritter King
Artist Ely German
Jerry & Linda Rubenstein
Marcelo Saenz, Adrian Dueñas
Mark & Judy Mucasey, Sunni & Gary Markowitz
Mayor Andrew Friedberg & Jennifer Friedberg
Donnie & Andrea Blanton
What: “Dining by Fireflies” Evelyn’s Park preview
Where: Evelyn’s Park in Bellaire
PC Moment: More than 300 turned out for an exclusive first look at the five-acre urban park, which was made possible in large part through community support. For this special evening, Jamie and Dalia Zelko of The Ivy & James at the new Evelyn Park cooked up a progressive dinner that kept guests moving through the park’s various named areas including the Great Oak Trees, the Event Space, and the Great Lawn.
Basking in the praise for the new Bellaire green space were Evelyn’s Park Conservancy board president Patricia King-Ritter, executive director Denton Ragland, and the event’s chairs Deborah and Brad Sondock. ABC Channel 13’s Tom Koch emceed the festivities that included performances by Divisi Strings Amp’d and the Texas Turbines and an on-site painting of the park by local artist Ely German.
Few could have been more pleased with the new park than the Rubenstein family, which purchased the property from Teas Nursery and donated it back to the City of Bellaire. Many family members were present including Keith Rubenstein, Linda and Jerry Rubenstein, and Rikki and Bo Rubenstein.
The fun included an “Alice in Wonderland Tea Party” dessert scape by Bobby Jucker of Three Brothers Bakery.
Who: Bellaire Mayor Andrew Friedberg and wife Jennifer, Debbie Lapin, Greg Davis, Sheryl and Ernie Rapp, Karen and Buster Freedman, Ester and Doug Freedman, Judge Pam Derbyshire, Gisela and Dr. Igor Cherches, Mary and David Montague, Diane and Pat McLaughlan and Pamela and Gus Pappas.