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Houston’s Picnic Party

Green Gala Raises $325,000 in the Most Relaxed Way

BY // 02.14.17
photography Jenny Antill Clifton

What: Memorial Park Conservancy‘s “Green Gala”

Where: The Forest Club

PC Moment: Oh, what fun it was with wicker picnic baskets in hand, the 350 guests perused the al fresco party space where food stations beckoned with a Southern comfort menu including fried chicken, braised short ribs, all manner of sides and late-night brandy freezes. The evening celebrating the one-year anniversary of the conservancy’s assuming day-to-day management of Memorial Park honored Stephanie and Brad Tucker. Also taking bows was David Doherty, the Ima Hogg Volunteer of the Year.

The casual affair— think red checked tablecloths, strings of overhead lights and mason jars — raised $325,000 for the conservancy.

Who: Chairs Carmen Knapp and Kit Detering, plus Judy and Charles Tate, Sam and Lainey Seidel, Tammy and Steve Jenkins, Nancy and Butch Abendshein, Isla and Tommy Reckling, Mary and Paul Jornayvaz, Christiana and Luke McConn, Christine and Mark Laborde, Julie and Markley Crosswell and Mary and John Craddock.

Holiday Gifting

  • Bond No 9 - Perfume
  • Bond No 9 - Candle
  • Oscar De La Renta - Earrings
  • Cle Du Peau - Nail Polish
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Loeffler Randall - Clutch
  • Nocturne Studio
  • Casa di Lino
  • Loeffler Randall - Shoes
  • Oscar De La Renta - Clutch
  • Cle Du Peau - Lip Gloss
  • Mariquite Masterson

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