PAWS Gala co-chair Michelle Beckwith, Bryan Parsons, gala co-chair Cynthia McEldowney, Rocio Gonzalez and Randall Pettit, master of ceremonies for the evening. Photo provided by Robyn Bushong
Animal lovers donned their disco duds for the 14th annual Paws Gala, benefiting the Galveston Island Humane Society, on Sept. 27 at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort. In addition to raising much-needed funds for the humane society, the event, themed “Disco Paws: Staying Alive,” featured dinner, open bar, dancing to the sounds of Level One and a live auction. GIHS paid tribute to Gene Hornstein, who, in addition to being a 19-year volunteer to the organization, also has held numerous offices, including treasurer and board member.
The Doyle family with COM Foundation Executive Director Mary Ann Amelang, far left, and COM President Beth Lewis, second from left.
In a record-breaking gala Sept. 19 at Tuscan Courtyard in Texas City, the College of the Mainland Foundation grossed more than $102,000 to help students reach their career and educational goals. The Doyle family also was honored at the Beacon of Hope gala for their service to the community and commitment to education. Photos provided by College of the Mainland.
Gina Spagnola, president of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce and executive producer of the Miss Galveston pageant; Miss Galveston Jacqueline Davis; Miss Galveston’s Outstanding Teen Olivia Danielle Mallard; Blaire Pancake, Miss Tennessee 2006 and executive director of the pageant; and Erin Kay, director of marketing, public relations and membership development for the Galveston Chamber of Commerce.
Jacqueline Davis was named Miss Galveston and Olivia Danielle Mallard was named Miss Galveston’s Outstanding Teen at the Miss Galveston pageant Oct. 4 at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. The pageant was revived to coincide with the 175th anniversary of the city of Galveston. The winners of each pageant will compete in the Miss Texas and Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen pageants — the preliminaries to the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageants. Photos provided by Gina Spagnola
Congressman Randy Weber, wife Brenda, Patricia Grady and Judge John Grady.
The Galveston Republican Women held a fundraiser Oct. 3 at the Hotel Galvez in Galveston. State and local government officials, business leaders and members of the community came out to support the organization. Included in the western-themed event was a barbecue buffet with all the trimmings, a live auction and plenty of two steppin’ action.
Schelli Gondesen, Emma Gondesen, Max Gondesen, Judy Slocumb, Jennifer Tucker and Eric Slocumb.
Denim & Diamonds was this year’s theme at the 14th annual Independence Village Gala on Sept. 27 at the Doyle Convention Center in Texas City. The gala featured dinner and dancing with the Pee Wee Bowen Band, a silent auction and gave attendees the opportunity to support Texas City’s assisted living facility for adults with disabilities.
Melony Abbott, from left, Rachel Lewis, Kathy Chewning and Carrie Farrar enjoy cocktail hour Aug. 7 at the Texas City Museum before attending the “Dancing with the Stars” event at the Showboat Pavilion.
The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce sponsored an action-packed evening Aug. 7 on Sixth Street beginning at the Texas City Museum for a cocktail hour, followed by a tribute to Roy and Sharon Jones and Jane Baucum. “Dancing with the Stars” took place at the Showboat Pavilion across the street from the museum.
Linn Fallon, from left, Sydney Greenwalt and Kathryn McClure attend the Galveston Art League’s 100th anniversary gala June 28 at the San Luis Convention Center.
The Galveston Art League commemorated 100 years on the island with a gala June 28 at the San Luis Convention Center. The evening’s festivities included dinner, drinks, live music and silent auction. Master of Ceremonies was KPRC-TV’s chief meteorologist Frank Billingsley.