This Week in Houston’s Buzz: 35th Annual Best Dressed Luncheon & Neiman Marcus Fashion Show and More!

35th Annual Best Dressed Luncheon & Neiman Marcus Fashion Show

                                                2017 Honorees on stage

The 35th Annual Houston Chronicle Best Dressed Luncheon & Neiman Marcus Fashion Show Presentation benefiting the March of Dimes was recently held on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at the Marriott Marquis Houston Hotel in Downtown Houston, Texas. The 2017 honorees include Carrie Brandsberg-Dahl, Mary D’Andrea, Carolyn Dorros, CleRenda McGrady, Sneha Merchant and Jessica Rossman. The 2017 Hall of Fame honorees include Jane Arnoldy, Gina Gaston-Elie, Lisa Holthouse and Carol Linn.

                                           Mrs. Texas 2007 Kym Jackson

                                                               Claire Thielke

                                                                  Lynn Wyatt

                                                            Regina Jackson

      Lester and Sue Smith, University of Houston President Renu Khator


The Woodlands Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Hosts & Participates in Mock Trial at the Harris County Courthouse

The Woodlands Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Mock Trial Participants

The Woodlands Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. recently hosted and participated in a mock trial at the Harris County Courthouse in Houston, Texas for the Jack and Jill of America National Legislative Initiative. The mock trial experience was recently held on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Harris County Courthouse in Downtown Houston, Texas. Harris County Judges Hall, Franklin, Phillips, and Powell welcomed everyone to their chambers and permitted us access to their courtroom for the mock trial experience. The mock trial experience included a guided tour of the Harris County Courthouse. Participants were able to see the jury room, judges chambers, and get an overview of the constitution rooms. The “I’m Just a Bill” video from Schoolhouse Rock played to explain the legislative branch as well. Certificates to each child were signed and given by The Honorable Judges congratulating them for participating in a mock trial experience as well as some other goodies that the participants absolutely loved.

                   Dawn and Chauncey Jones with children Chase and Ava

                Harris County Judges Phillips, Hall, Powell and Franklin


National Council of Negro Women Elease Knight Section

                            Service Project Participants and Attendees

The National Council of Negro Women (Elease Knight Section) recently presented The Star of Hope Women and Family Shelter with pillows on March 25, 2017.  Dr. Brenda Meloncon (Chapter President) explained that this service project was near and dear to her heart and appreciates the entire chapter for their full participation and cooperation. The National Council of Negro Women’s mission is to lead, develop and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. They fulfill their mission through research, advocacy and national and community-based health, education and economic empowerment services and programs in the United States and Africa.