ON A CRISP, cool fall night, under twinkling lights, supporters of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership gathered on the historic Sabine Street Bridge to raise money for the continuing revitalization of Buffalo Bayou. It was an exceptionally lovely night for an al fresco affair in Houston.
"On arrival, guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the entry court of The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park," explained a rep for the organization. "They could also tour the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern featuring "Time No Longer," an innovative art installation by Anri Sala. DJ Gracie Chávez and drummer Coffee Guzman provided lively music during cocktail hour."
For dinner, guests moved into a beautiful tent on the bridge for three-course dinner and a program featuring remarks from BBP Board Chair Shawn Cloonan, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and others.
The partnership's work "is vital as Buffalo Bayou Partnership heads eastward, developing trails and green spaces along the waterfront in Greater East End and Fifth Ward," said the rep.
Boldface names in the crowd included BBP President Anne Olson, Guy Hagstette, Soraya and Scott McClelland, Judge Victor Treviño III and State Representative Ana Hernandez.
George and Bonner Ball
Michael Skelly and Anne Whitlock
Tarsha Jackson and Juan Antonio Sorto
Curtis Flowers, Andrea Ashford, Allen and Caroline Douglas
Tom and Donna Theriot, Lisa Helfman, Lee Haverman
Suzanne Richardson and Richard Dawson
Judy Nyquist and Hannah Siegel-Gardner
Vinod Pathrose and Jennifer Nelsen
Anne Olson, Bob Eury, Kris Larson, Kathy Flanagan Payton, Gwen Tillotson
Ileana Treviño, Leigh Smith, Gaynell Floyd Drexler