'ONCE IN A BLUE MOON'
There's lots of buzz surrounding bayou park

The Houston Chronicle
Shelby Hodge
October 13, 2005, Thursday 2 STAR EDITION

MY kingdom for a can of Off!" That might have been the crie de coeur for guests at the Buffalo Bayou Partnership "Once in a Blue Moon" benefit last week. The armada of mosquitoes preying on guests who partied on the Sabine Street Bridge at sunset was fierce.

But the cause outweighed the inconvenience, and the 400 guests persevered through the dinner evening chaired by Elizabeth and Brady Carruth.

The outdoor evening celebrated the Sabine to Bagby promenade, the landscaped and lighted 23-acre waterfront park that was easily viewed from the perch on the bridge.

Guests filed into the party tent where civic leader honorees Jack Blanton Sr., Dick Weekley and Ed Wulfe took bows along with government leaders in the spotlight - Mayor Bill White, Art Storey, Mike Talbott and Gary Trietsch.

Junior committee chairs working on the ball were Ashley and Travis Landers and Lizzy and Carter Perrin. Partnership chair Susan Keeton oversaw the event that raised $ 240,000.

Among those celebrating this cornerstone in the city's bayou greenway system were Nancy and Ted Reynolds, Susan and Gene Vaughan, Gayle and Bob Eury, Harriet and Truett Latimer, Courtney and James Robertson and Susan and Dick Stasney.

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