2017's Hats in the Park luncheon, chaired by Stephanie Cockrell, Marita Fairbanks and Lisa Holthouse, will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 and will honor Cece Fowler and Judy Nyquist for their outstanding work on the Conservancy's Centennial Art in the Park campaign.
Chairs: Blakely Griggs, Joella Mach and Michelle Foutch
Honoring: Linda Hunsaker
On March 8, the McGovern Centennial Gardens and Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion filled with more than 425 guests adorning their springtime best. Despite inclement weather, guests sipped champagne and gathered for lunch on the Centennial Green located within the pristine McGovern Centennial Gardens. Thanks to the hard work of co-chairs Michelle Foutch, Blakely Griggs and Joella Mach, Hats in the Park raised nearly $350,000 which will benefit Hermann Park Conservancy’s mission to improve and protect Hermann Park. The event honored longtime Park advocate and civic leader, Linda Hunsaker, for her dedicated service of more than ten years on Hermann Park Conservancy’s board of directors and various board committees.
A short program, led by Conservancy board chair Danny David, highlighted the remarkable achievements of the Conservancy. Conservancy president, Doreen Stoller, then presented a Monterrey Oak to be planted in the Park in honor of Mrs. Hunsaker. Chairs Michelle Foutch, Blakely Griggs and Joella Mach, honoree Linda Hunsaker, and Mayor Sylvester Turner also all shared heartfelt stories about the Park and its significance to the City of Houston.
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the luncheon.
Click here to read a Houston Chronicle article about Hats in the Park.
Click here to read a CultureMap article.