Bayou Preservation Association hosts gala
The Bayou Preservation Association is hosting an Asian-themed gala, Funk Shui on Oct. 7. Tickets are currently on sale for the outdoor event at the Tanglewood-area home of Brian James.
Guests will can get an up-close and personal" view of Buffalo Bayou, Houston's longest waterway, as well as tour the contemporary home.
Funds raised at Funk Shui will go to support the preservation, restoration and conservation of all the waterways that crisscross the Houston area.
Funk Shui is helmed by six co-chairs, including Jamie Mize and Dan Tidwell, co-founders of Treebeards restaurant; Cindy Bishop owner of Cindy Bishop Productions; John Gaston, attorney and partner with Gaston, Hemingway and Thanheiser; Minnette Boesel, mayor's assistant for Cultural Affairs and Peter Boesel, a Realtor with Heritage Texas Properties. The event is hosted James, a technology executive and consultant.
We have such a diverse and creative group of co-chairs this year who are bringing a lot of energy and ideas to bear," says Kathy Lord, Bayou Preservation Association executive director. Host Brian James is so generous in opening up his home both inside and outdoors for guests to enjoy. The Bayou Preservation Association is also very grateful to all of our financial supporters. Funk Shui will be a wonderful mix of professionals from all age groups, mingling in an idyllic setting."
The event will feature the music of McLemore Avenue and is scheduled to be catered by Gigi's Asian Bistro & Dumpling Bare. Tickets begin at $200 per person. Underwriting opportunities start at $2,500. For ticket information, contact Jennifer Hawkins at 713-206-5505.
BPA was born out of the activism of a group of homeowners along Buffalo Bayou who learned of a plan by the Army Corps of Engineers to dredge and straighten the bayou.
In 1966, businessman and concerned resident George
Mitchell and civic leader Terry Hershey sought the help of then-Congressman George H.W. Bush, who was able to get the federal funding for the proposed project withdrawn. Thus was formed the Buffalo Bayou Preservation Association, which later changed its name to the Bayou Preservation Association.
BPA's mission is to protect and restore the richness and diversity of our waterways through activism, advocacy, collaboration and education."
For information, visit www.bayoupreservation.org.