Friends of West U honors star citizens, friends
The city of West University Place hosted the 2019 Star Citizens Awards and Friends Appreciation Luncheon on May 8.
The awards recipients were the 2017 and 2018 Fathers & Flashlights Chairs Alison and Gary Moorhead; Julia and Carl Williams; and Mitra and Josh Woody. The two events raised $178,000 cumulatively. Recipients also included the 2019 Park Lovers’ Ball Chairs Jennifer and Scott Allison, Megan and Brian Cushing, Stephanie and Ryan Fleck and Caroline and Kevin Walter. The annual gala raised $200,000 for West U parks.
Outgoing Mayor Susan Sample presented the awards to the proud recipients. Mayor Pro Tem Mardi Turner and City Manager Dave Beach also attended the awards luncheon at El Meson in Rice Village as well as Susan White, Parks and Recreation Director, Donna LaMond, Executive Director of Friends, Sami Morrison, Friends Chair and members of the Friends Board.