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Photos by Mary Alys Cherry

Museum Guild Holiday Open House Chairmen Ava Galt, left, and Jan Larson relax for a minute as they prepare to greet the arriving crowd.

Holiday Open House Committee members who planned the annual Assistance League Christmas party take time out from their work for a photo. They are, from left standing, Melanie Lovuola, Joyce Alderman, Nancy Dionne, Pat Bertelli, Suzanne Stephens; sitting, Jan Tingle and Debbie Huff.

Sara Stewart, right, arrives at the Bay Area Museum Guild Holiday Open House with Ron Karl and his wife, Pat Biddle.

Holiday parties everywhere you look PARTIES GALORE! We work hard all year, and we party hard during the holidays. And, this year was no exception, except for those of us who had respiratory illnesses and had to miss some of the merry making. But that didn’t slow down most. Bay Area Turning Point, the Bay Oaks Women’s Association and the Lakewood Yacht Club Ladies

MARY ALYS CHERRY

Assistance League of the Bay Area members and their guests enjoy their annual Holiday Open House at the Friendswood home of Pat Bertelli, who joined President Brunella Altemus in welcoming the crowd.

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Association got the party started with a round of holiday markets where we could get a little shopping done and get in the holiday spirit. UH-Clear Lake drew one of the first big crowds with its annual holiday reception at Bay Oaks Country Club, where Dr. Bill Staples and his wife, Darlene, greeted a host of community leaders, including State Sen. Larry

Barbara Weitenhagen collects donations for her proposed Polar Plunge (into ice water at South Shore Harbour Resort with the League City Rotary) during Assistance League Holiday Open House. She planned to give 90 percent of the donations she collected to the Assistance League.

Taylor, Houston Deputy Chief of Staff Kippy Caraway and Harris County Tax Assessor Mike Sullivan and dozens more. From there, the party spotlight focused on Interfaith Caring Ministries’ annual Festival of Trees at South Shore Harbour, Toyland Fantasy breakfast for the younger set, and the Bay Area Museum Guild’s

Angie Weinman, Kathleen Courville, Sabine Stromeyer and Anita Fogtman, from left, have fun at the Bay Area Museum Guild Holiday Open House at the museum in Clear Lake Park.

Bay Area Houston Magazine January 2015  

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