Rock n Roll Birthday Bash with the Mayor & A Night of Music!
Society with Ruchi
Our very friendly and “Rock Star” Mayor of Houston Annise Parker turned 55 last Tuesday May 17 and the celebration is on! The Continental Club on Main Street, Downtown, Houston was bustling with party fervor on Saturday May 21, 2011. Everything was set for the perfect birthday party. Cake, food, music and a theme that will bring smile to Parker… ‘Re-Elect Mayor Annise Parker’.
The Indian American community had already celebrated her birthday ‘desi style’ with an exclusive set of guests at the home of Bobby and Jasmeeta Singh on Sunday May 15, 2011 followed with a chocolate cake, punjabi food and a birthday song.
In an exclusive conversation with the ‘birthday girl’ she expressed her love for the Indian community. “It was absolutely a lot of fun and sweet of Bobby and Jasmeeta to host a party,” says Annise Parker. She also said “the campaign had to really persuade me to announce my age.” The event was hosted by her campaign and generous donors. The Indo American Political Action Committee President Mini Timaraju very fondly introduced the Mayor that evening giving her the title ‘Our Rock n Roll Mayor’.
At the Continental Club, Parker definitely kept up to the title, she mixed and mingled with the crowd just like any regular birthday gal and danced to the tunes of The MOB, the Rice University Marching Owl Band.
In her speech to the party goers she expressed her love for the city of Houston and how inspite of all the economic ups and downs, this multicultural city was thriving. “I love my job and the city, Houstonians are the most amazing philanthropists and I will be re-elected,” she concluded.
Hotelier and prominent Indian American Hasu Patel presented a hand made birthday card by his daughter. Several such gestures kept the party going!
Meanwhile at the Stafford Center, The Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra presented its 19th season with favorite themes from the world’s greatest movies. The concert had something for everyone as it ranged from drama to horror, this performance filled the appetite for music lovers and movie goers as they got their music from all cinematic genres.
The concert started off with the all time favorite ‘Star Wars’ title music followed by the James Bond classic tune.
The 900 plus audience enjoyed this Night At The Movies Musical Concert along with the Mayor of Stafford Leonard Scarcella who participated in auctioning of the Baton for a thousand dollars, that will help the FBSO serve its purpose to create and maintain a non-profit community musical ensemble that offers qualified instrumentalists an opportunity to perform symphonic music.
The next upcoming event will be on the July 4th weekend. For more information http://www.fbso.org/home.html.
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