Jeanette Williams Foundation Celebrates Tenth Anniversary aboard the Spirit of Texas Paddle Boat

The Jeanette Williams Foundation and a host of supporters set sail on the Spirit of Texas Paddleboat at South Shore Harbor Resort, April 28 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.  A pre-cruise champagne staging started at 6:30 p.m. at South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center lobby bar, courtesy of generous supporter, Roy Green, General Manager.

The foundation hosted a tropical theme dinner cruise, docking at 7:00 p.m. at the fuel dock of South Shore Harbour Marina. Catering by Opus Bistro, dancing to the music of Southbound, caricature drawings by Jody and an open bar made for a lively cruise. The children from UTMB cancer ward decorated the boat with their artwork.

The live auction was conducted by Eddie Harper and Chiquita Taylor of Wiredin.  Some of the live auction items included a Utah skiing trip, three day stay at El Presidente Hotel in Cozumel, Mexico, a private sunset cruise around Clear Lake, one week for several guests at the Lakeway Resort in Austin and a Costa Rica travel package.  Raffle items included restaurant and event gift certificates, jewelry, a golf package, spa visits and much more.

We are grateful to our sponsors: Fusion, Inc., Nexen Inc., Pat and Clovis Westbrook, Royal Indulgence, Alex Rodriguez Mercedes Benz, AUTOSOL, Bette Burton, Bonnie Lem, Island Operating Co, Inc., Petro Amigos Supply, Inc., Corsair Investments Inc., Wiredin and Bay Area Houston.

Dianne Troop’s Board of Directors is comprised of Jayne Gillis, Bette Burton, Julie Johnson, Julie Osborn, Mary Ellen Arledge and honorary board members, Bonnie Lem and Era Lee Caldwell.

The Jeanette Williams Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization founded in the memory of Dianne Troop’s mother, Jeanette Williams for the purpose of helping children with these illnesses to have one week of uninterrupted fun and laughter.  “We always want to make a difference in these children’s quality of life” said Troop.  Please visit for more information.

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