The 51st Annual Lunar Rendezvous Festival began “Launching the Next Legacy” April 10 at a big Kickoff Party in the University of Houston-Clear Lake Bayou Building, Atrium II.
Kick-Off Co-Chairmen Tisa Foster and Stacy Fisher coordinated this annual event and each event chairman decorated tables highlighting the various festival events. Representatives from Kendra Scott, Baybrook were present and held a trunk show for attendees, donating 20 percent of the proceeds back to the festival. Refreshments were provided by HEB, Zoyo’s Neighborhood Yogurt, Shrimp ‘N Stuff, and Double Dave’s Pizzaworks League City.
The program began with a welcome from 2016 Lunar Rendezvous Festival Co-Chairmen Kim Barker and Lisa Holbrook, followed by a few words from Board of Directors’ Chairman Michael Landolt and Advisory Board Chairman Terri Dieste, after which Royal Court Chairman Melanie Lovuola introduced 2016 Queen Mariska Mes, Queen Alternate Jessica-Michelle Monette, and Captain Joey Corrao, followed by the introductions of the little ladies in waiting, pages and the 65 princesses and lieutenants
The 2015 Festival King Jerry Ross introduced Kevin Duke, general manager of The Fitness Center at South Shore Harbor, as the 2016 Lunar Rendezvous King. The new king, who has long played a key role in the festival, has been a part of the Clear Lake area since the age of six, growing up in Clear Lake Forest where his mother still resides in the same house. He attended Ed White Elementary, Seabrook Intermediate and Clear Lake High School.