By Mary Alys Cherry
Lunar Rendezvous kicked off its 49th annual festival with Kick-Off Chairman Tricia Totten and Co-Chairman Susan Huston introducing the theme, “Odysseys in Orbit” in the University of Houston-Clear Lake Bayou Building’s Atrium I.
Board of Directors Chairman Michael Landolt, Festival General Chairman Lea S. Bodie and Advisory Board Chairman Mike Reeves welcomed the crowd and offered a brief history of the festival before introducing the 2014 Lunar Rendezvous Queen Sydney Schroder, Queen Alternate Ashton Reason and Festival Captain Grant McGough.
One of the highlights of the program was the official introduction and presentation of the little ladies-in-waiting and pages, followed by the official presentation of the 58 Lunar Rendezvous princesses and 14 lieutenants.
Dr. Greg Smith, the 2013 Lunar Rendezvous King, provided another highlight when he introduced Jerry Foyt, general manager of Lexus of Clear Lake, as the 2014 Lunar Rendezvous King.
Those attending also were offered a chance to sign up as a volunteer for any of the various festival events, which were showcased at the gathering.
Included were the Tennis Tournament at South Shore Harbour Fitness Center, April 25-27; Spa Night at Bay Oaks Country Club, May 8; Golf Tournament at Bay Oaks Country Club, May 12; Family Fun Night at Putt-Putt Funhouse, June 12; Dining Event at Di Amici, June 19; Sponsor Appreciation Night at Lewis Jewelers, June 25; Honeywell Fun Run at Space Center Houston, July 19; Sunset Service at University Baptist Church, July 20; Fashion Show at the San Luis Convention Center Ballroom, July 22; and the Coronation Ball at the San Luis Convention Center Ballroom, July 26.