Keller Williams kicked off the rodeo season with their Let’s Rodeo Concert at Kings Harbor last Friday night. Pitt’s & Spitt’s started the fun at 6:30 p.m. by serving up their famous barbecue out of their trailer parked on the Harbor Plaza. Kingwood resident Berry Madden of Pitt’s & Spitt’s led the cooking crew which included everyone’s favorite hardware man Rick Alspaugh, who got into the act flipping burgers.
Madden, wearing his USO shirt, reported that he is looking forward to his next gig: bringing his smokers to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for Salute the Troops Day on March 10. He plans to feed the troops from Fort Hood, several four star generals and a couple of former presidents named George Bush. (He mentioned that there’s a pretty good chance that our current president may show up too!).
The barbecue sold out early, but the entertainment lasted to past 10 o’clock. The band 8 Seconds got the crowd in a rodeo mood with songs such as the Cowboy Rides Away and Mustang Sally.
When they played Sweet Home Alabama, Ben Schielack and his students from Dance Country Arts Ballroom showed everyone how to line dance. At the band’s breaks, they practiced line dance moves with their own tunes, adding some Two Step, Polka and Cha Cha moves to the repertoire. (Do you know why you shouldn’t wear cowboy boots to dance on concrete?)
Keller Williams Realty Northeast Team Leader Buddy Wall was the emcee for the evening. He introduced the charity guest: Society St. Stephen, an outreach agency that helps needy families in the Humble, New Caney and Splendora school districts. SOSS Director Lynn Harper and Jim Rutherford were on hand to talk about their upcoming fundraiser – a tennis tournament at the Kingwood Country Club on May 11. They are looking for sponsors and players. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. They also raffled off a pair of tickets to Brooks & Dunn’s farewell concert at the Houston Rodeo. The highly-sought-after tickets were graciously donated by Kimberly Majerus and Amy Bennett and won by John Buckingham.
Mark your calendars for the next Keller Williams concert on March 19. The 5th Avenue Band Trio will return to the Harbor to celebrate Spring Break with songs from the ‘40s to today.
Photos by Aspen Leaf Photography.