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The Rachel Zientek Big Top Fundraiser & BBQ

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On August 7th, the Kingwood/Humble community will join together with hundreds of others to help assist the family of 16-yr-old Rachel Zientek, with their mounting medical expenses as she fights to recover from a fiery plane crash in Alaska that has left her with burns on a large percentage of her body and other very serious injuries.

Her father, Officer Mike Zientek, has taking time off as a Houston police officer (who serves Kingwood/Forest Cove) to be with Rachel in Seattle, where she was in serious condition at the burn intensive care unit of Harborview Medical Center. She was moved to Houston this past week where she will likely remain in the hospital for two to three months, and undergo in-patient rehabilitation.

Our goal for THE RACHEL ZIENTEK BIG TOP FUND RAISER & BBQ is to raise at least $10,000 at this 6 hour event, which represents less than $0.50 per resident in Humble and Kingwood. Please help us reach that goal with your support.

Donate in kind items- Sponsor a booth ($50) –make an underwriting donation by July 31st.If you wish, you may mail all or part of your payment amount today or, one of our 9 Community volunteers’) will be happy to pick up your check, cash or donation, from your place of business.

This event is sponsored by The Itty Bitty Charity Committee (Event Sponsor); The Tribune Newspapers (Media Sponsor), Thunder Show Band and The James Garner Band & Billy Ray (Entertainment Sponsor), and EGA Printing (Printing Sponsor)

Additional Sponsors, Supporters and Donors

  • Porter Fire Dept & Ladies Auxiliary - Dunking Booth
  • Kevin and Robin O'Toole - Silent Auction
  • Donna Ballard / Ballard's Pest Control Ring Toss (Sodas) Booth Suckers (Candy) booth and Cake Walk Sponsor
  • Sysco Foods, Alspaugh’s Ace Hardware & Sullivan's Automotive Paint & Body - BBQ Sponsors
  • Kingwood Tea Party Society - Tea Bag Toss
  • Edward Jones (Jonathan Blakelock/Amy Griffin) - Putting Booth
  • AMI- BEAT THE HEAT tent sponsor
  • Robin O'Toole-Silent Auction/Raffle Chair
  • Rick and Dorothy Alspaugh, Houston Fire Dept Sponsor Entertainment Tent,
  • O'Donnell Interior Improvements-face painting booth

SUPPORTERS ;Kingwood Rotary ·Café du Bois ·AMI ·Marine Enforcement Div., Mounted Patrol and the SWAT Team, ·HPOU (Houston Police Officers Union) ·Abe Willis/Valance Operating Co. ·Main Street Bank ·Lions Club ·Brian Danneman - Custom Management Co. ·Rolly & Pam McNair ·Marshall & Tina Settegast ·Mr. & Mrs. Howard Daniels ·Norma O'Donnell - O'Donnell Distributing ·Marie Halvatsis ·Kroger in Kingwood ·Ms. Mabel Floyd


  • TCPA
  • Lake Houston YMCA
  • Mike Lawler - Lawler's Cheesecakes,
  • Shannon Wyckoff
  • Terri and Leah Pyles
  • Jeff Heuer-Photography
  • Philippe Cras/Homewood Suites


  • USANA Health Sciences/ Karen Boughton
  • Cici's Pizza of Kingwood
  • State Inspection Of Kingwood
  • Kingwood Tire & Auto
  • Massage Envy
  • John Sorrentino - Astros Baseball Club
  • Starplex Cinema (Ted Mandel)
  • Strikemaster Bowling League
  • Homestead Inspection Group
  • Ballard's Pest Control
  • Venus Tan & Spa-Humble
  • La Madeleine in The Woodlands
  • The Mane Event (hair salon) Humble

Mail your monetary support of THE RACHEL ZIENTEK BIG TOP FUND RAISER & BBQ : C/O The Itty Bitty Charity Committee, P. O. Box 6915, Kingwood, TX 77325: Please make your check payable to: A Grand Affair - Rachel Zientek Fund. For more information email gwendolync (at) suddenlink.net . Or call (713) 515-3848.

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Karen Boughton

The Kingwood Connection
is a publication of:

Legacy Marketing Services
P.O. Box 5985
Kingwood, TX 77325

(281) 305-9157


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