April 2017 Exclamation Points

Lara Bell

I have been dreaming about this cover for a while and am so excited that Lester and Sue Smith granted me the opportunity to share their story. You may have seen their names on buildings throughout Houston or heard of their philanthropic work or even their notorious ballroom dancing, but underneath all of that lies a couple with a deep love for each other and their community.

Spring brings us a variety of fabulous community events and activities. The Shop With Heart Card is gearing up this month, and absolutely! Memorial Magazine is a proud media sponsor. This spring shopping and dining discount card fundraiser benefits the American Heart Association and is the perfect way to treat yourself while helping others!

Also in this issue, Andrew Hollan brings us Kinkaid graduate Lizzie Buza Devlin in Where Are They Now? on page 22. Read all about what set her apart and made this athlete his choice this month.

With Easter on April 16th, Christi Smith shares a personal faith story on fasting and what she has learned through this discipline. Beginning on page 24, learn about some of our area’s Easter services.  Have a blessed Easter!

Absolutely! yours,

Lara Bell-Milam