Business News: February 2008
Businessness in the Community that Support the Community
Houston Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association give a million pounds of fruits and veggies to the Houston Food Bank
GLORIOUS FOOD At a December 5 ceremony at Minute Maid Park, the Houston Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association presented the Houston Food Bank with its annual Gift of Produce, 1 million pounds of fruits and vegetables. Four hundred member agencies serving 18 southeast Texas counties benefited from the year-end contribution.
Since its inception 21 years ago, the Gift of Produce presented by the professional association of produce suppliers has yielded nearly 17 million pounds of food.
Presenting the contribution from the Houston Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association are Gregg Proctor (in photo, on left), 2007 Gift of Produce chairman, and association president Lucious McDaniel (center). Michael Marx (right) is president of the Houston Food Bank board of directors. More info: www.houstonfoodbank.org.
ANTIQUE TIME This month, the Houston Antiques Dealers Association hosts its February 15–17 Semi-Annual Spring Antiques Show & Sale, featuring more than 150 dealers exhibiting antiques, art, and design at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Organizers say the show features “rare, unusual, precious, and bizarre” examples of furniture, paintings, accessories, jewelry, and vintage clothing. Local participating dealers include Bonaparte Antiques, David Lackey Antiques & Art, Golden Chance, and the Country Gentleman.
Michael K. Brown, curator of the Bayou Bend Collection, the American decorative arts wing of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will sign copies of his new book, America’s Treasures at Bayou Bend: Celebrating Fifty Years, on February 15, noon–3 p.m. Details: www.hadaantiques.com.