Cowboys and senoritas get ready to pony up to the bar with the years BIG PARTY-little auction cantina-style celebration.

We will be having a sizzling good time at Las Ventanas on February 22nd with a big party, featuring The Will Carter Band, delicious food, and of course endless margaritas. The party will be big-but don’t forget about the amazing raffle items, tequila pull and fun group parties to get in on. (There may be another good car in the works.)


Cheers to another fun party where the adults get together, dress up in fun Mexican dresses and cowboy attire,  dance it up, and support our amazing school!


Questions, Comments or Want to Get Involved?

Email Melissa Stowers at

About the 2019 Golden Gala & Auction


On February 2, 2019, the Nottingham Elementary community gathered in 1920s attire to celebrate the school's fiftieth anniversary with their Golden Gala. The Auction Committee began planning in the summer with the intention to elevate the experience of the event. Chairman Melissa Stowers, along with Ashley Rundall and the rest of the committee helped to execute an elaborate and successful event. Months before the event, the committee used social media to promote auction items and gain momentum for the gala. The festivities included auction items with over $80,000 in value, two bands, an auctioneer, a delicious three-course meal, passed hors d'oeuvres, and several bars. Upon entering, guests were greeted with a jazz quartet and a custom signature cocktail: the Bourbon Bowtie. The auction has sixty-five silent auction items, eighteen raffle items, and nine exciting live auction items. Along with a "roaring" good time, the auction committee was proud to announce that over $90,000 was raised for Nottingham Elementary. This included a special new life item of a chocolate Labrador puppy, with alone raised $5,600. This gala was record setting in two categories. Congratulations Nottingham Elementary!



February 22, 2019
Las Ventanas
14555 Grisby Road

Houston, TX 77079
Featuring The Will Carter Band 



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