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Mission Control

Clear Lake Lunar Rendezvous Festival is dedicated to providing community based support including scholarships for higher education, youth development and educational programs, funding for the arts and historical preservation in the Bay Area Houston/NASA area.

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Kimberly Barker and Lisa Holbrook
2016 Lunar Rendezvous Chairwomen

The Lunar Rendezvous Festival is pleased to announce Kimberly Barker and Lisa Holbrook have been selected to serve as Co-Chairman of the Lunar Rendezvous Festival, "Launching the Next Legacy", celebrating 51 years of commitment to the Clear Lake/NASA area.

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Kimberly and her husband, David, have resided in League City since 1997. The Barkers have been very active in the community. The Barker family became involved in Lunar Rendezvous Festival when each of their sons served as a Lieutenant, Alan in 2007 and Zack in 2008.

Kim has serves on the Board of Directors for Clear Lake Area Panhellenic Association, Crawford-Zbanek Foundation, Interfaith Caring Ministries Foundation, Bay Area Council Boy Scouts of America, and Clear Creek Education Foundation - where she is the current Chairman of the Board. Kim is also very active in Assistance League of the Bay Area, National Assistance League, and National Boy Scouts of America.

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Lisa has been a resident of Clear Lake City since 1986. She is a past PTA President of Armand Bayou Elementary, Space Center Intermediate, Clear Lake High School and the Clear Creek Community Council. At the state level she has served as Region 2 Vice President, Treasurer, Second Vice President, President-Elect and will assume the role of President in February 2016. Lisa has also served at the National PTA level.

In addition to PTA Lisa is involved with Assistance League of the Bay Area, the Bayshore Unit of Parliamentarians, Clear Creek Education Foundation, the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Communities In Schools - Bay Area, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Interfaith Caring Ministries, National Assistance League and the United Way- Bay Area. She also is an active member of University Baptist Church serving in many capacities.

Lisa has two children, Caitlin, a May 2011 graduate of UT-Austin, McCombs School of Business and Travis, a senior at Sam Houston State University.

Kim and Lisa are tremendously honored to be asked to helm the Lunar Rendezvous Festival and look forward to an exciting year.

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Festival History

The Lunar Rendezvous Festival began in 1965 as a 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization formed to preserve the rich history and many accomplishments in the space sciences made in the Bay Area. The first Festival, which took place over two weekends in June of 1966 and included more than two dozen events, was a salute to the space program’s historic 1965 rendezvous of Gemini VI and Gemini VII in space. Since its inception, Lunar Rendezvous has hosted fun and entertaining festivals enjoyable for the entire family. Each year hundreds of volunteers join together to promote charity, celebrate, and honor our community. Festival proceeds are used to maintain the Bay Area Museum, award college scholarships to local students, and fund other non profit programs in our community.