February 21
4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Evelyn’s Park

What better way to kick off rodeo season than with a Texas-style dinner right here in the neighborhood?

“Investing in our community is at the core of The Ivy & James’ mission, so we invite our Bellaire neighbors to support our Bellaire neighbors,” explains Edgardo de la Garza. He and Ivy Zelko, owners, have organized the Bellaire Roundup, benefitting Friends of Down Syndrome (FoDS) and Bellaire’s own J.J. Moore.

The dinner is scheduled for ‪Wed., Feb. 21, from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.‬ at the Evelyn’s Park Conservancy Event Center, next to The Ivy and James, 4480 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire, Texas. Seating is open, so mosey on over whenever it suits your schedule. But, buy your tickets in advance. Limited tickets will be available at the door and will include a surcharge.

Chef John Kim has planned a delightful family-style menu of beef brisket, country roasted potatoes, and borracho baked beans. A vegetarian option will be available. The award-winning Village Bakery from Rice Village will serve a stunning boot-shaped cake for the occasion. The cost for dinner is $25 per guest, or $35 includes two drinks (beer/wine). Cowpokes six and under are free.

100% of ticket sales will support teens and adults with Down syndrome, like J.J. a Bellaire High School graduate and now, student at the FoDS Down Syndrome Academy. The Academy is one of only a handful of institutions in the United States that offers a well-rounded curriculum for teens and adults with Down syndrome. J.J. was in the Academy’s inaugural class four years ago, when there were only 14 students. Now the school serves more than 70 students and continues to grow with the help of the community.

Friends of Down Syndrome:
Contact: Kim Winkelmayer at or ‪650-823-0029‬