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Scene in the Woodlands, Whitney Montgomery August 2017

Email: whitney@gmont.com

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Dear Readers,

I can’t believe how fast summer is flying by! I hope everyone is taking in every moment. My family made a fun “to-do” list of things we wanted to experience this summer. I was thankful someone added in “lazy days at home” because those are my favorite! I have grown up in The Woodlands area since 1980, and summer days are some of my favorite memories. It has been so fascinating to watch The Woodlands grow and change so much over the years. We are blessed to live in this community. In the remaining weeks of summer, please consider taking advantage of all our fabulous hotel/resorts, pools, golf courses, and many fun indoor activity centers.

The hot summer hasn’t stopped you from joining in on giving back through all the charity events that continue to inspire me. One of my favorites was hosted by Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands, “A Pet-Riotic Day Out” benefiting Montgomery County Animal Shelter, Westie and Scottie Rescue of Houston, and the Houston Animal Rescue Team.

I will continue to be out and about this month, so you too can be “Scene in The Woodlands!” Keep me posted on your upcoming events! I LOVE to hear from you! If you would like to send high resolution photos from your events, please email them original size (with names attached) to whitney@gmont.com.

Be the Change,



Red, Hot And Blue Festival!

The community came together to celebrate freedom at The Woodlands 20th Annual Red, Hot, and Blue Festival with vendor booths, great food, children’s activities and entertainment on multiple stages at Town Green Park and Waterway Square. The event ended with one of the largest fireworks displays in the Greater Houston area with 20+ minute Fireworks Extravaganza over The Woodlands Town Center.

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1) Klockwork Band

2) Cho’s TKD demonstration of kicks

3) Laura Vandyck, Emily Vandyck, Megan Doty, Pam Doty (National Charity League volunteers)

4) Fun for Kids Art with Emily

5) Andrea Moreno, Johana Garcia, Kevin Ibarra, Tiffany Ibarra, Miriam Macias, and Erika Quevedo

6) Aileen Eseobedo, Marcus Jones, Megan Lisiaco, and Ingrid Kegel

7) David Thorpe, Sarah Thorpe, Drew Freeman, Amanda Sanders, and Mandy LeJeune with Presenting Sponsor Chi St Luke’s Hospital

8) Kayla Crowder, Juliette Crowder, and Kaleb Crowder with Tikiz

9) Maddy Kari, Alie Watson, and Meagan Bramlage


Tea On The Lawn

The 9th Annual Tea on the Lawn marked New Danville’s 13th year serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Tea on the Lawn spring luncheon was created to raise awareness and vital funds for the New Danville community’s Life Enrichment and JOBS programs. Keeping with tradition, guests wore their finest hats while browsing through New Danville’s Marketplace which features its clients’ unique hand-crafted products. All products are produced and packaged at New Danville. This year’s guest speaker was Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino, who delivered a heartwarming message. For more information on the community, visit newdanville.org.


1) Silver Star Singers from New Danville

2) Event Chair Kristin Blanchard, Amanda DeGeer, and Karri Evans

3) Bob Milner, Teresa Milner, and Kathy Sanders

4) Presenting sponsor, Richie’s Pharmacy

5) Natalie Noack

6) Actress and guest speaker Mira Sorvino also observed the tradition of wearing a pretty hat

7) Judge Wayne Mack


Couture For A Cause

The American Cancer Society held its 2nd annual Couture for a Cause of Mont­gomery County. There was a mix of high fashion with 1920’s flair and the extravagance of The Great Gatsby!  Guests enjoyed cocktails, delicious bites from local eateries, plenty of ‘20s entertainment, a silent auction, and a fashion show featuring models, all of whom are local cancer survivors. The American Cancer Society has a mission to eliminate cancer by helping fund ground-breaking research, in addition to supporting acclaimed patient programs and services for cancer patients and their families.  The goal is to save more lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against cancer.

Photo credit: M. Coons Photography

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1) Alexis Acosta, Denella McCormick, Sarah Stibitz

2) Linda Ezernack, Shawn Ezernack, Shane Rodarte, Kandas Rodarte

3) Doug Schroeder, Karen Lara

4) Tomi Phillips

5) Emily Cole

6) Kema Ward-Hopper

7) Atom Smasher and Melissa Wilson

8) Karen Lara

9) John Wood and Amanda Beard


“Mr. Wonderful – It Suits You” Pageant For Boys And Men

We See Abilities partnered with The Woodlands Young Entrepreneurs Network (TWYEN) to present “Mr. Wonderful – ‘It Suits You!'” The June 24 event was held in Hughes Landing in the beautiful amphitheater. This event made a positive impact by presenting the first and only pageant for special needs boys and men. Participants, ranging in age from 18 months to adults, definitely “WOW”ed the crowd with their best stuff in hopes to be crowned “Mr. Wonderful.” Participants had three categories available — Talent (optional); Sportswear; and Suits (whatever “suits” you!) This event complemented the “Ms. Amazing” pageant for special needs girls, “Celebrating Abilities Since 2007.” Based in The Woodlands area, We See Abilities is a nonprofit organization that builds confidence by highlighting the abilities of people who are intellectually disabled through the joy of sports and community activities. For more information visit weseeabilities.org.

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1) Billyssia Pierce (Bee Fit Foods) and April Roberts

2) Ross Flurry and Evan Blair (co-founders of TWYEN)

3) Shane Rankin and Jeannie Ortiz

4) Haley Keifer interviewing Tom Hood with BMW the Woodlands

5) Whitney Montgomery, Kendrick Skipper, Karen Johnson, Billyssia Pierce, April Roberts, Tina Chandler, Cely Rivera, and Carl Ducena

6) Guests welcoming the contestants in the Mr. Wonderful pageant

7) Mr. Wonderful contestants taking the stage

8) Mythiquer Pickett and former NBA Houston Rocket, Robert Reid

9) The judges panel



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