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Scene in the Woodlands, Whitney Montgomery January 2018

Email: whitney@gmont.com

EMAIL: editor@lifestyles-magazines.com
Dear Readers,

 Happy New Year!!!!! Last year was an exciting year in so many ways. From hurricane Harvey, to a World Series win, and then ending with a white Christmas, well, at least close to Christmas! It had been a long time since we had seen snow here in The Woodlands. I loved seeing all the excitement. This is how I hope we all start out the new year – excited!!!! 

The start of a new year brings with it so many new opportunities. I truly believe everyone should start the year by thinking about what you want to accomplish both in the short term and long term. What are your goals? They may be personal, business, physical, or even financial goals – write them down and put them somewhere that you can see them daily. Don’t lose your excitement! Find what motivates you and let it be your driving force. Live everyday to reach for your dreams and inspire others.  

Don’t miss this year’s 32nd Annual Taste of the Town on Thursday, Jan. 18 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. If you have never been, plan on a fabulous night full of mouth-watering food and drinks. You will not be disappointed!

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 photos from your events, please email them to whitney@gmont.com. Please be sure to send photos original size (do not reduce for email) and include the names of all people.

Be a Blessing, 



9th Annual HOPE Under The Stars

The 9th Annual HOPE Under the Stars gala was held Oct. 14 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. This event raises funds for research to save Will Herndon, a 14-year-old boy battling juvenile Batten disease — a fatal brain disease. More than 900 guests enjoyed dinner, auctions, and entertainment. Highlighted by a personal message from Will’s parents, Missy Kemp Herndon and Wayne Herndon, the evening is a celebration of HOPE for a family that never takes NO for an answer. Since 2009, Will has been fighting a terminal illness that doctors said had no treatment or cure. Missy and Wayne, combined with the love and support of an entire community, have held dozens of fundraisers to support ground-breaking research at the Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital. These researchers have made a medical breakthrough in the treatment of juvenile Batten disease. This year the community raised $622, 943 at the event and continues to come together to save Will. For more information, visit willherndon.org.

Photo Credit: Jen McDonald

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1) The HOPE Girls

2) Carey Bell

3) Nicole Murphy and Deann Guidry

4) Jacqueline Hupe, Shea Laney, and Julie Comeaux

5) Elvira Graham and Jen McDonald

6) Julie Comeaux and Michelle Hewgley

7) Rich and Alison Henderson

8) Lindy and  Kirk Johnson

9) Wayne Herndon, Congressman Kevin Brady, Cathy Brady, and Missy Herndon

10) Bryan Frenchak, Marina Silver Frenchak, and Missy Herndon

11) Wayne Herndon, Will Herndon, and Will Murphy



YMCA’s Run Thru The Woods

A local Thanksgiving morning tradition, YMCA Run Thru the Woods, presented by Entergy, has supported local nonprofits with the goal of strengthening The Woodlands, Spring and Oak Ridge communities for 28 years. The event brings thousands of community members together for entertainment and run/walks designed for all ages. Every dollar raised is an investment in our community. Net proceeds benefit local nonprofits and their missions:  The Woodlands Family YMCA Annual Campaign, Operation Prom/Graduation, Conroe ISD AFJROTC, Education Outreach Program at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands Kiwanis Key Club and Can-n-Keys, and Christian Food Bank. For more information, please call 281-367-9622 or visit runthruthewoods.org.

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1) The Medellin family

2) Blake Harra, Dylan Semmelrock, Wyatt Hancock, Jonathon Stewart with Junior ROTC

3) Lauren Hall, Robin Whitmore, Kelly Clifford, Carly Clifford, and Lynn Clifford

4) Peggy Yetman, Samantha McClellan, Katelynn Ashmore, and Diane Woodruff

5) Cadie Darnell, Carla Darnell, and Carli Darnell

6) Michelle Broll and Erin Spurlin

7) Dr. John Fackler with Methodist Hospital The Woodlands

8) Cady Montgomery, Mary Dillard, and Jadyn Montgomery



Junior League Holiday Market Preview Party

Junior League of The Woodlands, (JLTW) presented the 14th Annual Junior League Holiday Market which kicked off with the fabulous Preview Party on Nov. 17. The event was held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center and
featured over 100 unique merchants from across the country. The VIP event and PreviewParty, along with shopping, featured a live band, raffle and cocktail party.

Proceeds from Junior League Holiday Market help JLTW support the organization’s mission and our immediate community through dynamic training and community programs. For more information about JLTW visit jlthewoodlands.org or call 281-376-5754.  Follow on social media through Facebook at Facebook.com/jlthewoodlands or Twitter at Twitter.com/jlthewoodlands.

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1) Missy Herndon, Jen McDonald, and Jessica Kemp

2) Monet Guilbeau and Candi Guilbeau

3) Amy McClellan, Karen Sun, Natalie Fink, Diamond Ngo, and Gabriela Zambrano

4) Natalie Lawrence

5) Megan Shatz and Stefanie Carolla

6) Alicia May, Ann Fry, and Darcy Bass

7) Erin Teshara and Mary-Katherine D’Agostino, co- chairs of the JL Holiday Market

8) Deb Tandy, Presha Carr, Sunshine Smith

9) Bobbi Jo Miller, Audra Simpson, and Polly Hunt

10)  Misty Kroon and Emily Wilcox

11) Ryan Ferguson and Derek Leferink, Houston firefighters

12) Heather Fass and Dr. Tonya Cockril



Boots And Bling Fun*Raiser – The Woodlands Methodist School

The Woodlands Methodist School PEO held its annual Boots and Bling Fun*Raiser on Nov. 3.  It was a huge success! The school is blessed by this community and the families who take the time to ensure that TWMS is supported during its continued growth. Proceeds from this year’s event will provide enhancements to the school’s playground and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) and athletic programs.

The Woodlands Methodist School is a nonprofit 501c3 organization. For more information please visit twmschool.org.

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1) Laura Graham, Melinda Brieger, Tina Stackhouse, Rebecca Schneider

2) Jerri Morrison and Melinda Brieger

3) Kerri and Dr Peter Bigler

4) Jennifer and Steve Wright

5) Renay Cohen and Rebecca Schneider

6) Jennifer and Tim Patton, Dr. Ed Robb, Ann and Jerry Snyder

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