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Scene in the Woodlands, Whitney Montgomery May 2017

Email: whitney@gmont.com

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Dear Readers,

May is here and it could not be more beautiful!!! I am so thankful for the amazing weather we have had and all the fun events that have taken place over the last several weeks. May is always extra special because of Mother’s Day! I love highlighting moms and their accomplishments. It is absolutely amazing to me to see the strong moms that we have in our community. Such positive examples for kids – not just their own children, but for all of those children that are watching them from the sidelines. For all the mothers out there, take time to celebrate you!!!! I will be praying for strength, wisdom, patience, and hope for each and every one of you.

I am looking forward to some events this month. Mark your calendars:

May 5: Ladies Night Out for MCYS (Waterway Marriott)

May 6: Habitat for Humanity Gala (Waterway Marriott)

May 19: Montgomery County AHA Go Red for Women Luncheon (Waterway Marriott)

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 (do not reduce for email) and include the names of all people to whitney@gmont.com.

Be the Change,


Habitat For Humanity VIP Reception

Supporters and sponsors for the upcoming Habitat for Humanity Gala gathered together at Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands for a pre-celebration reception on Thursday, March 9. The Gala to be held on Saturday, May 6 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott shares the date with the Kentucky Derby, hence the theme, “Run for the Roses…building homes and hope.” LGI Homes will serve as the Presenting Sponsor for the Habitat for Humanity Gala. LGI Homes has been building homes in Montgomery County since 2003. “With their experience, track record of success, and focus on quality craftsmanship, we believe this is the perfect partnership for Habitat,” said Kim Lindley, 2017 Habitat Gala Chair. Habitat for Humanity is a Christian nonprofit organization that provides affordable, sustainable homes to hardworking families and individuals. For more information, please visit habitatmctx.org.

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1) Deborah and Wayne Austin

2) Amanda Poole and Lindsey Whitlock

3) Amy Turner and Sarah Thompson with LGI Homes

4) Doug Hazlett, Cindy Hageman, and Mark Pharo

5) Kaley Balcerak, Macy Maggert, and Kelli Williams

6) Nancy Wagner, Dr. Judith Ragsdale, Ruth Blanco, and Lisa McCarriston

7) Mikel Adams and Jill Garza

8) Tori Wheelan and Amanda Murphy

9) Eric and Denise Lipar, CEO of LGI Homes

10) Jennifer and Jeff Langemeir

11) Nancy and Darrell Schuster



Children’s Safe Harbor Gala

Over 500 sponsors and guests attended this amazing event, “Betting on Courage — Under the Big Top!” on Saturday, April 1 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. This year’s special guest speaker was childhood sexual assault survivor Erin Merryn, who is an author, activist, speaker, wife, mother, and the force behind Erin’s Law, which requires sexual abuse prevention education in schools in 26 states to date. She is the feature in the TLC documentary Breaking the Silence and author of Stolen Innocence, Living For Today, and An Unimaginable Act. Merryn was named Woman of The Year by Glamour magazine in 2012 and has been named by People magazine as a HEROES Among Us and one of 15 women changing the world.

Children’s Safe Harbor’s mission is to protect and enhance the life of every child who has the courage to battle sexual or severe physical abuse. As a nationally accredited nonprofit organization serving Montgomery, San Jacinto and Walker counties, Children’s Safe Harbor is part of a nationwide effort to heal the trauma of abuse and facilitate justice for children ages 2 through 17 and their families. For more information, please visit childrenssafeharbor.org.


1) B.A.C.A – Bikers Against Child Abuse

2) Kari and Brad Prihoda

3) Crystal and Jeff Hohl

4) Andrea Thurman, Samantha Haude with J & D Entertainment performers

5) (top row) Tiffany Hustmyre, Julie Sanchez, Jenni Skipper, Alicia May, Shannon Mills; (front row) Bobbi Jo Miller, Darcy Bass, and Elvira Cauthen

6) Tammy Miller Lee and Courtney West with Donoho’s Jewellers

7) Anisa Gopalani, Mehak Nangrani, Ridhi, Dr. Chaitali Nangrani, Gurpreet Casperson, and Deepa Agusala

8) Patti Brown and Anna Thorpe with J & D Entertainment performers

9) Sally Toppe, Erin Merryn, Victoria Constance, and Mary Neskora



YMCA’s Dancing For A Cause

Presented by Spirit of Texas Bank, this unique charity event took place at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott and featured local leaders as the live dance entertainment. Each year volunteers take to the dance floor to compete for votes and raise funds for The Woodlands Family YMCA. Every dollar raised from the purchase of tables, seats and votes goes to the YMCA Annual Campaign, which makes community-strengthening Y programs such as swim lessons, after school care and youth sports available to everyone regardless of age, income or background. Patricia’s Dance Lessons partnered with the YMCA to provide the dance partners, lessons and choreography for the community stars. Dana Tyson of Sunny 99.1 was the emcee for the evening, which included a live and silent auction, dinner and the opportunity to dance with the stars when the dance floor opened.

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1) Margaret Cecil and Sebastian Gurevich

2) Irene Griffen(Hustler and Salsa Houston), Carla McDaniel, Emcee Dana Tyson, Keaton McDaniel, and Zach Richmond

3) Chad Grimes and Alanna Williamson

4) MacKenzie Miller and Lindsay Miller

5) Blair Adkins, Bob Milner, Sandy Petermann-Williams, and Judy Larson Olson – judges for Dancing For a Cause

6) Kevin Bass (Spirit of Texas) and Larsha Rogers

7) Christin Allphin and Robert Sherlock

8) Mara Betancourt and Marty Miller, the Grand prize winners



Interfaith Of The Woodlands’ Five
Who Share Luncheon

The Five Who Share Spring Luncheon, presented by CB&I, honored the following recipients for their significant contribution in making a difference in our community through their volunteerism in the following areas of service: Education for Tomorrow Alliance (EfTA), Education; Patti Rivela, Youth; Vickie McMillan, Fine Arts; Suzana Bell, Seniors; and Dr. Sally Shu, Health. The luncheon included performances by the Ann K. Snyder Elementary Festival Choir and the Oakridge High School String Ensemble. Proceeds benefit the programs and services of Interfaith of The Woodlands, a nonprofit social service agency providing numerous programs to meet the needs of The Woodlands and the surrounding area. For more information on Interfaith or to become a volunteer, please visit their website, woodlandsinterfaith.org or call 281-367-1230.

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Photo credit: Interfaith of the Woodlands

1) Five Who Share committee members

2) Dr. Daniel Hannon and Rob Johnson

3) (Back row:) Missy Herndon and Debbie Sukin; (front) Monica Bomkamp Enia (EfTA), Patti Rivela, Dr. Sally Shu, Suzana Bell, and Vickie McMillan

4) Meagan Jamaluddin, Missy Herndon, Barbara

Cargill, Debbie Sukin, and Dr. Daniel Hannon.



Scene in the Woodlands, Whitney Montgomery May 2017


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