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Scene in the Woodlands, Whitney Montgomery October 2016

Email: whitney@gmont.com

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Dear Readers,

It’s Fall! This is a season that just makes me want to be outside. Schedules seem to get busier, the air gets cooler, and the pumpkin spice flavor comes back. Some of my favorite outdoor activities to kick off Fall are camping, bike riding, visiting a pumpkin patch, taking a scenic drive, enjoying football, and even trying some photography.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is the annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. About 1 in 8 women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2016, an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 61,000 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. This is an extra special month for me because my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago and I love that I can say she is a survivor! Please take steps towards education, early detection, and doing what you can to join the fight against breast cancer. You may be saving yourself or someone that you love.

I would love to know what events you have planned and hope you too can be “Scene in the Woodlands.” If you would like to send photos to be featured in this column, please do not reduce their size for email. Forward all high resolution photos with the names of everyone in the photo to whitney@gmont.com.


TWCC Cars & Coffee
For A Cause

The Woodlands Car Club is and has been a big proponent in raising awareness and funds for local nonprofit organizations in Mont­gomery County since 2001 and has raised over $100,000 for over 100 local charities. Come out and “show off” or admire and support the “Change for Charities” program! The Car Club meets the first Sunday of every month at Market Street from 7-11 a.m. The purpose behind this event is to provide a morning gathering to show special vehicles within the car club while giving back to the community. Every three months the change from the parking meters at Market Street along with funds raised from this event are donated to a local charity. This quarter’s donations were given to Biker’s Against Child Abuse (bacaworld.org).

Email info@woodlandsperformance.com for more information about The Woodlands Car Club.

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1) The Woodlands Car Club Charity Car display

2) Bill Paul with his 1969 Chevy Cheville

3) Keith Dechant with his 1973 Buick Regal

4) Cris O’Rourke with his 1990 Toyota Celica GT4, 2L with 475 WHP

5) The Woodlands Car Club Charity Car impressive street display

6) Car Club President Dana Pritchard and Phillip Mitchell

7) Lee Tillman with his 2015 Ferrari 459 Speciale

8) Rickey Vincent with his 2012 Camaro, V6 with 320 WHP

9) Classic Corvette

10) Change for Charity parking meter



The Woodlands Area Chamber
Of Commerce Ball

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the 2015-2016 Chairman of the Board, Keaton McDaniel at this year’s gala. Keaton McDaniel is an Edward Jones financial advisor in The Woodlands. Keaton has been involved with The Chamber for over 15 years as a Chamber member and volunteer and took time in the program to reflect on his tenure. He also welcomed the 2016-2017 Chairman, Linda Leto Head of Lone Star Corporate College.

The evening program also included a special video presentation on Keaton’s year created by Chamber Member, AFC Power Strategies. You can find this video on The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook Page. The program ended with the announcement of the Table Top Decoration winners. CHI St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital won Best Overall Table Top; Sam Houston State University won Best Use of Theme; Shell Federal Credit Union won Best Use of Company Logo; Interfaith of The Woodlands won Best Nonprofit; Newman Printing won Best Newcomer; Texas Children’s The Woodlands Hospital won Best Done For You; and Market Street -The Woodlands took home both the Best Do It Yourself and The People’s Choice Award voted by ball attendees.

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1) Amos McDonald, Jen McDonald, Elvira Cauthen, Rob Cauthen

2) Chairman Keaton McDaniel and wife Carla McDaniel

3) Chamber President & CEO J.J. Hollie and Amy Hollie

4) 2016-2017 Chairman Linda Leto Head

5) Market Street-The Woodlands Table

6) Past Chairmen of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce

7­) Sam Houston State University Table



Labor Day Festival At
Waterway Square

I had such an amazing time spending Labor Day Weekend at Waterway Square with my family for a special two-day event. There was live music, children’s games and activities, face painting, bounce houses, balloon artists, strolling performers, and a dazzling fireworks show each night. The rain did not slow down the festivities. So proud to see our community come together and celebrate!

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1) Judy Dasilva, Eileen Cass, and Ingrid Kegel

2) Oodles Entertainment providing balloon art

3) Attendees enjoying entertainment and awaiting fireworks display

4) Jessica Smith and Master Kim

5) Ashley DeHart, Natalie Silva, Dylan DeHart, and Katie Ulery

6) Daniel Izzaer

7) Malendy Tresp and Orianna Torres

8) Noah Maudlin (on the ball) and Claude Sims



The Pangea Network’s
Out Of Africa Celebration

The Pangea Network, an international nonprofit dedicated to empowering young individuals with education, hosted its annual “Out of Africa” celebration which raised more than $100,000 in donations enabling the nonprofit to reach its yearly goal. Additionally, Will Forte, creator and star of The Last Man on Earth, former Saturday Night Live actor and Pangea ambassador served as the event’s emcee to a sold-out room.

All proceeds from the 2016 Out of Africa event will further benefit Pangea’s mission of empowering and helping individuals overcome challenges both at home and abroad. This is done through the expansion of the organization’s Young Women’s Leadership Conference to Houston, Austin and Dallas, which inspires young female leaders to become global citizens and community mentors, and the growth of its Kenyan Women’s Network programs, which focus on basic business and life skills courses, revolving business grants, as well as first-aid training in poverty-stricken communities. For more information, visit thepangeanetwork.org.

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1) Attendees gathering

2) Dorothy Ombajo, Shawna Wilkins

3) African musicians playing for the attendees

4) Greg Mar, Dorothy, and Hyline speaking during the event

5) Will Forte and Ben Jackson

6) Will Forte having fun with the audience.



Scene in the Woodlands, Whitney Montgomery October 2016

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