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Scene in the Woodlands, Whitney Montgomery September 2017

Email: whitney@gmont.com

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Dear Readers,

It is back to school time! This is such a busy time of year. The kids head back to school and all of our schedules become packed with after-school commitments, extracurricular activities, regular work schedules, fundraisers and galas.

September always is a joy because it holds one of my favorite events – HOPE Under the Stars. Will Herndon holds such a special place in my heart and in the hearts of my entire family. I have known this sweet boy since he was in preschool and I pray a cure is found that will save Will. I admire Missy Herndon so much as a mom, friend, and for how big her heart is for our community. The Hope Gala raises funds for research that could find a cure for the Juvenile Batten Disease that affects Will. The event will be held Saturday, Sept.9 and I would love to see you at this celebration – which really is a celebration of HOPE.

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! Please send high-resolution photos (don’t reduce size for email) from your events, with all names attached to whitney@gmont.com.

Be the Change,



Rotary Club Wine Dinner

Presented by Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands, the 11th Annual Rotary Club of The Woodlands Wine Dinner was held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott in honor of Dr. Ann K. Snyder. With the theme “Casino Royale,” the grand event was a glamorous night including dinner, wine, entertainment, silent auction, live auction, and much more to benefit The Rotary Foundation. Visit woodlandsrotary.org to learn more about the club and foundation.

Photo credit: Lindy Johnson

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1) John and CJ Haynes

2) Allison Cravey, Lindy Johnson, Tiffiny Hayes and Angela Clegg

3) Keaton McDaniel, Carla McDaniel, Amy Hollie and JJ Hollie

4) Natalie and Roger Goertz

5) Erica and Justin Johnson

6) Morgan Cole, Casey Cole, GJ Snyder, with Dr. Ann and Jerry Snyder

7) Bernard and Lynne Abercrombie

8) Missy Herndon, Elvira Cauthen, Carrie Muzny and Amy Young

9) Ami May and Debbie Sukin

10) Craig and Cindy Heiser

11) Teresa and Bob Milner



Giving Goes Glam Fashion Show and Luncheon

Giving Goes Glam Fashion Show and Luncheon, presented by CHI St. Luke’s Health – The Woodlands Hospital, was held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel. More than 850 guests arrived dressed “White Haute” in support of the 6th annual event that raised over $365,000. The fashion show and luncheon, hosted by Interfaith of The Woodlands and Junior League of The Woodlands, combined fashion and philanthropy in support of the programs and services of both organizations. Bobbi Jo Miller, President of Junior League of The Woodlands shared, “The partnership between Interfaith of The Woodlands and Junior League of The Woodlands has enabled both organizations to serve more than ever before.” Visit woodlandsinterfaith.org for more information on Interfaith’s programs and services or to become a volunteer. For information on Junior League of The Woodlands, visit jlthewoodlands.org.


1) Cindy Heiser and Alison Hederson

2) Model Jenny Coyle

3) Dr. Leah Zils, Meaghan Miller, Angela Farmer, and Melinda Dixon

4) Lauren Toppe, Cindy Heiser, Cindy Irwin, Tammy Schroeder, Kathy Croom, Amy Hairr, Sondra Ruhman, Alison Henderson, Sally Toppe, and Marina Silver

5) (Back row:) Shellie Smith, Cheri Young, Presha Carr, and Misty Clow; (front row:) Natalie Moon and Polly Hunt

6) Missy Herndon, Darcy Bass, Amy Torres, Jennifer Reyna, Bobbi Jo Miller, Catie Fuller and Amy Young

7) Model Megan Hershfeld

8) Model Audra Hoegemeyer


Operation “We See Backpacks”

Operation “We See Backpacks” hosted by We See Abilities, including Mythiquer Pickett, Gerald Irons, Ellis Wyms, and Mercedes Benz of The Woodlands, was an inspiring and fun event that helped so many children be able to start their school year off right. Volunteers gathered together to prepare backpacks and school supplies for hundreds of children in our community. It was an honor to be invited to attend, serve, and share with my children what it means to truly give back.

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1) Mythiquer Pickett, Gerald Irons Sr., Jackie Battle, and Ellis Wyms.

2) Volunteers packing school supplies into donated backpacks

3) Myrna and Gerald Irons Sr.

4) Jodi Wright, Shawna Barnett, Michael W, Parker Jr, and Dennis Kroeze

5) Charlene Trollip and Laurie Harrington

6) Abbi Wright and Scott Rutledge with Mercedes Benz of the Woodlands

7) Ajshay James and her daughter Harper

8) Jadyn Montgomery and Cady Montgomery


Goode Company – The Woodlands Grand Opening

After decades of blending Texas culture and cuisine, Goode Company Restaurants is taking its brand outside the Houston city limits for the first time and into The Woodlands. Two side-by-side restaurants that together make up 14,000 square feet of Goode-ness: — a new location for the company’s original Goode Company Barbeque — opened Tuesday, August 1, and a new concept will make its debut a few weeks later: Goode Company Kitchen & Cantina. They have already shown their giving hearts through honoring Interfaith of the Woodlands as part of their opening. Goode Company Barbeque is located at 8865 Six Pines Drive at Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands. It opens daily at 11 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m. on weekdays; 10 p.m. on weekends. For more information call 281-947-9120 or visit goodecompany.com.

Photo credit: Liz Grimm

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1) Tim Loftin, general manager of Goode Company Barbeque –The Woodlands (photo by Ted Washington)

2) Kerrie and Paco Rivera with sons Jayce and Luke

3) Levi Goode, president of Goode Company Restaurants (photo by Ted Washington)

4) Tom and Cyndi Alvarado

5) Steve and Renee Glazer

6) Rob Prado and Jennifer Bruse

7) Wendy and John Lambie

8) Hungry members of The Woodlands Fire Department

9) Musician Moses Rangel

10) Greg and Linda Freede

11) Interfaith of The Woodlands representatives Lucy Gomez, Shannon Mills, and Lindy Johnson.


Scene in the Woodlands, Whitney Montgomery September 2017

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