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Scene in the Woodlands, Whitney Montgomery January 2016


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Dear Readers,

Happy New Year!!! It’s 2016 and I am so excited to see what this year has in store for our community. It’s a time when we all start to plan our New Year’s resolutions. I encourage each of you to think about your goals for this year. They may be personal, business, physical, or even financial goals – write them down and put them somewhere that you can see them daily. Read them out loud each day as a reminder of what you want to accomplish. It’s easy to be really excited at the beginning of the year, but we often start to lose that spark when life gets in the way. Don’t lose your excitement for working towards your goals. Find what motivates you and let it be your driving force.

I can share that my daily push comes from my love for my three children. They are my heart. We have had the blessing of foster and adoption to extend our family and it is my mission to live a life to reflect what is important to me. My personal desire is to serve foster and adopted children. I believe that all abused and neglected children should be given a chance to thrive. I believe that all children should feel safe and loved. What is your passion? Live everyday to reach for your dreams and inspire others.

This year is starting off with some really fun activities. One of my absolute favorite events is happening this month. The annual Taste of the Town is being held Jan. 28 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott and you need to be there! If you have never been, plan on a fabulous night full of mouth-watering food and drinks. You will not be disappointed!

My wish this year is that each of you find happiness. We are blessed with a community that has some of the most giving people I have ever met. I look forward to getting out and about this month with a full calendar of events and I hope that you too will be “Scene in The Woodlands.” Keep me posted on your events for 2016 – email whitney@gmont.com. Cheers!!!!!

Be the change you hope to see in the world. — Whitney Montgomery

 

Fashion Woodlands New York Style
Fashion Show 2015

Theresa Roemer hosted an absolutely breathtaking fashion show in her gorgeous home benefitting the Joe Niekro Foundation and Child Legacy International. Many very talented Houston designers revealed stunning pieces as their models took the runway. All guests in attendance were given an exclusive tour of Theresa Roemer’s famous and highly coveted closet. Special guest Dikembe Mutombo, the former NBA Houston Rocket, was in attendance.

Photo credit: Omar Marcos

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1) Theresa Roemer and her emcee of the night, Michael Pearce

2) Dikembe Mutombo, celebrity athlete

3) Staci Henderson and Dr Q

4) Angel Drake, Nick Anderson, Peta-Gay Chen Ledbetter, and Joubaier Joubert

5) Yuan Yuan, model with Neal Hamil modeling agency

 

American Heart Association
Annual Bartender Shootout

The Montgomery County American Heart Association’s Heart Ball volunteers raised $150,000 towards their $1.2 million goal at their annual bartender shootout. This event, hosted by Mike and Barbara Feigin, the CEO and owner of Mainstreet America, showcased the best of Woodlands-area restaurants, who highlighted their best heart-healthy dishes in honor of the AHA.

Restaurants in attendance were Fielding’s Local Kitchen and Bar, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, La Bikina, Lawrence and LeBlanc Catering, La Trattoria Tuscano, Tommy Bahama The Woodlands, and The Refuge Bar & Bistro. There were many wonderful recipes, but La Bikina took home the organization’s top award.

This year’s Montgomery County Heart Ball will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Resort. For more information , visit montgomerycountyheartball.heart.org.

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1) Michele Shifflett and Tracy Wilken, Heart Ball co-chair

2) Janet Wong and Ron Mullins

3) Brooke Schmitt, Sara Schueneman, and Michele Shifflett

4) Bob and Suzanne Potter, Open your heart Chairs

5) Darla and Dean Burden

6) Antonio Maroto, Annabelle Carrillo, Roberto Castro

 

Junior League Holiday
Market Preview Party

Junior League of the Woodlands hosted its 13th annual holiday market at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott which included the fabulous Preview Party Nov. 19. This shopping extravaganza is one of the biggest fundraisers for Junior League the Woodlands serving the area of suburban north Houston. All proceeds from the event will go directly back into the community to support JLTW programs including, but not limited to: IMPACT, Done in a Day, St. Luke’s Hospital, H.A.P.P.Y (Healthy Appetites Promote Positive Youth), Kids in the Kitchen, Literacy Carnival, REACH (Resources for Abused Children), and the JL Endowment fund with the Lone Star College System offering annual scholarships.

For more information about Junior League of the Woodlands and its amazing outreach programs, please visit jlthewoodlands.org.

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1) Viviana Onofre, Kristi Getzie, Missy Collura, Liz Keller, Jaymi Bertone

2) Claudia Babb, Shelle Honeycutt, Darcy Bass, Ali May

3) Denae Valverde and Cristen Vickers

4) Beth Grebe, Great American Title; Kecia Haseman, Arlene English, and Jenny Overstreet

5) Audra Simpson, Bobbi Jo Miller, Polly Hunt

6) Kassi Foster, Nicole Carpenter, Beth Smith, Amy Payne, Carrie Kaltwasser, Deanna Olivani, Michelle Edgar, Mendy Arnold

 

John Cooper School Annual
Signatures Author Series

What an honor to attend this year’s 11th annual Signatures Author Series hosted by The John Cooper School Fine Arts Council on Dec. 4. More than 965 men and women gathered to hear the keynote speaker, Gillian Flynn, an award-winning suspense novelist. Gillian is most known for her New York Times Bestseller, Gone Girl, which she later adapted as a screenplay for the 2014 movie. Guests were also given the opportunity to talk to and purchase books from 19 visiting authors.

A silent auction included a piece of furniture created by a Cooper alum, Cody Bohan (Class of 2015) that was signed by Flynn. It’s a tradition that a portion of the proceeds from the event will be given to a local literacy organization. The 2015 beneficiary is the Montgomery County Memorial Library System’s “At Home With Books” program for senior citizens. The John Cooper School continues to bring in highly anticipated speakers each year and I already look forward to next year’s event.

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1) Front row (l-r) : Heather Vaughn, Katrina Jackman, Patricia Black, Lourdes Flanagan, Wendy Hammarstrom, Mary Anne Whitney, Herminia Sitter; ( back row): Christine Winston, Susan DeMarco, Lia Reagan, Denise Hayes, Gillian Flynn, Meg Garrison, Sue Frusco, and Christie Swanbeck

2) Meg Garrison and Denise Hayes, Signatures co-chairs

3) Herminia Sitter, Sue Frusco, and Katrina Jackman

4) Helen Mitroff, Cecille Wright, author Cliff Hudder, author Nicola Ulrichs

5) Front row (l-r): Nicole Bankston, Stacey Russom, Lisa Whitmire,
Ammy Dutton (back row) Sandy Pecham, Lisa McCarriston, and Katherine McDaniel.


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