Woodlands People and Events with Missy Herndon April 201
As we celebrate new life and rebirth in the blessed month of April and colorful season of Spring, I hope you will be inspired to share of yourself by volunteering and giving. Naturally, Spring seems to be a time of cleaning up and clearing out. I challenge you to donate your time, extra stuff and your resources. If each of us gives just a little, could you imagine the difference it would make in our community? Just looking at the events listed below… YOU could make futures better, YOU could support our youth, and YOU could save lives. Be inspired to make change this month and inspire others to do the same.
April 11: Interested in volunteering and making a difference for a child? CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Montgomery County needs volunteers! Check out CASA’s Open House, 6-8 p.m. Ricos Grill on Sawdust, The Woodlands. Please RSVP for the open house to Melissa Back: Melissa@casaspeaks4kids.com.
April 20: “Tea on the Lawn” benefitting New Danville. 10:30 a.m. -1 p.m. at New Danville in Willis, Texas; for tickets visit: teaonthelawnnewdanville.org
April 21: “Building HOPE Gala” benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, 6 p.m., The Woodlands Waterway Marriott
April 26: Montgomery County Women’s Center Winefest, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Macys Furniture Gallery; for details: visit WineFestTX.org, or contact 281-292-4155 ext. 231
May 4: 3rd Annual HOPE on the Green Golf Tournament benefiting The Will Herndon Fund for Juvenile Batten Disease Research, Woodforest Golf Club, noon Tee-off. For more information, willherndon.org.
May 10: The Montgomery County Youth Services “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” ‘80s-themed 14th Annual Ladies Night Out, 6:30 p.m. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott; for tickets, call Jennifer Ashley at 936-522-8839 or email@example.com.
May 11: Go Red for Women Luncheon benefiting The American Heart Association, 10 a.m., “Purse”-ality Auction; Noon, Lunch and Presentation, The Woodlands Waterway Marriott and Convention Center
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Heart Ball Sponsor Party
The Presidential Suite of The Woodlands Waterway Marriot Hotel served a perfect, intimate venue for the Heart Ball’s Sponsor Thank You Party held prior to this year’s event. Premier sponsors joined to celebrate the surpassing of the $700,000 fundraising goal of the event serving the American Heart Association’s mission.
1. Lamar and Theresa Roemer, Heart Ball Co-Chair
2. Heart Ball Co-Chair Stacey Bourque with husband Steve
3. Kathy and Steve Sanders
4. Janet Wong, Colleen Ayres and Christen Kaufman
5. Alisha and Bruce Kelso
American Heart Association’s Heart Ball
More than 700 area residents attended the record-breaking “Paris: An Affair of the Heart” Montgomery County Heart Ball at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott and Convention Center. It was an amazing evening of Parisian-themed fun at the annual gala benefiting The American Heart Association. One of the largest and most anticipated events of the area, The Heart Ball, as always, delivered a jaw-dropping experience that appealed to the heart.
The evening kicked off with Champs-Elysees Carnival where guests played games and won prizes. From there, supporters moved into the main Ballroom that had been transformed into a French paradise. I can honestly say, in all the events I have covered in the Marriott’s Ballroom, I hadn’t ever seen it look lovelier! Congratulations to the Heart Ball co-chairs and committee for a spectacular evening of fundraising that honored W. Steve Bozeman, Tom Pisula and Dr. Bruce Lachterman.
6. Marty McGuire and Linda Darnall
7. Chris and Sondra Ruhman
8. Wendy and Ryan Brandt
9. Pam and Jeff Harder
10. Kyle and Sarah Watson
11. Dr. Steven and Debbie Sukin
12. (L-R) Mike and Darla Hodges, Ed and Rhonda Katterhagen and Drs. George and Sakina Davis
13. George and Diana Lindahl
14. Kirsten and Mike Arendes
15. Marissa Mettauer and Cassandra Johnson
16. Stephanie Milstead and Patti Rivela
17. Courtney and Barton West
18. (L-R) Larry and Sherry Smith with Mike and Ally Seder
The Rotary Club Wine Dinner
Longtime Rotarian and retiring Precinct 3 Commissioner Ed Chance was the guest of honor at the 6th Annual Wine Dinner, hosted by The Rotary Club of The Woodlands. Fine wines from California and Texas were paired with a specialty menu that made for a memorable and successful evening. The fundraiser supports the many charitable projects of the club including scholarships for local high school students, community service projects, food bank projects and many other endeavors of service and support for local causes.
19. (L-R) Evening Honoree Commissioner Ed Chance and wife Carol, with event Co-Chair Mary Matteson Parrish, Gina Rhame and husband Jeff Rhame, President of The Woodlands Rotary Club; and event Co-Chair, Ann Wolford
20. (L-R) Kenna and Judge Michael Seiler with Brandy and Paul Damico
21. Catherine Anderson with Barbara Cargill
22. Valerie Vogt, Cheryl Seidner and Pamela Heineman
23. Buck and Elle Driggers
24. (L-R) Bruce Tough, Representative Rob Eissler, Nelda and Jim Blair and Joel Deretchin
25. Carol and Ed Chance with their children and grandchildren
Interfaith Of The Woodlands’ “Five Who Share” Luncheon
The 8th Annual Interfaith of The Woodlands “Five Who Share” Spring Luncheon honored five outstanding individuals from our community for their ongoing volunteer efforts. Honored and presented the Service of Excellence Award in their respective area were Stan St. Pierre — Education; Randy and JoAnne Lowry — Fine Arts; Brant Lipscomb, Jr., M.D. — Health; Susan Lewandowski and Joe Rivera — Seniors; and Doug Brogan — Youth. The guests were entertained by students from Sally K. Ride’s fourth grade Choir and First Baptist Church Senior Sing-Alongs.
26. Luncheon honorees (l-r), Stan St. Pierre, JoAnne and Randy Lowry, Brant Lipscomb, Jr., MD, Susan Lewandowski and Joe Rivera, and Doug Brogan
27. (L-R) Jerry Snyder, GJ Snyder, U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady, Honorary Chair of the event, Dr. Ann Snyder, and Casey Snyder
28. (L-R) Nelda Blair, Emcee of event; Jim Blair, Chair of Interfaith Board of Directors, and Denise Smelley
29. (L-R) Ann Wolford, Dr. Ann Snyder, President and CEO of Interfaith of The Woodlands, and Ali May
30. (L-R) Mario Coll, member of Interfaith’s Board of Directors; Jack Stibbs, Marcia Stibbs, and Sarah Coll.