Woodlands People and Events with Missy Herndon December 2011
December marks a philanthropic shift in the Social Scene in The Woodlands. Giving leaves the confines of the ballroom to support children and families right here in our area through hands-on, “in the moment” philanthropy in celebration of Christmas and the holiday season. Opportunities to “adopt” a family, child or senior are abundant; local food banks need stocking; boxes sit at every retailer hoping for donations of toys, sweaters and coats. You will find that by helping someone, in even the smallest of ways, you will keep your heart feeling pretty warm too! One simple gesture could change the whole holiday season for someone in need. Remember the reason for the season this Christmas!
Speaking of the holiday season, I have to mention the beautiful seasonal traditions of The Woodlands…The Ice Rink, the Lighting of the Doves and the beautiful Christmas Tree in Market Street! Enjoy these activities with your friends and family well into the New Year. As always, it has been a pleasure writing this column every month and taking photos of the great people of this area. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and have a blessed New Year. See you in 2012!
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MEMORIAL HERMANN IN THE PINK OF HEALTH LUNCHEON
Decked out in the most beautiful shades of inspirational “pink,” breast cancer survivors and supporters recently celebrated the 11th Annual Memorial Hermann In The Pink of Health Luncheon held at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott and Convention Center. Award-winning journalist Tanji Patton led the sold-out luncheon as emcee, welcoming New York Times best-selling author and breast cancer survivor Barbara Delinsky as the event’s special guest speaker.
Guests enjoyed a champagne reception, educational exhibit, the “Pink Boutique” and a highly-anticipated Tiffany & Co. Blue Box Raffle and silent auction. The event supports breast health programs through Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and 100 percent of the funds raised focus on education, technology, community outreach, research and clinical trials in Montgomery County.
1. Keith and Megan Alexander, co-chair of In The Pink of Health Luncheon
2. In the Pink of Health Luncheon co-chair Stacey Goertz with emcee Tanji Patton
3. Kelly Hiller Tarro with mother and In The Pink of Health co-chair, Ruth Hiller
4. Dr. Sakina Davis, Debra Myers and Kathy Cromley
5. Past In The Pink of Health Luncheon chair Alison Henderson and Coco Mahoney
6. Dr. Ann Snyder with Steve Sanders, CEO Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital
7. In The Pink of Health Auction chairs, Carrie Hyman and Debbie Melzer
LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY’S LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk celebrated a huge milestone this year thanks to the support of The Woodlands and Houston communities, raising $1,000,000 for life-saving research and support for people battling cancer. Friends, families and co-workers formed fundraising teams comprised of supporters of all ages. Thousands of people joined together on Market Street with those symbolic “Light the Night” balloons in for one amazing, inspirational and memorable evening.
8. Payton and Dan Davenport, survivor
9. Team Air Products “Cancer Busters”
10. Team Rosemary Williams
11. Team JayWalkers, walking in honor of Jay D. Chenoweth, 1963-2008
12. Survivor Rachel Stari with her husband Freddy
JUNIOR LEAGUE HOLIDAY MARKET PREVIEW PARTY
The Junior League of North Harris and South Montgomery Counties celebrated the opening of its annual Holiday Market with a “Stetsons & Stilettos” Preview Party at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott and Convention Center. The event gave guests the opportunity to be the first to shop the more than 100 premier vendors featured at the Market, enjoy drinks and “Texas”-inspired dinner stations and listen to guest performer Roger Creager.
Proceeds from the event support volunteer training and the many community programs of the Junior League of North Harris and South Montgomery Counties, Inc.that are focused on, but not limited to, literacy, healthy kids, building self-esteem in women and children and providing resources for abused children.
13. JL Board Members Sarah Watson and Rachel Honeyman
14. JL Holiday Market assistant co-chairs, Dina Hafley and Ashley Bowersock
15. Lindsay Donaldson, Stacey Morcos and Alexa Currie
16. Bobbi Jo Miller, Polly Hunt, Julie Comeaux and Nicole Murphy
17. Elva Akin, Allison Buller and Presha Carr
18. Yvette and Michael Williams
THE CONTAINER STORE AND INTERFAITH OF THE WOODLANDS KICKOFF RECEPTION
Nelda and Jim Blair recently hosted a “Kickoff” reception at their private residence in The Woodlands to celebrate the Grand Opening of The Container Store, one of the most highly anticipated retailers to open this season. The Container Store chose to support Interfaith of The Woodlands as their Grand Opening charity benefactor last month, in which they gave a percentage of the store’s opening weekend’s sales back to support the community programs of Interfaith.
19. Nelda and Jim Blair with Dr. Ann Snyder, CEO of Interfaith of The Woodlands and Elaine Luce of The Container Store.
20. Vicki Norrell and Vicki Richmond
21. Maris Blair an Diana Tough
22. Karen Hoylman, Barbara Holland, Tracey O’Neal and Mary Jo O’Neal
23. Marsha Williams, Debbie Browne and Ann Christenson
24. Susie Lipscomb and Mary Lou Fitch
PENNY PREVILLE TRUNK SHOW AT DONOHO’S JEWELLERS
Donoho’s Jewellers recently hosted a private trunk show for jewelry designer Penny Preville. The featured jewelry was presented under the bright lights of the Donoho’s Jewellers showroom. Shoppers sipped champagne and munched on lite bites while enjoying Preville’s gorgeous custom pieces.
25. Donoho’s Store Director Richard Van der Sys with featured designer Penny Preville and Assistant Store Director, Courtney West
26. Colleen and Patrick Hosford with Steve Glazer
27. Sandra Novak, Courtney West and Sandra Winters
28. Karen and Richard Kinsley with Vince Cuellar