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Woodlands People and Events with Missy Herndon June 2010

School is out and sunshine is in! Trade in your child’s backpack for a swimsuit and dive into the endless possibilities that await you this summer in The Woodlands. Run through the fountains at Market Street (you know you want to) and grab a little ColdStone for the road. Check out one of the 13 pools in the area. Splash around at Cranebrook or get ready to be soaked by the giant bucket at Rob Fleming. Enjoy a concert in the park on Sundays at Northshore or check out the Riva Row Boat House and take an adventure kayak ride on Lake Woodlands. I challenge you to try something new, I bet you will find something extraordinary in our own backyard! Looking for some ideas? Information on local events can be found at www.thewoodlandscvb.com and www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.

Mark your calendar for the 13th Annual Red, Hot and Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza scheduled for Sunday, July 4. Celebrate America’s birthday “The Wood­lands way” with a good old-fashioned festival featuring live music, face painting, hot dogs, watermelon eating contests and much more. The fun begins at Town Green Park and extends down The Woodlands Waterway. When the sun goes down, the fireworks light up the sky with an elegant display of color. This is an event you do not want to miss. I hope to see you there.

Attending, sponsoring or organizing an upcoming event? Drop me a line with the details at missyherndon@yahoo.com.


The Montgomery County Women’s Center hosted its annual fundraising event, Winefest 2010, at Macy’s Furniture Gallery at The Woodlands Mall. The “Grape Gatsby”-themed evening was reminiscent of the roaring ’20s. “Flapper” girls and a Model A Ford parked at the entrance of the gallery greeted guests who were swept into a sea of fine wine and samples of signature cuisine from local restaurants.

1) (L-R) Event chair Shannon Wing with MCWC’s board chair JoAnne Lowry and MCWC Executive Director Sarah Raleigh

2) Jeff and Pam Harder

3) (L-R) Emily Gogineni, Lori Petrauskas, Cliff McAden and Presha Carr

4) Dr. Vance and Amy LeCrone

5) Michelle Thomas, Ray Hovida and Mary Bennett

6) (L-R) Dana Gleinser, Angela Mayrant, Laurie McLaughlin, Sherry Rose and Jodi Caldwell

7) Debra and Rob Myers

8) Event chairs Shannon and Brian Wing

Women of Distinction Luncheon


Women of Distinction Luncheon The Montgomery County Women’s Council of Organizations hosted its annual Women of Distinction Luncheon at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott and Convention Center. The 27-member organizations honored their “Woman of Distinction” for volunteerism and service in the community. Guests cheered on their organization’s selected “Woman” while enjoying a delicious lunch and listening to featured guest speaker, Marion Pietz, who wowed the crowd with her “Humor Therapy.”

9) 2010 Women of Distinction honorees

10) MCWCO board member Beth Royall with honoree Bonnie Hubert

11) (L-R) Kim Barolak, Anita Combs and Wendy Pearson

12) Guest speaker “Humor Therapist,” Marion Pietz

13) (L-R) Susan Diehl, Jenni Skipper, DeAnn Guidry and Angela Gibbs


Angelman’s Syndrome Walk

The Woodlands’ Town Green Park was the Houston site for the The Angelman Syndrome Foundation’s National Walk. Families who have children affected with Angelman Syndrome came from all over the region to walk and/or stroll in support of research and education provided by the foundation. Friends and families celebrated their “Angel” with team shirts and lots of support. The smiles at the finish line were priceless as each “Angel” received their medal. It was an honor and privilege to see such deserving children and families be celebrated. Angelman Syndrome is a neuro-genetic disorder. Children with the disorder suffer from developmental delays, lack of speech, seizures, and walking and balance disorders, and require life-long care. For more information, check out www.angelman.org.

14) Angelman Syndrome “Angels” and their families

15) Team Jacob Sukin

16) Team Anthony Castillo

17) Event chairs Debra and Steven Sukin

18) Kyla’s Team

19) Miles Torres and family with Sponge Bob Square Pants

20) Bluebird volunteer Karen Litel (left) with Maureen Clark and Dr. Gary Clark of The Bluebird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology at Texas Children’s Hospital.


Cakewalk’s Tee Party

Into the Rabbit Hole…Cakewalk Style Shop hosted an Alice in Wonderland-themed Tee Party benefitting the Green Medians initiative. The conversation was witty and clothes were stylish as trendsetters enjoyed delicate desserts and delights at the ultra cool event.

21) (L-R) Co-host Jennifer Grigsby with Miriam Petru, Christy Greenberg and Julie Dolhun

22) Annette Bechtel and co-host Gina Cartwright

23) Laura Sanz and Marisol Aguilera

24) Irene Skor and Lauren Temple

25) Jennie Cotrino and Lara Jones

26) Jennifer Lindblom, Wyn Michals and Rhonda Hargrovel

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