College Hosts Holiday Event in Town Green Park Dec. 1

Published on: November 20, 2012

To celebrate how Lone Star College-Montgomery gives back to the local community, the college invites area residents to a family-friendly, all-community party on Saturday, December 1, 2012, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Town Green Park in The Woodlands.  

This off-campus community celebration will include free refreshments (hot chocolate and holiday-themed cookies), a live ice sculpting, music, entertainment, as well as information and hands-on activities at booths represented by various programs and organizations at the college. Monty the Maverick, LSC-Montgomery's mascot, will make a special appearance.
  
All attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods that will benefit the Food Pantry at Interfaith of The Woodlands, as well as gently used coats and blankets, which will benefit the Homeless Coalition of Montgomery County. Donators will be awarded a ticket for each pound of item(s) they bring, to be entered into a drawing for several education-related prizes and the grand prize of an iPad3.

“We want the community to know how much we appreciate the support it’s given the college, and also to show how much we give back in return,” said Dr. Austin A. Lane, president of LSC-Montgomery. “First and foremost, we want a fun, family atmosphere that everyone will enjoy. Second, we hope that all who attend the celebration leave knowing that LSC-Montgomery is a valuable community resource—no matter what age you are.”
 
Indeed, during its 17 years, LSC-Montgomery has developed youth camps for children in elementary, junior and senior high school, as well as a vibrant, learning organization for active, older adults—the Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL). In between these two age segments, LSC-Montgomery’s mission has been to provide education and training for those students who wish to transfer to a four-year university, gain skills to enter the workforce, or simply enhance the skills they already have.
 
“It doesn’t matter who you are; if you need to improve your life, education is central to making that happen,” added Dr. Lane. “We’ll make every resource available to help students reach their goals.”
 
During the event, any one interested in signing up for credit or continuing education classes will be able to do so via the college's mobile Go-Center vehicle, which will be parked at the front entrance of Town Green Park, which is located at 2099 Lake Robbins Drive (in between the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and the South Montgomery County Library, across from Market Street).
 
“Town Green Park is a central place near the hub of holiday shopping,” said Dr. Lane. “So, we also invite all those holiday shoppers to stop by our event for some refreshments, entertainment, and hands-on activities and information about everything LSC-Montgomery offers. Everyone is invited to come out and join in the celebration, along with our students, faculty and staff.”

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

With 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit www.LoneStar.edu.