2021 ISVA Taste of the Village

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16th ANNUAL “TASTE OF THE VILLAGE” INDIAN SPRINGS SHOPPING CENTER SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2021

 

Dear Local Business Owner/Manager,

The 2019 “Taste of the Village” was extremely successful, all of the vendor booths were sold out and over 4,000 residents discovered local businesses and enjoyed incredible food, live entertainment and a variety of family friendly activities. The event provides local businesses the opportunity to meet the public, promote their unique products or services and grow awareness and potential client base from this exposure to residents of the greater community. All proceeds from the event are used to help fund college service scholarships as well as elementary/intermediate education programs within The Woodlands.

Since our event for 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19, I am thrilled to inform you that Indian Springs Village Association (ISVA), HEB, and Regency will again sponsor another “Taste of the Village” event this coming October for the 16th year. We have already set the date (Saturday, October 23, 2021) and the time (Noon until 3:00 PM). We are confident that this year’s Community event will be bigger and better than the 2019 event and hope that we can count on you to help make this event a resounding success after the previous year’s hiatus.

The set-up cost is covered by the three co-sponsors (ISVA, HEB, and Regency). This includes tents, tables, chairs, electricity, waste management, advertising and permit costs. If you wish to join us, we are inviting local businesses to do the following.

  1. Complete Reservation form 

  2. Purchase booth space for $150.00

  3. Must be received before September 20, 2021 to keep reservation spot

  4. Provide a gift card or other promotional items to be used for the raffle during the event.

Please note that a Montgomery County food permit is required for businesses serving food. Cost of the food permit fee will either be waived by the County or paid by ISVA.

This is an event you won’t want to miss as The Woodlands gets back to normal. Should you have any questions about the event, donating an item for the raffle or securing a booth, please feel free to contact me. We look forward to your participation and another successful event.

Sincerely,

Michael Saucier
President - Indian Springs Village Association This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IVSA Awards Two Scholarships

 

2021

Indian Springs Village Association Awards Two Scholarships

 

Each year the Indian Springs Village Association awards scholarships to High School students who are graduating and planning to go to college.  They have to meet rigorous scholastic & community service standards. We received many incredible applications and were reminded of the intelligence, persistence, and kindness our students possess. The scholarship committee, like most years, had a difficult time selecting our winners. Thanks so much to all students who submitted their applications.

This year we're excited and pleased to announce that these scholarships will go to twin, graduating seniors, Ashley & Allison Sharer, who attend The Woodlands High School and have each completed over 1,000 hours of community service in and around The Woodlands.

Ashley and Allison Sharer have competed at the highest levels of Cross Country and Track & Field, but most importantly, they have each received numerous awards honoring their commitments to service. With honors, elected leadership roles and an intense focus on service in the National Charity League, Girl Scouts, and Gulf Coast MENSA, Ashley and Allison have defined what it means to be dedicated to community service and citizenship.  

We've had the privilege of watching them grow up and become remarkable young ladies. We look forward to presenting these scholarships at our May 11th, 7 pm, Indian Springs Board meeting.  CONGRATULATIONS, Allison and Ashley! 

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We are offering $1,000 voluntary service scholarships for this year’s graduating seniors.   The scholarships will be awarded primarily on community service and citizenship.  Other factors, including academics, will be considered only secondarily.  This scholarship honors those who have chosen to serve their community, though the type of service is not limited in any way.  

To be eligible for the ISVA Voluntary Service Scholarship, the applicant must:

  • Currently reside in the Village of Indian Springs
  • Be a graduating senior (or home schooled) or recent high school graduate
  • Plan to enter an institution of higher learning (2 or 4 year or vocational) in the fall of 2021 for the first time
  • Truthfully complete and timely submit the attached application 

Indian Springs has offered this scholarship in the past, and we would like to offer it again this year.  I have attached the application, which needs to completed by March 23, 2020. 

 2021 ISVA Voluntary Service Scholarship Application Fillable.pdf

Thank you,

 

Ree Belhumeur

Indian Springs Village Association, 

Scholarship Committee Chair

 

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Holiday Lighting Winners

Indian Springs Village Association 2018 Holiday Lighting Winners

This year’s judges focused on homes and areas that have not had the opportunity to win in prior years and had displayed a significant amount of effort and commitment that was involved in this year’s displays. 

This year’s Best House is 14 Golden Place, in Idlewood.  This home which is owned and decorated by Dan and Lori Parr, has over 60 separate Christmas trees on display in what Dan described as “Santa’s Christmas tree forest”. Dan and Lori said their display required over 50 hours to assemble and several storage units. 

Dan & Lori Parr

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This year’s Best Neighborhood was given to the cul-de-sac on Lansend.  This was a new display which involved choregraphing the lights at three houses and the cul-de-sac.  Joe & Kimberly White, who live at 34 Lansend, started developing the lighting plans in August, with his neighbors Brian Ivey and Rob Haberkamp. 

Joe White

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Elementary Schools Donation 2020

Dear Indian Springs Village Association Board,

On behalf of Glen Loch Elementary PTO, thank you so much for your generous donation to our school. We will use this money to provide funds for our librarian to purchase new books and resources for our students. For some of our students, the school library is their only regular access point for reading material and our collection is in great need of updating.  As a Title I school, raising funds is a challenge and having support from our community really means a lot.  

Thank you for making us a priority and for dedicating your resources to our campus. 

Sincerely,

Sarah Pounders

Glen Loch Elementary PTO President

 

 

Elementary School Donations

The Indian Springs Village Association (ISVA) is proud to support our outstanding public schools.  The funds raised through ISVA events, such as the Taste of the Village in October, are used for scholarships to our Indian Springs high school seniors and donations to our neighborhood schools. 

A $500 donation was made to Glen Loch Elementary for the accelerated reading program. Based on several reports on these programs, students have exhibited improved vocabulary and increased reading comprehension on a variety of books. An additional $500 donation was made to Galatas Elementary School, who has entered its second year as a CISD Literacy Cohort Campus, for the enhancement of their classroom libraries. Galatas Principal Denae Wilker writes, “Through community donations of gently used books we have made great strides, but we are still in need of additional titles to fill in the gaps.” With the donation from ISVA, those gaps are greatly diminished.