The Indian Springs Village Association would like to congratulate the following winners of the 2013 Holiday Lighting & Decorating Contest sponsored by The Woodlands Township.
Lansdowne - 2013 Best Neighborho
The Fischer family on Garland Grove Place
Congratulations to the Winners of the 2012 Holiday Lighting and Decorating Contest
The winner of the 2012 Best House award in Indian Springs goes to 17 Sunshower Court in Peaceful Canyon.
The homeowners of the Best House award were surprised, yet excited to hear that they had won the award this year. Some of their Peaceful Canyon neighbors had won the honors in year’s past, and they had been aspiring to win as well. 2012 was their year! Always on the lookout for creative decorating ideas, they recently added a movie of Santa checking his list that can be seen in an upstairs window.
Mirror Ridge has won the 2012 Best Neighborhood honors.
Picture Top: The Mirror Ridge kids accept the 2012 Best Neighborhood Award on behalf of Mirror Ridge residents.
Picture Bottom: Sign designer Andy Martinez poses with one of the "Twelve Days of Christmas" signs that can be seen throughout the neighborhood.
There were many beautiful neighborhoods to drive around in Indian Springs this year. The committee always has a hard time deciding on the winner of the Best Neighborhood in The Woodlands Township-sponsored 2012 Holiday Lighting and Decorating contest. This year, the judging committee learned the story of how the Mirror Ridge community came together to celebrate the holidays. The story of how these neighborhood kids pulled together is very heartwarming, especially in light of the recent tragedy in CT.
In 2009, Mirror Ridge won the ISVA Best Neighborhood award. It started with a couple of families, a simple little tree design, and materials that could be affordably purchased at Home Depot. These families reached out to their neighbors to see if they could get neighborhood buy-in on a cohesive design, even offering help building the trees. The result was a simple, but elegant “forest” of trees lining the neighborhood and resulting in Best Neighborhood awards. Wanting to reclaim their award-winning status, these neighborhood families again decided it was time to step up their game for the 2012 season. As a former children’s museum planner, one resident came up with the idea of using billboards or lawn signs, one for each of the 12 Days of Christmas according to the popular holiday song. Another resident, 17 year old high school senior, Andy Martinez produced the design of the 12 billboards. He then recruited 15 – 20 neighborhood kids to help him paint the signs. One little painter was only 5 years old. If you haven’t yet had the chance to drive around and see all the lights, pack up the family and go. It is loads of fun!!
ISVA Donates to Local Schools
The Indian Springs Village Association is pleased to once again support our local schools. Funds raised at village events, such as the Taste of the Village, are put back into our community through scholarships to our Indian Springs high school seniors and donations to our neighborhood schools. A $750 donation was made to Galatas Elementary School for the purchase of fiction and non-fiction books for their kindergarten through fourth grade classrooms. Galatas Principal Denae Wilker writes, “ These valuable instructional materials will enhance student learning and encourage a love of reading that will last a life time.” An additional $750 donation was made to Glen Loch Elementary. Indian Springs Village Association board member Michael Saucier presented the check to the Glen Loch PTO in February.
After understanding the need for funding to support STEM learning in Robotics, the Indian Springs Village Association was proud to contribute $500 to both the Mitchell Intermediate and Wilkerson Intermediate Robotics programs. Mitchell science teacher and robotics coach Lori LeBouef writes, “We would like to expand our competition teams, but more importantly, provide robots for each science classroom to allow all Mitchell students the opportunity to develop STEM skills.” Wilkerson science teacher and robotics coach Wendy Park plans to purchase a Lego Mindstorms kit, saying that, “it will benefit the students in the area of science, technology, and engineering. We are working to find ways to showcase and share the materials now and in the future!” We appreciate all the wonderful teachers and staff who work so hard for our students.
ISVA Donates to Local Elementary Schools
The Indian Springs Village Association is pleased to once again support our neighborhood elementary schools in 2012. Monies raised at our ISVA events, such as Taste of the Village, are put back into our community through scholarships for our high school seniors and donations to our local elementary schools.
A donation was made to the Glen Loch Elementary PTO for $500. This will go towards Glen Loch’s Accelerated Reader program. The check was presented by Indian Springs board members Eric Thomas and Amy Lecocq at the October PTO meeting to Glen Loch PTO President Felicia Constant and Glen Loch Principal Cassie Hertzenberg.
Pictured L to R: ISVA President Amy Lecocq, ISVA board member Eric Thomas, Glen Loch PTO President Felicia Constant
A second donation was made to Galatas Elementary School. Galatas Elementary is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! ISVA board member Veronica Williams presented Galatas with a check for $500. Accepting the check on behalf of the school were Roger Galatas, Galatas Principal Marlene Lindsay and Galatas Assistant Principal Denae Wilker. Mrs. Wilker said, "Your $500 gift will provide students in kindergarten through fourth grade with reference materials for reading and writing activities. These materials include nonfiction books, computer software and consumables, which will be available to all students."
Pictured L to R: Roger Galatas, Galatas Principal Marlene Lindsay, Galatas Assistant Principal Denae Wilker and ISVA board member Veronica Williams
Earth Day Green Up
Earth Day Green Up
Interested in keeping Indian Springs the best looking neighborhood this side of the Mississippi? Then, grab your friends, family and neighbors and join us at the 9th Annual Earth Day Green Up. This community-wide litter cleanup event will be held at numerous locations throughout The Woodlands on March 23, 2019. Indian Springs volunteers (both pre-registered and walk-ups) can check in at Falconwing Park (5610 Rush Haven Drive) between 8am and 10am to receive a map highlighting targeted cleanup areas. Gloves, trash bags and friendship are provided. When the trash is bagged, join everyone from 11am to 1:30pm at Northshore Park for food, fun and live-music. Pre-register at https://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/greenup or by calling 281-210-3800.