GALLERY: See photos from the Out of the Darkness Walk, a 10K race and other recent events in The Woodlands area

2. About 2,520 walkers participated in the suicide prevention and awareness walk in The Woodlands this year. 
Courtesy Rob Vanya
2. About 2,520 walkers participated in the suicide prevention and awareness walk in The Woodlands this year. Courtesy Rob Vanya

2. About 2,520 walkers participated in the suicide prevention and awareness walk in The Woodlands this year. Courtesy Rob Vanya

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1. The Out of the Darkness Walk, organized by the Southeast Texas chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, led walkers on a 2-mile stretch along The Woodlands Waterway. Courtesy Rob Vanya
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3. A live music performance by Paisley Piggott and her father, David Piggott, highlighted the Out of the Darkness Walk along with several guest speakers. Courtesy Meredith Paulcheck Photography
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5. Supporters gathered at Town Green Park with messages of hope for survivors and individuals enduring suicide loss. Courtesy Meredith Paulcheck Photography
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6. The annual Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas race was held at Northshore Park on Oct. 12. Courtesy The Woodlands Township
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7. Runners in the Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas race completed a 10K race, a 5K race or a 5K fun run. Courtesy The Woodlands Township
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8. About 300 attendees were present at the small business award luncheon to recognize winners in categories such as family-owned, minority-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned, young entrepreneur and small-business owner. Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper
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9. From left: Mark Mitchell, president of the Lake Houston Area Economic Development Partnership, and Kelly Violette, executive director of the Tomball Economic Development Corp., were masters of ceremony at the Nov. 13 event. Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper
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4. U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Conroe, was among the speakers at the Out of the Darkness Walk. Other speakers included Judge Wayne Mack, who has advocated on behalf of suicide awareness programs in south Montgomery County. Courtesy Roshan Moayed
Recent events in The Woodlands area include a walk organized by the American Federation for Suicide Prevention, a 10K race and an awards ceremony at Lone Star College.

Out of the Darkness Walk draws crowds

The Nov. 2 Out of the Darkness Walk organized by the American Federation for Suicide Prevention brought more than 2,000 people to Town Green Park for a 2-mile walk to show support for survivors of suicide loss.

1. The Out of the Darkness Walk, organized by the Southeast Texas chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, led walkers on a 2-mile stretch along The Woodlands Waterway.

2. About 2,520 walkers participated in the suicide prevention and awareness walk in The Woodlands this year.


3. A live music performance by Paisley Piggott and her father, David Piggott, highlighted the Out of the Darkness Walk along with several guest speakers.

4. U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, was among the speakers at the Out of the Darkness Walk. Other speakers included Judge Wayne Mack, Montgomery County Precinct 1 justice of the peace, who has advocated on behalf of suicide-awareness programs in south Montgomery County.

5. Supporters gathered at Town Green Park with messages of hope for survivors and individuals enduring suicide loss.

Memorial Hermann holds 10 for Texas

The annual Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas race held Oct. 12 included three events for a variety of ages and ability levels.

6. The annual Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas race was held at Northshore Park on Lake Woodlands Drive.

7. Runners in the Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas race completed a 10K race, a 5K race or a 1-mile fun run.

Lone Star College announces small-business award winners

The 33rd annual Small Business of the Year award luncheon was held Nov. 13 at the Lone Star Community Building in The Woodlands, recognizing small-business owners in the areas serviced by the college system.

8. About 300 attendees were present at the small-business award luncheon to recognize winners in categories such as family-owned, minority-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned, young entrepreneur and small-business owner.

9. From left: Mark Mitchell, president of the Lake Houston Area Economic Development Partnership, and Kelly Violette, executive director of the Tomball Economic Development Corp., were masters of ceremony at the Nov. 13 event.

This article ran in the December 2019 edition of The Woodlands. Read the full e-edition here.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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