YMCA Guides & Princesses Hosts Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance

DSC_1630The South Montgomery County Y Guides and Princess Program is hosting their annual Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance on Saturday, February 8, 7:00 – 10:00pm at the Creekside YMCA. Create lasting memories with your daughter! The evening will include a balloon drop, fun music, line dancing, limbo, refreshments, photo booth and much more.  The community is invited. Registration is $10 per person through Feb. 7th. Pre-registration is required.

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The Sweetheart Dance is one of many parent-child activities offered through the Y Guides and Princess Program. Families today are pulled in many directions.  Time and money are at a premium, with an increasing number of families trying to do more with fewer resources.  Kids have increasingly complex school and extracurricular schedules as well.  That’s why the South Montgomery County YMCA offers Adventure Guides, a program designed to take parents and children on an exciting journey of discovery.

For young children, life is a wondrous journey with the parent as a guide.  That is the premise of Y Guides and Princesses, an exciting parent-child experience.  This life-changing program is an enhanced and updated version of YMCAs’ earlier, time-honored Indian Guides and Indian Princesses parent-child programs. A program that began in 1926.  It celebrates family, nature, community, and plain old-fashioned fun, infused with the YMCA’s five character values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. The program is structured so that one parent spends time with his or her child, building a relationship that is sure to make them “friends forever.”  Indeed, “friends forever” is the program motto.  Typical activities that the Y Guides take part in include: games, crafts, songs, stories, skits and outdoor pursuits, such as camping, hiking and swimming.

To register for the dance, stop by any YMCA location in The Woodlands: 6145 Shadowbend Place, 8100 Ashlane Way, and 6464 Creekside Forest Drive. To learn more, please call 832-698-1283 or visit http://www.ymcahouston.org/south-montgomery-county!

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Coldwell Banker United Needs Your Help for YMCA Operation Backpack

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Now through August 11, YMCA Operation Backpack will collect brand new backpacks filled with school supplies and distribute them to children living in the communities of South Montgomery County YMCA service area. The local YMCAs and their community partners will serve as collection sites for people to drop off backpacks and supplies.

Pictured: Coldwell Banker United, The Woodlands Office, once again participated in YMCA OPERATION BACKPACK program. Each year the number of backpacks collected by this office has surpassed the previous year with a  new total of 150 packs for 2013.

To help follow these simple steps:

  • Purchase a new backpack and/or school supplies
  • Write a note of encouragement to the child and place it in the backpack or supplies
  • Drop off the donation to one of the Y centers in The Woodlands
  • Enjoy the feeling of making a difference in the life of a child

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