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College’s Annual Holiday Concert Supports Interfaith of The Woodlands

 Holiday Benefit Concert
LSC-Montgomery will continue the tradition of donating all proceeds from their annual holiday benefit concert, held on Friday, December 5, to Interfaith of the Woodlands.
The entire family is invited to join Lone Star College-
Montgomery in giving back to the community during the annual holiday benefit concert on Thursday, December 4, at 7:30 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center (building D).
 
The concert will feature traditional carols, familiar tunes, and upbeat holiday favorites performed by the college’s choirs, jazz ensemble, and symphony orchestra, under the direction of LSC-Montgomery music professors Dr. Eiki Isomura, Cristina Mendoza, and Dr. Mark Marotto.
 
All ticket proceeds will be donated to Interfaith of The Woodlands, a faith-based organization that brings people together to build a more loving and caring community through service.
 
“The organization plays such an important role in bringing aid to our local community,” said Marotto, who also serves as the director of choral activities at LSC-Montgomery. “It’s a pleasure to partner with them once again for our annual holiday concert."
 
This is the ninth year that holiday concert proceeds have been donated to a local non-profit organization, and the sixth year that LSC-Montgomery has partnered with Interfaith of The Woodlands.
 
“Interfaith of the Woodlands is delighted and honored to be the recipient of the proceeds from the holiday choir concert,” said Dr. Ann Snyder, CEO and president of Interfaith of The Woodlands. “We appreciate the decade long partnership of support shown to our community by LSC-Montgomery as we continue to serve our families in need this holiday season.”
 
According to Snyder, Interfaith of the Woodlands is an “incubator” for the community’s social services and congregations, serving as a resource hub for the entire community. The organization works with member congregations, corporations, local businesses, individuals, non-profits and community organizations in order to make a difference in as many lives as possible.
 
Interfaith of the Woodlands helps individuals in crisis through financial assistance for rent, mortgage, utilities, gasoline, prescription drug assistance, emergency shelter, food, counseling, job training, senior programs and child care.
 
In 2005, the college began offering on-campus child care services for its students, and Interfaith of the Woodlands operates and manages that child care center.

Tickets for the holiday concert cost $10 for general admission and $5 for LSC-Montgomery faculty, staff, and students. Additional donations will be accepted.
 
Tickets can be purchased online at www.LoneStar.edu/ticket-info. To make a donation or for more information, contact Fong Chau, program coordinator for fine arts at LSC-Montgomery, at (936) 273-7021. For more information about Interfaith of the Woodlands, visit www.woodlandsinterfaith.org.
 
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.
 
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion.  Today, 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 one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation.  Dr. Steve Head 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, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.