FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Nick Wolda, President
The Woodlands CVB
WELLS FARGO RETURNS AS PRESENTING SPONSOR
FOR MEMORIAL DAY FIREWORKS IN THE WOODLANDS
THE WOODLANDS, TX (May 17, 2012) – Have a blast this Memorial Day as Wells Fargo presents an extravagant firework display during “Memorial Day in The Woodlands,” a free live music event complete with interactive booths, face painters, balloonists and more, May 26 – 27, from 6 pm – 9 pm at Waterway Square. Fireworks will light up the sky at 8:55 pm both evenings.
This is the second year Wells Fargo will serve as a presenting sponsor during the Memorial Day festivities. Wells Fargo operates ten branches throughout The Woodlands area.
“Sponsoring the Memorial Day fireworks provides a great opportunity for Wells Fargo to support The Woodlands community and honor our American soldiers,” said Glenn Godkin, Wells Fargo Greater Houston Regional president. “Last year’s event was spectacular and we look forward to another great success for 2012.”
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy sounds from local country favorite, The Shelia Marshall Band, as the group takes to the stage on Saturday, May 26 from 6 pm – 7:20 pm followed by the top cover band, Rapture, from 7:40 pm – 8:55 pm.
The fun continues on Sunday with live music from Houston’s hottest party band, 11th Hour, from 6 pm – 7:20 pm. Another Houston favorite, Park Avenue, will perform hits from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today from 7:40 pm -8:55 pm.
Following a full evening of festivities at Waterway Square, the crowd will be treated to a grand display of fireworks that will light up the night’s sky both Saturday and Sunday night beginning at 8:55 pm, best viewing at Waterway Square.
Memorial Day in The Woodlands is free and open to the public thanks to Wells Fargo, The Woodlands Development Company, The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center, St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital, Kyle Sherburne – State Farm Insurance, University of Phoenix, Munday Chevrolet, Wrights Printing, and Kroger.
Limited, free curbside parking is available along Lake Robbins Drive, Waterway Avenue, Waterway Square Place, and Timberloch Place. Additional parking is available at the 24 Waterway Parking Garage (corner of Fountain Plaza & Lake Robbins Drive), the Waterway Square Parking Garage (between Fountain Plaza and Woodloch Court) and the parking lot at the corner of Waterway Avenue and Timberloch Place, prices vary.
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About The Woodlands
Located just 30 minutes north of Houston, Texas and minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, The Woodlands is an emerging destination for leisure guests, individual business travelers and groups of all sizes. Visitors to The Woodlands enjoy more than eight million square feet of world-class shopping, dining and entertainment options, more than 194 miles of hike-and-bike trails, the 1,700-acre Mitchell Preserve, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, and kayaking on The Woodlands Waterway, Lake Woodlands and 124 parks. The Woodlands features world-class golf and was the home of the Shell Houston Open for 17 years. The Woodlands also is home to more than 1,500 guestrooms in upscale and boutique properties, select service, limited service, conference and convention centers and a resort.
Wells Fargo is the presenting sponsor of the Memorial Day Fireworks which is an event produced by The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Left to Right: Kelly Ingram, The Woodlands CVB Business Development Specialist; Rebecca Arseneau, Wells Fargo Senior Vice President Business Banking Manager; Doralyn Ware, Wells Fargo Senior Vice President Business Banking Manager; and Nick Wolda, The Woodlands CVB President.