Picnic on the Park

Fortunately, no winter lasts forever and no spring skips its turn. Picnic on the Park events are the perfect way to celebrate the return of spring! A Ladies Luncheon & Easter Bonnet Contest will be held at the Houston Airport Marriott Wednesday, April 1, followed by the Picnic on the Park Festival on Saturday, April 11 at the Kingwood Town Center .

“Proceeds from both events will benefit Village Learning & Achievement Center – our fifth year to support this local charity,” says event committee member Carla Alvarez of Legacy Marketing Services . “Donations and participation by area businesses make this event successful and fun for everyone in our community while supporting this vital charity’s programs, which reach over 170 individuals with disabilities right here in our community.”



The Ladies Luncheon and Easter Bonnet Contest will be filled with excitement, including vendor shopping, a fashion show presented by Tracy Stunja featuring ETCETERA  fashions , and a trend analysis presented by Cathy Fitzpatrick Cleary. One lucky lady will be pre-selected for a makeover on the day of the event, taken back-stage for hair & make-up, and outfitted with a beautiful dress by ETCETERA, which will be hers to keep! 

We’re looking for another display of beautiful, outrageous, and creative Easter Bonnets! Judges will be awarding exceptional hats in several categories. Individual reservations are $45, and a variety of sponsorship levels are available. To make a reservation, please contact Village Learning & Achievement Center 281-358-6172 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or reserve online . The fashion presentations, followed by lunch will be from 11:30am – 1:00pm. Vendor shopping will be set up from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

The Picnic on the Park family event at Town Center Park is sure to draw a crowd. “Since the inaugural year, the event has grown in attendance to over 6,000, with families planning their Easter weekend around the festivities,” Alvarez notes. Twenty thousand Easter eggs are filled in preparation for the day, and over 100 vendors, craft booths, game booths and sponsors fill the park to satisfy the interests of the teeming crowds.

Many other activities will be available throughout the day, including live entertainment, raffles, and a “Kingwood Idol” karaoke competition. Come join the fun from 10:00am – 4:00pm.

“Local businesses sponsor game booths for the kids each year, and our vendor fair continues to grow,” explains Alvarez. “Sponsorship of both Picnic on the Park events is a wonderful opportunity to highlight your business while supporting the needs of Village Learning & Achievement Center. We are receiving applications for booths now and encourage businesses to reserve their space early.”

Sponsorships and vendor opportunities for the luncheon and the Picnic on the Park family event are available by calling Carla Alvarez at 713-289-0819 or visiting www.picniconthepark.com .

In the event of adverse weather, Picnic on the Park will be held at the Kingwood Park High School located at 4015 Woodland Hills Drive.

Village Learning & Achievement Center is a 501(c) 3 non-profit charitable organization devoted to helping individuals with disabilities enjoy fuller lives in the Kingwood/Humble/Atascocita communities through training, support and residential programs. For additional information visit www.villagelac.org.