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Volume 2, Issue 9

Lakemont Introduction Congratulations to these Yard of the Month recipients for August 2011!

Lakemont Bend............................ 20911 Garden Arbor Lakemont Park............................. 20607 Rustic Hearth Lakemont Court.......................... 19810 Middlegate Lakemont Ridge........................... 7114 Rambling Tree Lakemont Cove............................ 20910 Shady Isle Lakemont Shores.......................... 21011 Cordell Landing Lakemont Grove.......................... 21118 Chadbourne Trace Lakemont Terrace......................... 20210 Emerald Cliff Lakemont Manor......................... 19823 Heron Shadow Lakemont Trace............................ 21214 Concordia Park Lakemont Meadows..................... 20107 Windsor Trace

NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE YARD FOR

Yard Of The Month

Do you know a neighbor who takes excellent care of their property or a neighbor who has added something new to their yard?  Nominate them by emailing the address to lakemontliving@ yahoo.com Please include a photo if possible.

Congrats Neighbor!

Official Newsletter for the Residents of Lakemont

September 2011

NEIGHBORHOOD Announcements & Events LAKEMONT CLEAN-UP DAY

Please join in keeping our community clean and safe by assisting in collecting trash and debris and reporting any areas of concern that you may notice. On Saturday, September 17th as you head out for your morning or evening walks, take along a trash bag, gloves, and maybe a rake. This way you can still volunteer but do it on your own schedule. We will continue to schedule “Lakemont Clean-Up Days’’ so everyone can participate. Thanks for your time and efforts as we strive to keep Lakemont clean and beautiful. STORY TIME IN THE PARK

Bring your little ones and enjoy a story and picnic at the park with other kids in the community. Story will be told by Rebecca Anderson, one our homeowners. Join us Saturday morning at 8:30am on September 3rd at the Lakehouse. Bring a towel or blanket to sit on and your child’s breakfast/snack and drink. Kids from toddlers to kindergarten welcome. GET CONNECTED…

Sign up to receive community e-mails and updates. Go to our community website www.lakemontca.org and login (for login information contact the HOA). SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO LAKEMONT

We have tentatively scheduled Pictures with Santa on Saturday, December 4th from 1-4pm.  We are looking for a volunteer and a backup to dress up as Santa on that day to take pictures with the kids and families of Lakemont.  We will provide the Santa suit and all accessories.  Please send an email to Jennifer at jenpli@yahoo.com if you are interested. (Continued on Page 3)

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Lakemont Living COMMUNITY INFO

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FM 1093 at Mason Road www.visitlakemont.com For questions, comments or to become a volunteer contact any of the Committee Chairs listed below:

COMMITTEE CHAIR/HOA BOARD

Activities & Events/Executive Chair........................ Jennifer L. ...................................................................jenpli@yahoo.com Deed Restrictions......................................................... Gena T. ......................................................lakemontdeed@yahoo.com Lakes, Parks & Playgrounds...................................... Jason M. ..........................................................jamino69@hotmail.com Newsletter............................................................... Kristina J. .................................................. lakemontliving@yahoo.com Neighborhood Watch............................................ CK Nguyen ....................................................lakemontwatch@yahoo.com Pools............................... Diane P., lakemontpool@hotmail.com Welcome Committee.................................................. Leslye C. ..........................................welcome.committee@hotmail.com Swim Team..............................Rob M., robmitzi@sbcglobal.net

ARTICLE INFO Lakemont Living is mailed monthly to all Lakemont residents. Residents, community groups, churches, etc. are welcome to include information about their organizations in the newsletter. Personal news for the Stork Report, Teenage Job Seekers, recipes, special celebrations, and birthday announcements are also welcome. To submit an article for consideration in Lakemont Living please email it to lakemontliving@yahoo.com. The deadline is the 1stt of the month prior to the issue.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

ALL EMERGENCY CALLS.............................................911 Sheriff’s Dept./Non-Emergency ... 281-341-4700/281-341-4665 Poison Control.............................................. 1800-222-1222 Hurricane Preparedness/Red Cross.................. 713-526-1536 Community Fire Department Station 3........... 281-578-6444 Texas Driver License Office – Katy................... 281-391-4874 Fort Bend County Animal Control.................. 281-352-1512 Fort Bend County Appraisal District............... 281-344-8623 Fort Bend Co. Tax Assessor/Collection............ 281-341-3710 Fort Bend County Vehicle Registration............ 281-341-3709 Fort Bend County Voter Registration............... 281-341-8670 Fort Bend Co. Library – Cinco Ranch.............281-395-1311 McNeill Elementary School.............................832-223-2800 Briscoe Junior High School.............................832-223-4000 Foster High School..........................................832-223-3800 CenterPoint Energy (Natural Gas)................... 713-659-2111 Royal Disposal & Recycle................................ 713-342-0508 AMI – Association Management Inc................ 713-932-1122

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CORRECTION:

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In the July issue of Lakemont Living we regret the following errors: On the front page, the Yard of the Month listings should have been for July 2011. The address for Lakemont Court should have read 19834 Middlegate.

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Lakemont Living Announcements & Events - (Continued from Cover Page) 2011 LAKEMONT CALENDAR OF EVENTS

o Story Time in the Park-September 3rd, 8:30am o Lakemont Clean-Up Day-September 17th o Community Garage Sale (Tentative) – October 8th o Lakemont Clean-Up Day-October 15th o Story Time in the Park-November 5th, 8:30am o Lakemont Clean-Up Day-November 19th o Santa visits Lakemont – December 4th o Lakemont Ladies Club Holiday Dinner (Tentative) – December 5th

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Attention All Residents!! We are asking for your help! As some of you may have noticed, Fort Bend County Road and Bridge Department recently removed (2) stop signs at the intersection of Lakemont Bend Lane and Bright Summer Lane by the recreation center. It has been suggested by the county to have all community members write and/or call the county commissioner and road and bridge department to request that the signs be replaced. This intersection is very dangerous for pedestrians crossing to get to the pool and park facilities due to vehicles traveling at high speeds up and down Lakemont Bend Lane. We will all need to work together to keep Lakemont a safe community for all members and prevent any accidents from occurring. Please send your request to the following address below:

Fort Bend County Road and Bridge: Mailing Address: P.O. Box 148 Richmond, TX 77406-0148 Telephone: 281-342-4513 Fax: 281-238-3635 Email: r&brequests@co.fort-bend.tx.us

County Commissioner – Andy Meyers: Address:22333 Grand Corner Drive Katy, TX 77494 Telephone: (281) 238-1400 Fax: (281) 238-1401 Email: meyersan@co.fort-bend.tx.us

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Lakemont Living GAME DAY MENU

BRAISED CRANBERRY-BARBECUE BEEF SANDWICHES

Ingredients • 1 cup less-sodium beef broth • 1/4 cup instant minced onion • 2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper • 1 (4-pound) boneless chuck roast, trimmed • 1 cup sweet hickory smoke barbecue sauce (such as Bull'sEye) • 1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce • 16 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns Preparation Combine first 3 ingredients in a Dutch oven. Add beef; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 3 hours or until very tender, turning beef occasionally. Remove beef from pan. Reserve 2 cups cooking liquid; discard remaining cooking liquid. Shred beef with 2 forks. Return shredded beef to pan. Add reserved cooking liquid, barbecue sauce, and cranberry sauce; stir well. Cook over mediumlow heat 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve beef mixture on buns. Yield: 16 servings (serving size: 1 bun and about 1/3 cup beef mixture)

ROASTED POTATO SALAD

Ingredients • Potatoes: • 2 teaspoons olive oil • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 4 pounds small red potatoes, quartered • Cooking spray • 1/2 cup chopped green onions • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley • 4 bacon slices, cooked and Copyright © 2011 Peel, Inc.

crumbled • Vinaigrette: • 2 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar • 1 t a b l e s p o o n D i j o n mustard • 2 teaspoons olive oil • 1 / 2 t e a s p o o n b l a c k pepper • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation Preheat oven to 450°. To prepare potatoes, combine first 3 ingredients. Arrange evenly on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 30 minutes or until tender. Let cool. Combine potatoes, onions, parsley, and bacon. To prepare vinaigrette, combine vinegar and remaining ingredients in a jar. Cover tightly; shake vigorously. Add vinaigrette to potato mixture; toss well. Serve immediately. Note: Store the vinaigrette separately and toss with the potato mixture right before serving. Don’t have a jar for the dressing? Whisk the ingredients in a small bowl and then transfer to a sturdy zip-top plastic bag to take to the game. Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

CHOCOLATE-OATMEAL CHUNK COOKIES Ingredients • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter or margarine, softened • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar • 1/2 cup sugar • 2 large eggs • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract • 2 cups all-purpose flour • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda • 1 teaspoon salt • 3 cups uncooked regular oats • 1 (11.5-ounce) package semisweet chocolate mega morsels • 1 cup pecan pieces

Preparation Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, beating well. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; add to butter mixture, mixing well. Stir in oats, morsels, and pecans. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350º for 9 minutes until golden. Cool slightly on baking sheets; transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: Makes 5 dozen.

Enjoy!

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Lakemont Living ADOPTION COALITION Omar is a sweet, loving boy—and he almost always has a smile on face! While he is extremely active and loves to play sports and be outside, Omar does well academically and is a very polite young man. Omar, who turns ten in November, needs an active and involved family who can provide him with consistent expectations, boundaries and structure. An abundance of support and patience will help Omar achieve success in his promising young life. To find out more about Omar, please contact Grace Lindgren, LMSW, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter, at the Adoption Coalition of Texas (512) 810-0813 or gracelindgren@adopttexas.org. Adopting a child from the foster care system requires little or no cost to the adoptive family and funding may be available to help the adoptive family support the child or sibling group. To learn more about the foster care adoption process, please call the Adoption Coalition of Texas at (512) 301-2825, email info@adopttexas.org and visit our website at http://www.adoptioncoalitiontx.org

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Lakemont Living SHOW OFF YOUR SUPERHERO Parents this is your chance to brag on your kiddos. We want pictures of your kids doing everyday things, school events, plays, sports, etc. Send in your pictures to be featured in Lakemont Living. E-mail your pictures to lakemontliving@yahoo.com by the 8th of the month.

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