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Tara is a people person and is very attached to her BrightStone friends. She really doesn't like to miss a minute of our activities! Her BrightStone favorites are working in the paint room, learning programs on the computer, helping cook lunch, Yoga class, going to Chick-Fil-A for a snack and visits from the therapy dogs. Kim has just returned from a vacation to Gatlinburg. One of the highlights of her trip was a drive over to Cades Cove. They saw a mama bear and two cubs, lots of deer, wild turkeys and a really big coyote. Wow, what an adventure! When Kim is at BrightStone her list of favorite activities include working in the paint room, bowling, riding the exercise bike and helping cook lunch.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-May 20, 2013 BrightStone was recently awarded $5,000 from the International Door Association, as a result of being selected as the recipient of the IDA Tancil Horne Charity Award. The 2013 IDAExpo was recently held at the Opryland Convention Center. This year’s theme throughout the four days of exhibitions and workshops was “Tune in For Education”. Each year, a local charity is selected to be the recipient of the Charity Award, which not only provides funding, but also provides an opportunity to participate in the exhibition with a booth. BrightStone staff and adults assisted with the BrightStone booth over the final two days of the convention, showcasing and selling BrightStone products and distributing information about BrightStone. During the Opening Session, BrightStone’s Executive Director Brenda Hauk, accompanied by student Adam Finlan, were presented with a $5,000 check to help further the mission of BrightStone. Earlier in the week, representatives from the IDA Board of Directors visited BrightStone to learn more about BrightStone’s program and belief that EVERY person can learn and work. “We are so thankful for the awareness and support that come our way through community partnerships,” stated Mrs. Hauk. “The IDAExpo was a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase BrightStone among many attendees from throughout the country.”
Catherine is a happy young lady who is very outgoing and never meets a stranger. I hope that everyone saw her in her elf costume for the Franklin Christmas Parade last December! She was a perfect energetic elf! Her BrightStone favorites are working in the consumables room, grocery shopping, computer activities, playing basketball at the YMCA and saying the prayer before lunch. You often read or hear quotes by wise famous people. At BrightStone, we have Justin, who freely gives out pearls of wisdom! I wish we had written them all down, as we would have quite a collection! Just in really into all of our BrightStone activities but his favorites are working in ceramics, computer activities, bowling, playing basketball at the YMCA and helping serve lunch. Justin keeps us on our toes!
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Stephen being selected "Star of the Week" just gave him one more thing to smile about this week, as we celebrated his birthday today. Stephen is a happy guy and enjoys visiting with his many friends at BrightStone. Stephen's favorite work area is ceramics and his other favorite BrightStone activities include learning activities on the computer, bowling, playing basketball at the YMCA and helping serve lunch. A good word to describe Ali is friendly! He is always the first to extend his hand when meeting new people. Ali has a fun personality and often enjoys dressing up for holidays. On his birthday he looked so handsome in his shirt and tie and a fun birthday hat--don't you agree? Ali's BrightStone favorites are working in ceramics, computer activities, shopping at Walmart and playing ball at the YMCA. Fish sticks are his favorite BrightStone lunch!