Montgomery County, TX (February 16, 2015) –MainStreet America in Spring will host a fundraiser benefiting the clients of Bridgewood Farms on Saturday, April 11, 2015, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The annual event, “Around the World in 180 Minutes” will be an evening of wine tasting along with Live and Silent Auctions. The public is invited to join the fun by purchasing a passport for entry into the event.
Each participant will receive a wine glass with a handmade ceramic wine charm (made by the clients) and a passport. Attendees will travel through eighteen regions of the world getting their passport stamped while tasting wines of that region. Some of the auction items include a Condominium in Cabo San Lucas for a week, a Wine tasting worth $5,000, Disneyland passes, and an item from Donahue Jewelers.
“We are hoping to exceed the amount we raised last year to provide the necessary programs and services for our clients,” Flo Nelson, Executive Director, said.
Founded in 1967, Bridgewood Farms has a mission to provide programs and services to enable individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to reach their highest potential through training and life experiences that build self-esteem and promote personal independence. Bridgewood Farms serves over 100 teens and adults with opportunities to lead healthy and productive lives.
In November the new gymnasium was opened providing clients with the opportunity to promote fitness, exercise, recreational activities, and a healthier lifestyle. The clients are also able to train for both Special Olympics throughout the year regardless of the weather. In the classrooms, clients participate in skills that teach basic nutrition, money management, housekeeping, social interaction, and reading that are specific to the individual and their needs. Other programs include respite care, pre-vocational training, horticulture, ceramics, and adult continuing education.
Media and print sponsors for the event are Flair Development and ReviewIt Magazine. Woodlands Online, and Conroe Today. Décor Builders Hardware is an Apron Sponsor, and Wine Region Sponsors include Blue Ocean Technologies, D&N Economy Plumbing, Cannon Custom Homes, Community Services Associates, Consolidated Communications, Crowl and Associates, Fly’s Right Aviation Services, Joe Kennedy, Wiesner Automotive Group, Kwikset Locks, Mary and Tom Krolczyk, Mr. Rooter Plumbing, the Dental Center of Conroe, Woodforest National Bank, Strike, Planet Lincoln, CB&I, KW Realtors- Marsha and Preston Crawford, and Gary and Beverly Ward. Sponsorship opportunities can be found at www.BridgewoodFarms.org
Passports for entry to the event can be purchased online at www.BridgewoodFarms.org ($75 in advance and $85 at the door). Additional auction items can be donated by contacting Flo Nelson at 936.856.6460 Monday through Friday.
The success of our community is dependent on individuals working together. Bridgewood Farms requests the public to both share and support what we do to help individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities throughout Montgomery County and surrounding areas. Everyone is entitled to feel special. Bridgewood Farms is place where happiness abounds, where peer pressure does not exist and freedom takes on new meaning to improve the quality of life for the clients.
About Bridgewood Farms:: Bridgewood Farms is located on 53 acres serving clients through day programs, respite programs, pre-vocational programs, and other social, wellness, and educational programs for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to promote self esteem and personal independence. The day program is open Monday-Friday from 7:00am-5:30pm, programming is 9:30am- 4:00pm, the after school program is 2:00pm-5:30pm, the respite program is offered 7:00am 9:30am, and then again from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm to help families. Donations are tax deductable and critical to the operating budget. Located at 11680 Rose Road I Conroe, visitors may schedule a visit to volunteer or receive services.