“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” Willie Nelson
In the United States the Holiday season begins with Thanksgiving Day. On the fourth Thursday of November we remember those things in our lives for which we are most grateful. One of the greatest blessings for the ACT family is the loving staff that serves our students all year long. So, this Holiday season, take a moment to express your gratitude to Marilynne, Andrew, Margie, Rose, Jill, Shonta, Noel and all of the very dedicated staff for a job well done this year.
What else are we thankful for? First, a successful ACTion Walk, on October 24, despite the rain, we collected over $16,000 for ACT. This helped to get our fund raising efforts back on track. Then looking back to the Spring, we had a great Gala where we honored the Garland Cultural Arts Commission and John Bramblitt, internationally recognized blind artist and his wife Jacqi Serie for their contribution to bringing the arts to people with disabilities. Next, we completed a challenging fiscal year which presented unexpected costs. Most notable was replacing a large broken air conditioning unit in mid-summer. and repairing another. Then we had a major water leak which required walls to be taken out and repaired. Yet we managed to make ends meet, thanks to the many partners who support ACT. Read this newsletter for more details on these topics.
I am grateful for feedback from our families, which provides us with the opportunity to address your issues and make ACT a better place for all of our students. If you have a concern, please, let us know via the suggestion shoebox in the ACT Front Office or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your time, enjoy this newsletter, and join me in counting our blessings. I will see you at Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 12, right here at the Achievement Center of Texas.
David Parrish, President
Board of Directors
Achievement Center of Texas
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