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2014 BACH Fun Fest
Saturday, August 23rd!
December 25, 1994 was a day full of surprises. While we knew our son and daughter-in-law (Eddy and Amy Reynolds) were expecting a baby in early January, we were indeed surprised by the early arrival date of Christmas morning. That morning we received a very special gift and blessing-- our grandson, Jay Forrest Reynolds Shortly after Jay was born we were told of another surprise—Jay had Downs Syndrome. While none of us really knew what to expect, the one thing that we did know was that we loved Jay with all our hearts. At that time, we did not know what to expect on his life journey, but we knew that God indeed had a special plan in mind. Part of that journey was an introduction to the BACH organization, and at the age of six months, Jay’s life became attached to BACH. BACH played such an amazing role in Jay’s development—there were so many incredible people and resources associated with BACH, helping in so many ways-- physical therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, moral support and most importantly unconditional and unwavering love for our very special grandson. BACH provided a path of hope, encouragement, and support when it was so critically needed for we did not know where the path was leading…but we always had the assurance that God had set the path and direction with BACH personnel walking alongside.
And so the journey has continued for 19 years…and we have come to realize so many milestones and blessings along the path. Our Jay graduated June 7, 2014, and he has blessed our hearts and so many others in countless ways. He is a beautiful reminder daily of who we should be and how we should live our lives. He sees the good in everyone, and everything is joyful and happy in all circumstances and lives and appreciates each and every day with a smile. What an example for the rest of us! If all of us would do this, wouldn’t our world be a much better place?
BACH has done so much for our Jay ….so we want to help the BACH family extend their exceptional support for special needs children and their families. As we approach Fun Fest time, we sincerely hope you will join us in supporting the BACH organization so they can continue this good work.
God bless you....Wanetca & Johnny Reynolds, “Jay’s Nanny and PaPa”
BACH (Brazoria County Association for Citizens with Handicaps) has been providing quality services in our community for 41 years! In 2013, over 1200 children (age birth to 12-years-old) who have disabilities or developmental delays (birth to three-years-old) received services through BACH’s Early Childhood Intervention and Support Services Programs. The BACH Fun Fest is one of 3 annual special community events that helps provide resources to continue serving these youngsters and promote awareness of BACH’s programs.
This year, the 15th Annual BACH Fun Fest festivities (sponsored, in part, by the Alvin-Manvel Knights of Columbus, Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department, and Brazoria County Peace Officers Association) takes place from 5:00 ‘til 9:00 on Saturday, August 23rd at the Alvin-Manvel Knights of Columbus Hall at Hwy 6 and CR 146. The Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department and Peace Officers Association will once again be preparing and serving up their County-famous bar-b-q beef, chicken and sausage with all the trimmings! Free children’s entertainment (pony rides, a moonwalk, clowns, face painting, music by Tom’s Fun Band and more), as well as silent and live auctions, will be featured. Children under 12-years-old also eat free.
We hope you can be a part of the upcoming BACH Fun Fest! YOU can assist us…You can be an event sponsor, buy dinner tickets for your family and friends to attend and eat - $12.50 each, donate a live or silent auction item, or simply write your name on a bid sheet or raise your hand during the bidding (or any combination). If you choose to be a sponsor…in addition to your company name being printed on the event donor board, in the auction program, posted on BACH’s website and Facebook Page…you will receive complimentary dinner tickets in the amounts listed below.
$5,000 sponsorship - 12 tickets $500 sponsorship - 6 tickets
$2,500 sponsorship - 10 tickets $300 sponsorship - 4 tickets
$1,000 sponsorship - 8 tickets $100 sponsorship - 2 tickets
Thank you in advance for sharing BACH’s mission of “Helping Children with Special Needs Achieve!” The attached event response form can be returned to us via fax, email, or by phone call and will let us know how you would like to be involved. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of us.
Diane Leaverton Randy Rhyne
2014 Fun Fest Chair 2014 Fun Fest Co-Chair
KC Strate, BACH Tracee Tollett, BACH
Director of Development Assistant Director of Development