1560562433 <![CDATA[News Entries]]> http://local.rosewoodservices.com/ en michaeld@rosewoodservices.com Copyright 2019 2019-06-14T15:12:00+00:00 <![CDATA[‘Kids Day’ at Rosewood Ranch Brings Fun and Excitement for Children]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/kids-day-ranch6-19 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/kids-day-ranch6-19#When:15:12:00Z {image_1}

More than 65 energetic children ventured out to enjoy the ninth annual “Kids Day at the Ranch” on June 8, presented by Rosewood Services.

Children participated in “Kids Day” activities, which included trail-pattern horse riding, horse-drawn wagon rides, cake walk, and getting to delight in the scrumptious taste of sno cones and corn dogs. Kids Day also featured fun farm chores, water games, face painting, and coloring ranch-themed pages.  {image_2}

Rosewood Ranch, located five miles north of Pawnee Rock, provides year-round therapeutic horse riding for children with developmental disabilities. The Ranch opens one day each year to its children riders and their siblings, as well as to children of Rosewood Services employees.

“Kids Day has become a special day annually for our Rosewood community,” said Tammy Hammond, executive director of Rosewood Services. “It’s an exciting day for the children, who get a fun glimpse of ranch life. It’s also a special time for families where they get to experience quality time and create memories.

“We thank everyone who participated, including all of our volunteers who made this year’s event a success.”

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Find more about Rosewood Services Inc. online, http://rosewoodservices.com


For more information, contact Anna Hammond, Rosewood Services, annah@rosewoodservices.com, 620-793-5888

June 14, 2019
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of public relations, Rosewood Services, 620-639-0407, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Rosewood Coordinates Purchase of Tricycle for Teen with Disabilities]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/detello-trike-donation6-19 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/detello-trike-donation6-19#When:21:28:00Z Rosewood Services coordinated the purchase of a specialized tricycle for a Pawnee Rock teenager with special needs. Italia De Tello, 17, received her new trike in mid-May, two years after her previous tricycle was mangled in a tornado that swept through Pawnee Rock. The purchase of the trike was made possible by contributions of three entities: Rosewood Roots & Wings Foundation, Southwest Developmental Services Inc., and Salina AMBUCS Breakfast Bandits.

“The De Tellos are such a giving family; they’ve done a wonderful job of always trying to make the world a better place,” said Vicki Schmitt, senior director of Rosewood Services. “They are very deserving of this donation.”

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The project began several months earlier with a request from Anita De Tello, mother of Italia, to Schmitt. Other needs had already been addressed for Italia in previous person center planning meetings, but Italia still needed the specialized tricycle that provides balance and coordination when she rides. The new mint-green trike with white wall wheels was finally purchased from Golden Belt Bicycle Shop in Great Bend and delivered to her.

“The bike is a miraculous blessing for us,” said Ted De Tello, who operates Praise Ranch in Pawnee Rock, along with his wife Anita.

The Ranch is a faith-based ministry, which provides emergency placement and serves as a first responder of children in need. The Praise Ranch facility suffered significant damage during the tornado, and the gymnasium took a direct hit from the storm. That’s where the children’s bicycles were parked, leaving them in a mangled heap.

“All their bikes were just one big ball from the tornado” explained Anita. “It made a sculpture of bikes.”

Operating a faith-based charity and with expensive repairs still needed for their tornado-damaged building, the couple has worked diligently to replace all of the bicycles for their children. After nearly two years, only the trike for Italia was missing because of its expense. Now, having bikes for all six of their girls is a significant event, said Ted.

“The bikes are important because they give our family an outside experience together,” he said, adding that they ride bikes twice daily, weather permitting. “This is our circle of trust with Italia; we do everything together as a family. We include her in everything because she is a key ingredient of our family. Now, she has her bike to join in once again.”

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What was Italia’s reaction when she saw her tricycle for the first time?

“She was thrilled, about like if you came out and had a Maserati sitting in your garage, or a Countach or a Porche 911,” explained Ted. “That’s how big her joy was.”

Added Anita, “Her sisters wanted to get on it and try it, but that wasn’t happening. That’s her bike!”

Anita has witnessed an additional benefit to Italia receiving her new tricycle. Living with autism, it can be difficult for Italia to express her feelings. The oldest of her siblings, the trike has now allowed Italia to outwardly express her independence, eight months after her younger sister, Isabella, began driving.

“I noticed Italia getting a bit more frustrated, a little more vocal than normal and I think it was because she saw her younger sister driving and doing these things that she’s not able to do,” explained Anita. “The bike has given her that independence. Being able to ride outside, she calls it her car. She hops on her car and now she is able to drive, too. She feels like her sister, actually able to drive something and in control of something. I think there is something to be said for special needs people and bikes.

“It’s amazing that three organizations pooled together to make this happen for her, said Anita. “We are so thankful for their donation to Italia and to our family.”

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Find more about Rosewood Services online, http://rosewoodservices.com


For more information, contact Sue Cooper, Rosewood Roots & Wings Foundation Director, suec@rosewoodservices.com, 620-796-2242.

June 6, 2019
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of public relations, Rosewood Services, 620-639-0407, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Rosewood Saturdays T-Shirt Fundraiser Runs Through June for Golden Belt Humane Society]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/humane-society-fundraiser6-19 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/humane-society-fundraiser6-19#When:14:20:00Z Buy a pet-lover t-shirt; help rescue an animal. Golden Belt Humane Society is offering this doggone great opportunity through its “Adopt A Pet” fundraising campaign that runs through June 30.

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The t-shirts are created by Rosewood Saturdays T-Shirts, a t-shirt line offered through Rosewood Roots & Wings Foundation as an initiative designed to support charitable causes and to create opportunities for people with disabilities. Up to 40 percent of each sale made through the Humane Society’s campaign will be donated to the local animal shelter.

“We’ve done t-shirt fundraisers before, but we have never really pushed for online sales in this capacity through Facebook. We are very interested to see how this develops and to see how much of an impact social media plays for this kind of fundraiser,” said Heather Acheson, director of Golden Belt Humane Society.

{image_2} People have the option to purchase t-shirts for the fundraiser by going to Rosewood Bargain Barn, 1215 Main Street, Great Bend. They can also order online at rwsaturdaystshirts.com. People can also link up to the campaign on Facebook through Golden Belt Humane Society facebook.com/gbhumanesociety, or through Rosewood Bargain Barn, facebook.com/rwbargainbarn.

The Golden Belt Humane Society is an organization dedicated to animal welfare that provides temporary housing and medical care to unwanted and stray animals. The organization’s mission includes the placement of animals by adoption or by networking with rescues.

The fundraising campaign began last Friday and included a promotion last Saturday at Rosewood Bargain Barn. Shirts were also sold last Saturday during June Jaunt at Kilby Square in downtown Great Bend. In conjunction to the event, the shirts were promoted during the June Jaunt Fashion Show, which took place at the band shell in Kilby Square. Now, the fundraiser carries forward at the Bargain Barn and online.

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Find more about Rosewood Services online, http://rosewoodservices.com


For more information, contact Sue Cooper, Rosewood Roots & Wings Foundation Director, suec@rosewoodservices.com, 620-796-2242.

June 5, 2019
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of public relations, Rosewood Services, 620-639-0407, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Cooper Named Roots & Wings Foundation Director for Rosewood Services]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-foundation-cooper12-18 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-foundation-cooper12-18#When:12:02:00Z {image_1}

Sue Cooper is spreading her wings by taking over a program that is based on helping people with developmental disabilities to spread their wings. She started her new role as director of Roots & Wings Foundation for Rosewood Services on Dec. 17, after serving for more than six years as program officer for Golden Belt Community Foundation.

{image_2}“Rosewood Services is progressive and innovative in how it serves people with disabilities and the community,” said Cooper. “Roots & Wings is an open book for me. It allows me to put the leadership skills I’ve developed into action and facilitate goals to see what will develop from them. In a sense, it is me spreading my wings for this amazing cause.”

Roots & Wings Foundation was founded in 1998 to help advance the physical and mental needs of individuals with disabilities. It funds educational, instructional, therapeutic and recreational opportunities by providing wheelchairs, technical and assistive equipment, dental and medical care and legal assistance. It also strives to enrich the life experiences of disabled individuals by funding trips to museums, concerts and other activities.

“Sue is the perfect person to lead Roots & Wings because of her experience with community leadership, foundations and fundraising,” said Rosewood Services founder and executive director Tammy Hammond. “We are excited to have her on board and we look forward to her leading our foundation in its role of advancing possibilities for people with disabilities, as well as advancing opportunities within our community.”

Beyond her experience with Golden Belt Community Foundation, Cooper earned a bachelor’s degree in Organizational & Leadership Management from Friends University.  She brings a wealth of knowledge with more than 12 years of experience working with both federal and local grants. Over the past several years, she has served on committees and boards for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, 100 People Who Care Barton County, and Prince and Peace Parish in Great Bend.

“It’s always hard to move on to a new adventure,” exclaimed Cooper. “I have a heavy heart because (Golden Belt Community Foundation) was my home and I took my role there very seriously. But I’ll still be working with the same community stakeholders, just in a different position. Part of my new role is to be out of the office more than it is to be in the office, telling the Rosewood story. I’m looking forward to getting started.”  

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Find more about Rosewood Services online, http://rosewoodservices.com


For more information, contact Anna Hammond, Rosewood Services, 620-793-5888

Dec. 26, 2018
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Story by: Michael Dawes, 785-577-8348, michaeld@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Great Bend Cookie Contest Proceeds Net $800 for County Food Bank]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/gb-holiday-cookie-contest12-18 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/gb-holiday-cookie-contest12-18#When:04:13:00Z ​{image_1}

Pleasant weather and the delectable taste of sweet treats brought large numbers of judging participants to this year’s annual holiday cookie contest in downtown Great Bend that raises money to help people in need. On Nov. 24, during Small Business Saturday, 150 people participated in the 10th Annual Great Bend Cookie Contest. Proceeds from the contest, totaling $800, were recently donated to the Food Bank of Barton County. In addition to monetary donations, some canned food items were also donated to the Food Bank where volunteers were busily restocking shelves to meet the needs of the community during the holiday season.

“The people and businesses of Barton County have always been generous, and this year has proven to be no different,” said Dan Haselhorst, vice president of the Food Bank Board. “The Barton County Food Bank is able to provide a much-needed service to families and individuals who are going through rough times in their lives. Because of donations such as this, we are able to offer a wider variety of food and supplies throughout the year. The Food Bank Board would like to express a special thank you to all the people who have made this donation possible. Your generosity is very much appreciated.”

Nineteen stores participated in this year’s Great Bend Cookie Contest.  They were Rosewood Furniture Gallery (Cookie Headquarters), A440 Musical Instruments, Beautiful Beginnings, Bling, Brown’s Shoe Store, Buckle, Defy Expectations, Dilly & Doc, Forever Young, Great Bend Coffee, Kustom Floor Designs, Perks Coffee Shop, Office Products Inc., Rana Luna, Renue Salon & Spa, Rosewood Bargain Barn, Rosewood Wine Cellar, That Hipster Place, The Wright Place Flea Market.

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As part of the festivities, cookie contest businesses also donated prizes, which were given to cookie contest participants during a drawing that took place following the evening’s Home For The Holidays Parade.

Once contest votes were tallied, A440 Musical Instruments won “Best Great Bend Cookie,” with its White Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookie. It was the third consecutive year that the music store struck the right note with cookie contest voters.   

“Congratulations to A440 for repeating as this year’s cookie contest winner,” said Great Bend Cookie Contest organizer Anna Hammond. “Thank you to all the businesses for taking the time to bake and serve holiday cookies and also for donating a gift for the drawing. This event has become a fun community tradition that involves food, family, friends, shopping, and best of all, giving to a very worthy cause.”

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Find more about Rosewood Services online, http://rosewoodservices.com


For more information, contact Anna Hammond, annah@rosewoodservices.com, 620-793-5888.

December 12, 2018
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Story by: Michael Dawes, 785-577-8348, michaeld@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[‘Santas Around The World’ Exhibit Open Through December 23 in Great Bend]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/santas-exhibit-great-bend-12-18 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/santas-exhibit-great-bend-12-18#When:11:28:00Z Twenty-three life sized Santas, representing countries and regions from around the world, are basking in the ambience of a winter wonderland of lighted artificial fir trees and festive holiday décor. People can learn about and experience Santa traditions from across the globe by touring the exhibit, now open to the public at 1223 Main Street. The multi-cultural Santas are a collection that span five years of work and artistry by Great Bend artist Loretta Miller.

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The public can visit the international Santa display from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and from 1-6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. People can schedule appointments outside of those hours by calling Rosewood Roots & Wings Foundation Office at 620-796-2242. The Santa exhibit will be on display through Dec. 23.

There is a $2 charge per person to visit the exhibit; children 8 and younger are admitted free, when accompanied by an adult. Admission proceeds go to Volunteers In Action (RSVP), or to Rosewood Roots & Wings Foundation.

Additionally, Santa Claus is present at the location to visit with children during regular hours that the “Santas” exhibit is open this season.

Read more about the Santas display …

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Find out more about Rosewood Services online, http://rosewoodservices.com

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December 11, 2018

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Story by: Michael Dawes, 785-577-8348, michaeld@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Kansas Tourism Group Discovers Rosewood Winery]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-winery-ks-tourism-meeting11-18 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-winery-ks-tourism-meeting11-18#When:03:20:00Z {image_1}

“Kansas has more to offer than you think.” That’s the mantra of the South Central Kansas Tourism Region. On Wednesday, Nov. 28, members of the organization put that slogan to the test by venturing onto country roads to discover one of those tucked-away destinations that is nestled in the rolling plains west of Great Bend.

Members conducted their November meeting at Rosewood Winery, which is part of Rosewood Ranch, located five miles north of Pawnee Rock. Although there are more than two-dozen wineries in Kanas, Rosewood Winery is the only one in the nation devoted to providing employment opportunities to people with developmental disabilities. It opened in the fall of 2012 and has provided work opportunities for people with disabilities ever since, producing more than 30 varieties of Kansas wines at that location.

SCKTR is an organization whose members are associated with industries of attractions and events. Members represent 22 Kansas counties that are dedicated to enhancing tourism exposure in the south central Kansas region. Barton County represents the northwest area for that region.

For Wednesday’s meeting, the SCKTR members were hosted by Great Bend community coordinator Christina Hayes, who also heads the Great Bend Visitors and Convention Bureau.

“I love to be able to show off the amazing finds of the Great Bend area,” explained Hayes about coordinating the meeting with the tourism organization and the winery. “Rosewood’s products are highly recommended and the story behind the company is something our area can really brag about. It’s a no-brainer to showcase the winery to the South Central Kansas Tourism group because not only do the members love knowing about our region of Kansas, but they are amazing cheerleaders to showcase our great tourism opportunities to others!”

Great Bend community member Mark Mingenback gave a special presentation to the group titled "Importance of Community Self Image." In that presentation, he stressed the importance of building positive relationships.

During the meeting, each tourism representative shared upcoming holiday events and activities happening in their locations and across the state of Kansas. Following their meeting, the group had lunch and toured the winery, as well as Rosewood’s equine therapy ranch. They also had the opportunity to participate in wine tasting.

“Our meetings are more meaningful when we have a venue such as Rosewood Winery to hold our meetings,” said SCKTR president Dollie Mathes. “We enjoyed learning about their story and how they came to be. The winery provided a beautiful holiday backdrop for our last meeting of the year. The lunch was very delicious as well. … I believe we all came away with a feeling that we will be back sometime on our own or with another group.” 


For more information, contact Jennifer Stoddard, jennifers@rosewoodservices.com, 620-617-7913.

December 4, 2018
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Story by: Michael Dawes, 785-577-8348, michaeld@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Horse Riders Shine In 14th Annual Rosewood Rodeo]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-rodeo-post-nr10-18 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-rodeo-post-nr10-18#When:01:11:00Z {image_1}

As a gloomy early autumn day lingered outdoors, dozens of radiant smiles beamed indoors at Great Bend Expo III Arena on Oct. 6. That’s because more than 40 equine therapy riders from Rosewood Ranch were taking the opportunity to show their horsemanship skills and abilities during the 14th Annual Rosewood Rodeo.

The riders participate in equine therapy throughout the year at Rosewood Ranch, which exists to help people with disabilities, and is located approximately five miles north of Pawnee Rock. The rodeo is the day they get to showcase their abilities to family and friends.

“In 14 years, we have seen sunshine, rain, and even snow, but it hasn’t mattered,” explained Rosewood Ranch manager Eric Hammond. “Rain or shine and even in cold weather, this day has become absolutely the best day of the year for our rodeo participants and their families. It wasn’t the best day weather-wise this year, but it wound up being an amazing day for our riders in the arena. All of them did well.”

The clients who participated in the 14th Annual Rosewood Rodeo were: Courtnery Adams, Crystal Alkire, Pam B., Kammi Bennett, Robin Bethel, Keith Boyer, Charles Bortz, Darren Brown, Jamie Crone, Vance Cornwell, Chris Devine, Jason Ehrentrout, Jonathan Folkerts, Codie Hardie, Taylor Hertach, Ashley Hullett, Jonathan Howe, Shaun Ledesma, Daniel Leroy, Jere McCutchen, Tyler Michaelis,  Mary Minear, Rita Mestas, Samantha Purcell, Angie Rogers, Josh Radar, Tori Rose, Andy Schultz, Dawn Specht, Abbie Stanley, Josh Trimmer, Melissa Trimmer, Debbie Wasinger, Trenton Welsch, and Jim Wonsetler.

Rosewood’s youth riders, involved in the Children’s Horse Therapy Program, participated in a trail pattern event at the beginning of the rodeo. At the end of each of their rides, the youth riders received a ribbon for their participation and they were photographed with their family members. Youth riders participating were: Kanye Cross, Italia DeTello, Ethan Harr, Gentry Ramsey, and Landon Titsworth.

Immediately following the rodeo, awards were presented. Jim Wonsetler earned the medal for “Best Cowboy Spirit;” Codie Hardie was named “Most Improved Rider,” and Darren Brown won the “Most Inspirational Leader” award. Ribbons were presented to participants for Trails, along with Barrel and Horsemanship events. The clients competed in three levels, depending on their riding ability: rider with lead and side-walker, rider with lead, and independent rider. During the awards ceremony, high point and reserve awards were presented to Horse Show participants. The adult therapy riders were recognized in front of their peers and spectators for earning the most points in their respective categories during Horse Show Days at Rosewood Ranch throughout the spring and summer. Sashes were awarded to a dozen winners, representing three divisions in the categories of trail and horsemanship.

Winners in each respective category were: High Point Horsemanship - Shaun Ledesma, Robin Bethel, Josh Radar;  Reserve Horsemanship - Kammi Bennett, Rita Mestas, Keith Boyer; High Point Showmanship - Chris Devine; Reserve Showmanship - Josh Trimmer; High Point Trail - Mary Minear, Jason Ehrentrout, Tori Rose; Reserve Trail - Charles Bortz, Samantha Purcell, Jere McCutchen.

Other events throughout the day added to the rodeo experience. They included two performances by the award winning all-female Heartland Twisters riding drill team. The Administration Team won the staff competition against the Residential and Day Services Teams. A silent auction of items donated by local businesses was held to raise money, with proceeds from the auction going to Rosewood’s Roots and Wings Foundation. And a tack shop also provided items for sale, selling items made by Rosewood clients who work at Rosewood Studio. Games and activities entertained children throughout the day. A celebration barbecue was served at lunch during the rodeo. Dan Haselhorst provided the invocation during the Rodeo grand entry ceremony, which began the day’s events.

This year’s rodeo was made possible with the help of 15 sponsors. Sponsors were: Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball; Alterna Care Home Health; Community Bank of the Midwest; Gibbs Electric, Great Bend Appliance Furniture & Sleepsource; Heartland Homecare Services;  Keller Real Estate & Insurance Agency; Kustom Floor Designs; Marmie Motors & Marmie Ford; Miller Lawns, Moeder Plumbing, Heating & Air; MPIRE Properties, Office Products Inc. (OPI); Rich’s Automotive, Rosencrantz-Bemis Drilling Co.

Approximately 50 people helped at this year’s event, which was organized by the Rosewood Rodeo Committee, led by Rodeo chairman Anna Hammond.

“I’m amazed every year at the impact this one day has on our riders, their families and our employees,” said Rosewood Services executive director Tammy Hammond. “It takes a tremendous effort from dozens of people to make this event a success, and for 14 years on this one day, we’ve been able to come together to create memories that last a lifetime for people with disabilities and their families. My sincere gratitude goes out to each of our participants, our sponsors, volunteers, and everyone who played a part in making this year’s rodeo a success.”

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Find more about Rosewood Services online, rosewoodservices.com


For more information, contact Eric Hammond, erich@rosewoodhorseranch.com, 620-786-1693

October 15, 2018
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Story by: Michael Dawes, 785-577-8348, michaeld@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Rosewood ECycle Opens in Downtown Great Bend]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-e-recycling http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-e-recycling#When:01:51:00Z {image_2}

You now have a place to conveniently take those antiquated or broken electronics products that you’ve been collecting over the years. Rosewood Services has recently opened Rosewood ECycle in downtown Great Bend where it offers free, convenient e-waste recycling.

{image_1}People can drop off their electronics for recycle at Rosewood Maintenance Building, 2200 Main Street from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. They can also drop off products at Rosewood Bargain Barn 1215 Main Street, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Rosewood ECycle accepts computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, laptops, televisions, video game consoles, DVD players and VCRs, cameras, cell phones, telephone equipment and just about any other electronic device. You will receive a tax deduction receipt when you drop off working electronic equipment for re-sale.

“By recycling with us, you’ll benefit our community, the environment, and you’ll help create jobs for people with developmental disabilities,” said Tammy Hammond, CEO and Founder of Rosewood Services. “This is a program that has been in the planning stages for quite some time as we worked on fine-tuning our process. We’re excited to finally open the doors on this new green business that will give our clients additional work opportunities and serve a vital need for the community.”

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Find more about Rosewood Services online, http://rosewoodservices.com


For more information, contact Anna Hammond, Rosewood Services, 620-793-5888.

September 14, 2018
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Story by: Michael Dawes, 785-577-8348, michaeld@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Rosewood Maintenance Facility Bolsters Employment Training for People with Disabilities]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-maintenance-training9-18 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-maintenance-training9-18#When:10:50:00Z {image_1}

In an effort to diversify employment training opportunities for people with developmental disabilities, Rosewood Services has opened its Maintenance Training Facility at 2200 Main Street, Great Bend. The new facility is designed to train clients in the areas of mechanical repair, vehicle detailing, window washing, lawn care and electronic recycling.

“These programs have been designed with the idea that once individuals successfully complete a program, they will be qualified to work in that area of industry,” said Anna Hammond, Rosewood Director of Business Development. “These programs are added to the many other employment training programs we already offer people with developmental disabilities. It’s important to give people choices for opportunities in the workforce. With proper training in the areas we have developed, people with disabilities can become stronger candidates for local employers. Our experience shows that with proper training in an area where people show interest and aptitude, they are more successful in achieving long-term employment.”

With mechanical repair, clients learn how to repair small items such as lawn mowers, bicycles, and furniture pieces. Vehicle detailing teaches them how to detail the interior and exterior of vehicles, which includes detailing wheels, washing, waxing and polishing vehicles, plus learning aspects of running a car detailing business. The new window washing program trains people how to professionally clean windows. Lawn care teaches them how to water and maintain lawns. And an electronic recycling program is being introduced that teaches clients how to safely disassemble old electronics, such as computers, televisions and radios and prepare them for proper recycling.

“We’re excited about the new programs being offered by our exceptional team at the Rosewood Maintenance Training Facility,” said Tammy Hammond, CEO and Founder of Rosewood Services. “Our staff is fully trained and ready to embark on a new venture that will benefit our clients, community employers and our community as a whole. Our new training facility truly will enhance the opportunities for growth we can offer to our clients.”

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For more information, contact Anna Hammond, Rosewood Services, 620-793-5888.

September 11, 2018
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Story by: Michael Dawes, 785-577-8348, michaeld@rosewoodservices.com

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