1614668123 <![CDATA[News Entries]]> http://local.rosewoodservices.com/ en michaeld@rosewoodservices.com Copyright 2021 2021-03-01T18:14:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Last Month To Donate to Rosewood AKTION Club Blanket Drive]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-blanket-drive-last-month3-1-21 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-blanket-drive-last-month3-1-21#When:18:14:00Z Donations Benefit Community Children

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With the turning of the calendar, the Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club enters its final month of conducting a blanket drive that goes to helping area children in need. The drive began in mid-January and will conclude at the end of March.

Until that time, Rosewood Miracle Workers are busily accepting new blankets, quilts, and homemade blankets. They are also accepting monetary donations, which are being used to purchase additional blankets.

All donated blankets and monetary donations can be delivered during regular business hours to one of two locations in downtown Great Bend: Rosewood Furniture Gallery, 1607 Main; or Rosewood Bargain Barn, 1215 Main.

Once the drive is completed, Rosewood AKTION Club members will deliver donations to two area agencies: Family Crisis Center, and the Barton County Health Department.

“We’ve had a good turn-out so far with donations, but it’s important for us to finish on a strong note.” explained Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor Frankie Pelster. “From previous years of helping both of these local agencies, I know they will use every donated blanket we can provide to them. I also know that the community support we receive means a great deal to Rosewood AKTION Club members as well as to representatives at Family Crisis Center at the Barton County Health Department. Thank you to everyone who has donated to our cause, so far.”

Rosewood AKTION Club is an affiliate of the national Kiwanis organization that promotes service in action for people with developmental disabilities. The area club allows Rosewood members to be actively involved in the community and to positively impact the lives of others.

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

Follow us at facebook.com/RosewoodServices

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Access Rosewood AKTION Club Blanket Drive Flier at http://rosewoodservices.com/assets/files/AKTION-Blanket-Drive1-21.pdf


For more information, contact Frankie Pelster, Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor, employmentspecialist@rosewoodservices.com, 620-603-6502

March 1, 2021
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[16 Rosewood Employees Awarded for Combined 155 Years of Service]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-service-awards1-21 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-service-awards1-21#When:18:54:00Z {image_1}

Sixteen Rosewood Services employees achieved milestone work anniversaries in 2020 and they were recognized at the end of the year. They represent a total of 155 years of service.

Rosewood Services case manager Vickie Booze achieved 20 years of service. Reaching 15 years of service were Kathy Delimont, Kenneth Kowalsky, and Mary Mull from Residential Department, along with Amanda Hammond, Rosewood’s Director of Services. Achieving 10-year awards were Lori Brainerd and James Underwood from Residential Department, along with Juan Bodine and Cynthia Levingston from Day Services. Five-year employees recognized were Residential employees Sharon Bautista, Caroline Muiruri, Brianne Saunders and Martesia Tyus, Day Service employees Lita Schultz and Brian Vsetecka, and Wine Cellar Manager Dana Turner.   

“I am thankful for these long-term employees; they are so important to the ongoing growth and quality of our agency,” said Rosewood Services Executive Director Tammy Hammond. “Each one of these valued employees represents a unique and daily connection to the people with developmental disabilities, we are privileged to serve. These employees have displayed ongoing professionalism and dedication, and have successfully met many challenges through the years, especially this past year in dealing with a pandemic. I’m honored that they continue to be an important part of our Rosewood team.”

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For more information, contact Michael Dawes, Rosewood director of public relations, michaeld@rosewoodservices.com, 620-792-2536

January 14, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Story by: Michael Dawes, Rosewood PR Director, 620-792-2536
MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Rosewood AKTION Club Seeking Blankets Through March 31]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/aktion-club-blanket-drive1-21 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/aktion-club-blanket-drive1-21#When:17:55:00Z Donations benefit community children 

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Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club is conducting a blanket drive as a way to help children in need. Now through March 31, Rosewood Miracle Workers are accepting new blankets, quilts, and homemade blankets. They are also accepting monetary donations, which will be used to purchase additional blankets.

Once the drive is completed, Rosewood AKTION Club members will deliver donations to two area agencies: Family Crisis Center, and the Barton County Health Department.

“Our AKTION Club members always look forward to our annual blanket drive; they take great pride in conducting it,” explained Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor Frankie Pelster. “That’s because they know how much the gift of warmth and comfort means to the children who receive blankets. They hear from representatives of both agencies about what the donations mean to the children and their families who receive them. And each year, there is such a great need for more blankets. We are so appreciative of anyone who can help us with our worthy cause.”

All donated blankets and monetary donations can be delivered during regular business hours to one of two locations in downtown Great Bend: Rosewood Furniture Gallery, 1607 Main; or Rosewood Bargain Barn, 1215 Main.

Rosewood AKTION Club is an affiliate of the national Kiwanis organization that promotes service in action for people with developmental disabilities. The area club allows Rosewood members to be actively involved in the community and to positively impact the lives of others.

Find more about Rosewood Services online, http://rosewoodservices.com
Follow us at facebook.com/RosewoodServices

Access Rosewood AKTION Club Blanket Drive Flier at http://rosewoodservices.com/assets/files/AKTION-Blanket-Drive1-21.pdf

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For more information, contact Frankie Pelster, Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor, employmentspecialist@rosewoodservices.com, 620-603-6502

January 11, 2021
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[A Christmas Message]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/tammy-christmas-message12-23-20 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/tammy-christmas-message12-23-20#When:17:22:00Z from Rosewood Services Executive Director Tammy Hammond - December 23, 2020


Merry Christmas!

{image_1}Yes,  unbelievably its Christmas…already…this year has been uncertain to say the least, and when you factor in the newly demanded awareness we need to live with everyday,  I would suggest it has also been the most exhausting year most of us have ever spent…then here comes Christmas with its expected hustle and bustle to add to a tired family, or maybe a worn out business, or whatever each personal situation may be.  

The stress of 2020 presents the possibility of stealing the joy we once hoped for, and expected from, the Christmas holiday we have been accustomed to for years…suddenly it is families not gathering, meals not shared together, laughter and cheers not enjoyed…

Because of all of this,  I want to share something that recently touched my heart,  and maybe brought a bit of perspective to the moment for me.  I encourage you to spend a few minutes to watch the video I will attach at the end.

In this video,  you will see a 10 year old boy stand on stage and sing.  His youthful talent is possibly even more incredible due to his autism and blindness,  but it is the message of hope he holds out in his song that I found so touching… The wisdom to recognize hope despite circumstances or situation.

As I listened to him ask “Open the eyes of my heart Lord,” it reminded me that eyesight can be so deceiving, that circumstances are not always as we see them to be… The sight that is truly important is the eyesight of our hearts…we instinctively feel in our hearts what is right,  what is good…it is with the eyes of our heart that we recognize the blessings we are surrounded with…when we focus on those rather than the turmoil surrounding us,  we can find and feel the calmness that seems so elusive right now.

I hope you will take a moment to watch this young man,  I hope it brings the same feeling of calmness and peace to your heart that it does to mine….as I realize the real answer to 2020 is timeless…the hope for the future is not political,  or scientific,  but is truly about the message of Hope that Christmas Celebrates...and the Joy we can chose to feel as we share this season with one another…

Merry Christmas

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2020-12-23T17:22:00+00:00
<![CDATA[Trolley Donation A Longtime Dream of Benefactor to Community]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/dolly-trolley-donation-nr12-22-20 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/dolly-trolley-donation-nr12-22-20#When:20:05:00Z Hello, Dolly!

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Chances are that you have seen the “Dolly Trolley Company” vehicle motoring around Great Bend this holiday season. The trolley is a gift donated to Rosewood Roots & Wings Foundation by benefactor Sheryl Cheely, in an effort to bring a new experience to the community.

Since last week, hourlong holiday lights tours have been offered during the evening, scheduled through RePerks Coffee Shop at 1216 Main Street in downtown Great Bend. Those tours will continue through the end of the year, with the exception of Sundays and holidays.

For Cheely, bringing a community trolley to Great Bend is a 15-year dream come true. She saw that the city of McPherson used its trolley to the point of now needing a replacement. She wanted the same community experience available to Great Bend.

"A trolley is different and fun for the community," explained Cheely. "It's fun to ride for the local people, as well as visitors to our area. McPherson has definitely used their trolley, and I know we will do the same. I see a lot of uses for it. There could be big uses for economic development, leadership groups, businesses, and events happening in the area. The trolley is an excellent way to have them see our city and show them what we have. It provides a better experience than simply putting them in a car and taking them around.”

Cheely was in search of a trolley for several years before she was alerted about one for sale at a small resort in the northern part of the United States. She made the purchase and the trolley was driven to Great Bend by resort staff.  It arrived in mid-August needing repairs. Not to worry, however. Restoring the vehicle into Dolly Trolley became the responsibility of Rosewood Services’ automotive expert Gerald Hickman. He had it road ready in time for its holiday debut.

"The day that it arrived at the Rosewood Maintenance Building, I came by and looked at it," Cheely remembered. "I didn't introduce myself and I should have. I just walked around it a couple of times, probably with a really silly grin on my face. ...  I actually met Gerald the other night when we took the first trolley ride and I thanked him for the opportunity. It was an exciting moment for me."

Cheely and several members of the ‘Santas Around The World’ committee took the trolley's first ride in the evening on Nov. 28. Cheely was originally scheduled to ride the trolley that evening as Grand Marshal during the ‘Home For The Holidays Parade,’ but the parade was canceled. Even without the excitement of a parade, her first trolley ride was a cherished experience.

"I'm feeling very, very happy right now," said Cheely as the trolley drove through downtown Great Bend with the city's illuminated store windows glowing in Christmas cheer. "I’m ecstatic; I feel just like a little kid at Christmastime."

That moment served as an emotional and personal experience for Cheely. Even the name, Dolly Trolley Company, bears the name of her mother, Dolly Aumiller. The trolley name also is fitting because Dolly is the nickname of Sheza Lady Principle, one of Rosewood Ranch's beloved therapy horses, who passed away more than a year ago.

"My mother was called Dolly her whole life from the time she was born," said Cheely. "She meant a lot to me and she would have loved something like this. It turns out that (Rosewood Services Executive Director) Tammy Hammond had one of her favorite horses that she nicknamed Dolly, so it became the Dolly Trolley."

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Dolly Trolley rides quickly filled up for the holiday season when they were announced last week. People can still check availability for trolley rides daily on the RePerks Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/perkscoffeegb, in case of cancellations. Planning for Dolly Trolley rides in 2021 is in progress and opportunities will be announced to the public when they are finalized. Cheely said she is overjoyed about the community's response with the roll-out of the new trolley.

"It’s an exciting time in Great Bend,” said Cheely. “I have to thank Tammy (Hammond) to start with for accepting the trolley and working with me to get it ready. I think that the Roots & Wings Foundation will be a great place for it. Gerald has been absolutely wonderful doing the work on it. Everything about the trolley works great and it looks amazing."

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Find more about Rosewood Services online, http://rosewoodservices.com
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For more information, contact Michael Dawes, Rosewood Services Director of Public Relations, michaeld@rosewoodservices.com, 620-792-2536.

December 22, 2020
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of public relations, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Window Decorating Contest Transforms Downtown Great Bend into Holiday Showcase]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/window-decorating-post-nr12-20 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/window-decorating-post-nr12-20#When:17:25:00Z {image_1}

Drive through downtown Great Bend at night during this holiday season and you will marvel at the festively creative storefronts that light the way. While Christmas window decorating is a normal occurrence each holiday, this year’s window decorations are extraordinary due to the inaugural Christmas Window Decorating Contest, which included an incentive of $3,000 in prize money that was provided by an anonymous donor.

The results of the incentive-laden donation are unmistakable as 42 decorated windows were included in the inaugural “Best Christmas Window” contest. Winners were announced on Dec. 2.  Cornerstone Interiors Team took the Grand Champion award and were provided $1,500 for having the winning window at 1405 Main, which was titled “Candy Land.” Yours Truly Gift & Flower Shoppe, 2017 Lakin, was named Reserve Grand Champion and was awarded $1,000 for its theme of “Elf’n Around the Christmas Tree.” Third place and $500 went to Loretta Miller at 2021 Forest for her theme of “Believe in the Magic.”

“I took my niece and nephew and my great niece downtown the night before Thanksgiving and I had to pull over a couple of times because I was impeding traffic,” said the window contest donor. “Just wow and super impressive. There were more decorated windows than I thought there would be. I find all of them joyful. I'm just glad that I didn't have to choose the winners.”

The difficult task of choosing winners went to a team of professional artists and interior designers. Judges for this year were Criss Palacioz, retired interior designer from Hutchinson; Teresa Hartman, crafter and decorator from Salina; and the team of Shafer Art Gallery directors from Barton Community College, Dave Barnes and Scott Beahm. They utilized a judge’s score card based on four criteria, which were General Presentation, Workmanship, Lights, and Originality.

The event was organized by the Rosewood Roots & Wings Santa Committee that also is associated with ‘Santas Around The World,’ the multicultural holiday exhibit, which is currently open for the season in downtown Great Bend. Boundaries for the window-decorating contest covered 10th to 18th Streets, and from Williams to Kansas Streets in Great Bend. There were no fees to enter, but participants were responsible for the cost of decorations. Applicants who did not have a store window to decorate were assigned a vacant window in downtown based on availability. Participants submitted their applications by Nov. 9 and judging for the window decorations took place from Nov. 21 – 25.

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The window that the Cornerstone Interiors Team decorated was the one that business owner Debbie Deutsch decorated each Christmas for 25 years before moving her business to a rural location in Barton County a few years ago. Coming up with a new design was an easy task, but getting the window done in a period of two weeks was the hard part. She needed the work of her team to help pull it together.

“It's not difficult to come up with ideas because my brain never shuts off,”  explained Deutsch. “I knew instantly what theme I wanted to do, I just had to find all of the elements. I used (granddaughter) Harper's play house, although it turned into a different color for the display. My other inspiration was my grandchild, Raymond. When I go to Kansas City, I play Candyland with him all the time.”

For the “Yours Truly Elves,” they started meeting and planning their Christmas window in late August, as soon as they learned about the contest. It turned into a group effort, led by store employees Katie Stansfield and Kaitlyn Robl, but also involved the complete Yours Truly team, including owner Amy Habiger.

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“Our theme fell together slowly and in pieces,” explained Stansfield. “We incorporated what we do in the business into our window design: Gift wrapping, flowers, and wreaths. We also included our signage.”

 “We spent a lot of time on our windows,” added Robl. “We were very nervous about the contest and were hoping we would win. We are proud of the way our  display turned out, but we knew there are a lot of really good windows out there.”

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The Gallery Boutique hasn’t been open for several years, but former owner Loretta Miller still holds art classes at the location. As such, she had a lot of holiday decorations readily available to achieve her goal. Once she got started, the finished product didn’t take long, she said.

“It took about three days to complete the windows,” explained Miller. “I knew I wanted to use my vintage Mr and Mrs Claus because they are so fun. I didn't want to move my French doors so I had to incorporate them into my design. Everyone did such a great job putting this contest on. I appreciate the money. I’m going to spend it on more lights for next year.”

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Regarding next year, the donor has already committed to the second annual Christmas Window Decorating Contest. After such a stellar showing this year, however, the question becomes: What will window decorators do for an encore?

Those interested in seeing this year’s contest windows can view photos at santasaroundtheworld.com/window-contests-displays, or access the images at facebook.com/SantasAroundTheWorld.

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

December 16, 2020
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of public relations, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Near Perfect Frequency ~ A440 Wins Cookie Contest Again]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/a440-wins-cookie-contest12-20 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/a440-wins-cookie-contest12-20#When:20:36:00Z Record Amount Raised for Food Bank

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For expert musical instrument advice, you would do well to check with A440 in downtown Great Bend. You also would do well to check with A440 for expert cookie recipe advice.

For the fourth time in five years, A440 Musical Instruments has taken the crown as the Great Bend Cookie Contest champion. The 12th Annual Great Bend Cookie Contest was held Nov. 28, in conjunction with Small Business Saturday. Twenty-one Great Bend businesses participated in the event, which saw a record turn out of 250 cookie judges, who were also potential customers visiting Great Bend stores.

A440’s first win happened in 2016 when it tied with Renue Salon for the cookie crown. Then it rattled off two more consecutive victories in 2017 and 2018, before being unseated by Sweet Dreams Candy Shop last year. This year, A440 finished with 16 votes more than Sweet Dreams and Forever Young Kids Resale, which both tied for second place.

A440 won this year’s contest by serving a double chocolate crinkle cookie with salted caramel. Many know that A440 co-owner Kim Heath bakes excellent cookies, but A440 manager Lyle Jones said that is only part of the reason for the store’s winning success.

“Mrs. Heath makes amazing cookies, but the secret is that (the Heath’s) youngest son picks out the cookies for each competition,” divulged Jones. “Kids pick out better cookie recipes than adults do. He's been picking them out ever since we started entering the contest. If you look around, you see a lot of sophisticated cookies, chosen by adults. Go for something simple. Our cookie this year might not sound simple, but it is really a simple cookie to bake, but also so delicious.”

{image_1}The cookie contest has become a post-Thanksgiving tradition for families and friends, and it has helped to draw extra traffic into Great Bend stores during Small Business Saturday. For the third straight year, the event sold out, even after increasing the number of cookie bracelets and boxes to 250, which is 80 more than the previous year. A donation of $5 was suggested for all participating judges, with all of the collected proceeds going to the Community Food Bank of Barton County to help feed those in need during the holiday season and beyond. The record number of participants also meant a record amount of $1,330 was donated to the Food Bank. That surpassed last year’s record by $465.

As a precautionary measure for safety, this year’s cookies were required to be wrapped in separate cookie sleeves, and/or served individually with tongs by a store representative. Jones said he preferred the method of placing the cookies in sleeves and setting them aside for contest participants because it was easy to keep track of how many cookie judges came through. He reported that all 250 cookies were given out at his store. Among those numbers were potential new customers to A440.

“We generally get a couple of customers a week who say they had no idea we have a music store in Great Bend,” said Jones. “On cookie contest day, we can count on five or six people who didn't know about our store, but now do. We do have people throughout the year who mention the cookie contest, so the event definitely gets the word about us across to people.”

Businesses participating in this year’s Great Bend Cookie Contest were Rosewood Furniture Gallery (Cookie Headquarters), 10th Avenue Boutique, A440 Musical Instruments, Bling, Buckle, Dilly & Doc Creative Studio, Doan’s Outdoor Store, Forever Young (Kids Resale), Great Bend Coffee, Heart of Kansas/Ms. Pretty Pickles, Kustom Floor Designs, Poppy Petals Boutique, Perfectly Paisley Boutique, Rana Luna Boutique, Renue Salon and Spa, RePerks Coffee Shop, Rosewood Bargain Barn, Rosewood Wine Cellar, Sweet Dreams Candy Shop, That Hipster Place/BBE Signs, and The Wright Place Downtown Flea Market.

As part of the festivities, cookie contest businesses also donated prizes, which were awarded to cookie contest participants, following the contest. Those were drawn and announced via Facebook Live this year. 

“In a year of challenges, I’m amazed at the continued enthusiasm and support for this community event that benefits small businesses and our local food bank,” said Great Bend Cookie Contest organizer and Rosewood Business Development Director Anna Hammond. “The popularity of this event continues to grow by leaps and bounds and we are committed to improving upon it each year. Thank you to participating businesses and to cookie judge participants for your impressive contributions made to our community food bank.”

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<![CDATA[Santas Around The World Exhibit To Open Thursday]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/santas-advance-nr-12-2-20 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/santas-advance-nr-12-2-20#When:16:03:00Z {image_1}

The exhibit known as Santas Around the World will open Thursday to the public at 1223 Main Street. Twenty-four life sized Santas, representing countries and regions from around the world, appear in a winter wonderland of lighted trees and festive holiday décor in downtown Great Bend.

Additionally, the City of Great Bend provides a free opportunity for Santa Claus to visit with children at the exhibit location during the same regular hours that the Santas exhibit is open to the public.

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 Mike at Rosewood Creations (620) 792-2536, info@rosewoodservices.com. The Santas exhibit will be on display through Dec. 24. Santa Claus may not be available at the exhibit on Christmas Eve, as he prepares for his big night.

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There is no charge to visit the exhibit, but a freewill donation is suggested to provide funds to Rosewood Roots & Wings Foundation that go toward helping to maintain the Santas Around the World exhibit.

The Santas exhibit is presented by Roots & Wings Foundation, which provides therapeutic, educational and recreational opportunities to people in need who have developmental disabilities.

The multi-cultural Santas are a collection that span six years of work and artistry by Great Bend artist Loretta Miller, beginning in 1999. The Santas have gained state and national recognition since their creation. Arts & Entertainment Network even featured Miller’s Santas in a 2003 holiday special, titled “Ultimate Holidaytown USA.”

People can find out more about the exhibit by visiting the new website, SantasAroundTheWorld.com.      

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For more information, contact Michael Dawes, PR & Marketing, 620-792-2536

December 2, 2020
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Great Bend Cookie Contest Provides Sweet Fun to Saturday Shoppers]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/great-bend-cookie-contest-advance11-23-20 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/great-bend-cookie-contest-advance11-23-20#When:18:06:00Z {image_1}

A popular annual sweet-tooth event in Great Bend will go on this Saturday, but precautionary measures will be in place to help provide a safe experience for shoppers.

More than 20 businesses are involved in the 12th Annual Great Bend Cookie Contest. This year’s cookies will be wrapped in separate cookie sleeves, or they will be served individually with tongs by a store representative. 

The Great Bend Cookie Contest will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with Small Business Saturday. The contest allows people to sample cookies from 21 participating business locations, and vote for the best cookies in town.

A donation of $5 is suggested for all participating judges. The collected proceeds go to the Food Bank of Barton County to help feed those in need during the holiday season and beyond.

To vote for your favorite cookie, stop by Cookie Headquarters on Saturday at Rosewood Furniture Gallery, 16th and Main in downtown Great Bend, to pick up a cookie box and voting bracelet. All votes to be counted must be returned to Cookie Headquarters by 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Besides getting to tame their sweet tooth and having a say in retail cookie bragging rights, Cookie Contest judges have a chance to win prizes during drawings that will take place at approximately 5 p.m. Saturday. Due to cancelation of Great Bend’s “Home For The Holidays Parade,” prize drawings will be held via live video at facebook.com/RosewoodFurnitureGallery. The winner of the Great Bend Cookie Contest will also be announced via Facebook Live during that time. 

Businesses participating in this year’s Great Bend Cookie Contest are Rosewood Furniture Gallery (Cookie Headquarters), 10th Avenue Boutique, A440 Musical Instruments, Bling, Buckle, Dilly & Doc Creative Studio, Doan’s Outdoor Store, Forever Young (Kids Resale), Great Bend Coffee, Heart of Kansas/Ms. Pretty Pickles, Kustom Floor Designs, Poppy Petals Boutique, Perfectly Paisley Boutique, Rana Luna Boutique, Renue Salon and Spa, RePerks Coffee Shop, Rosewood Bargain Barn, Rosewood Wine Cellar, Sweet Dreams Candy Shop, That Hipster Place/BBE Signs, and The Wright Place Downtown Flea Market.

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

Follow us at facebook.com/RosewoodServices

 


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

November 23, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Story by: Michael Dawes, PR director, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Rosewood AKTION Club Donates Coloring Books and Crayons to Barton County Organizations]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-aktion-color-book-donation11-20-20 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-aktion-color-book-donation11-20-20#When:17:20:00Z {image_1}

A Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club community drive has resulted in spreading good cheer to children across Barton County and beyond. This year’s coloring book and crayon drive netted 458 coloring books and 604 boxes of crayons that have been delivered to Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington; University of Kansas Health System, Great Bend Campus; Ellinwood District Hospital; and St. Francis Community Services, Great Bend.

“We had such a tremendous drive during a very difficult year,” said Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor Frankie Pelster. “We outpaced last year’s successful drive, and that allowed us to donate to four organizations, covering Barton and neighboring counties. Our members are excited about their service project benefiting area children. They are so appreciative of everyone who donated to our community cause.”

For the second straight year, the coloring book drive turned into a fun competition as Rosewood AKTION Club challenged Rosewood employees to generate donations for the drive. Community donations were counted in the AKTION Club’s collection, while Rosewood employees in Day Services, Residential and Administration each collected coloring books and crayons for their respective teams. Day Services won the competition, accounting for 177 coloring books and 235 boxes of crayons. Those numbers outpaced AKTION Club’s donation counts by just one item, as the club and community accounted for 195 coloring books and 216 boxes of crayons.

The simple act of donating coloring books and crayons has a significant impact on young patient experiences, according to Clara Barton Hospital and Clinic officials.

“Whether it’s on the hospital floor or in our clinics, we strive for great patient experiences and it’s the little things like a coloring book and crayons that could make a child’s day while they are here,” explained Michelle Moshier, director of Clara Barton Hospital Foundation. “This is going to help us deliver on our great patient experience.”

Added Sydney Dolezal, director of public relations for Clara Barton Hospital, “It’s so nice of Rosewood AKTION Club to think of us and our young patients. We do a lot of children’s surgeries and we see a lot of them in our clinics. These donations give us more of an opportunity to make their day a little brighter.”

Rosewood AKTION Club is an affiliate of the national Kiwanis organization that promotes service in action for people with developmental disabilities. The area club allows Rosewood representatives to be actively involved in the community and to positively impact the lives of others.

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Find more about Rosewood Services online, http://rosewoodservices.com
Follow us at facebook.com/RosewoodServices


For more information, contact Frankie Pelster, Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor, employmentspecialist@rosewoodservices.com, 620-603-6502

November 20, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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