1664347576 <![CDATA[News Entries]]> http://local.rosewoodservices.com/ en michaeld@rosewoodservices.com Copyright 2022 2022-09-27T20:34:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Silent Auction Deals Available Saturday at Rosewood Rodeo]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-silent-auction-advance9-22 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-silent-auction-advance9-22#When:20:34:00Z Proceeds Go To Roots & Wings Foundation

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Who can resist the fun and excitement of a quality silent auction, especially when there are dozens of deals to be had? If you are interested in a fun opportunity to purchase quality items at well under market-value prices, then come by Rosewood Rodeo this Saturday. The 18th Annual Rodeo is held at Great Bend Expo III Arena, located at the Barton County Fairgrounds, two miles west on 10th and Patton Road.

In conjunction with Rosewood Rodeo’s Grand Entry, the Rosewood Silent Auction will begin at 10 a.m. Then bids will be accepted throughout the day until the Auction closes at 3 p.m. Winning bidders will be contacted following the silent auction, so they don’t have to be present to win.

During the auction, there are more than 70 items to bid on, ranging in retail value from $10 to more than $200. These items are all new products and most likely will sell for under their retail value.

The items were donated by community businesses and individuals as a fundraiser to Rosewood Roots & Wings Foundation. Auction items include a wide variety of items like an acoustic guitar with accessories, a Myra Bags leather purse, a CreekKooler Cooler, a Stow and Go Fire Pit, multiple gift baskets, cards and certificates. For a preview, bidders can access photos of the auction items at https://www.flickr.com/photos/rosewood_services/albums/72177720302309277.

Rosewood’s non-profit Roots & Wings Foundation provides unmet medical and therapeutic needs, legal assistance, along with educational opportunities to people in need who have developmental disabilities.

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Find more about Rosewood Services online, RosewoodServices.com

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For more information, contact Michael Dawes, Director of PR, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com, 620-792-2536

September 27, 2022
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Enjoy Free Fall Family Entertainment at Great Bend Expo III Arena]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rosewood-rodeo-advance9-22 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rosewood-rodeo-advance9-22#When:15:13:00Z Rosewood Rodeo Happens Oct. 1

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The wise and illustrious founding father Benjamin Franklin penned the quote, “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” Organizers of Rosewood Rodeo are getting ready to put those words to the test, in preparation for the annual therapeutic Rodeo. After a two-year hiatus, Rosewood Rodeo will take place Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Great Bend Expo III Arena, located at Barton County Fairground, two miles west on 10th and Patton Road.

“The hiatus and set-backs only make us even more determined to host our 18th Annual Rosewood Rodeo this fall,” said Tammy Hammond, Executive Director of Rosewood Services. “Our therapy riders, staff and families are ready to move forward and keep our proud history going. Our Rodeo’s longevity speaks to the success of our horse therapy program and to the commitment of the program by our therapy staff, our riders, their families and our event volunteers. I am proud to say that the Rosewood Rodeo is back in a big way!”

The annual rodeo is one of the most important days of the year for equine-therapy riders from Rosewood Services who practice their riding skills at Rosewood Ranch on a weekly basis throughout the year. The ranch is a full-working horse ranch near Pawnee Rock where people with developmental disabilities learn to ride and care for approximately 75 horses.

Throughout the Rosewood Rodeo, families can experience children’s activities and games, and face painting. If weather permits, horse-drawn wagon rides around the fairground will also be available. It’s a come-and-go event for spectators, so people can choose the times they wish to attend. Reasonably priced Chuck Wagon Concessions are also available, which includes a pulled pork lunch.

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In between the day’s rodeo events are two performances by the all-female “The American Dream” horse riding drill team. “The American Dream” will perform at 10:30 a.m. and again at 2 p.m., featuring two different programs during each performance (All performance times are approximate.)

The 18th Annual Rosewood Rodeo’s grand entry and flag ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Then, throughout the day, therapeutic rodeo events will be held for Rosewood Services riders, including an event for children riders, followed by the award ceremony at approximately 3:30 p.m.

During the rodeo, the public can participate in a silent auction, where you can expect to find excellent deals on merchandise, with all bids closing at 3 p.m.  Proceeds from the auction go to Rosewood’s non-profit Roots & Wings Foundation. The foundation provides therapeutic, educational and recreational opportunities to people in need who have developmental disabilities.

Plan to attend any or all of the day’s events while browsing tack-shop merchandise, which will be available throughout the day.

Below is a listing of events slated for this year’s Rosewood Rodeo:
Family Fun! Free Admittance!
● Kids’ Games and Activities, including Face Painting
● Horse Drawn Wagon Rides (weather permitting)
● “The American Dream” Drill Team Performances
● Tack Shop with Novelties and Rosewood Client-Made Items
● Silent Auction
● Chuck Wagon Concessions
● Three Rodeo Events by Rosewood Services Adult Riders
● One Rodeo Event by Rosewood Services Children Riders
● Staff Races
● Award Ceremony for Rodeo Participants

Sponsors of this year's Rosewood Rodeo are: Heartland Homecare Services; Great Bend Appliance, Furniture & Sleep Source; Kustom Floor Designs; Moeder Plumbing, Heating & Air; Rosencrantz-Bemis Enterprises; Adams Brown Strategic Allies and CPAs; AlternaCare Home Medical Equipment; Animal Medical Center; G-B Tires; Keller Real Estate and Insurance Agency; Marmie Auto Group; Office Products Inc.; Peoples Bank & Trust;  Rich’s Automotive Supply Inc.; University of Kansas Health System Great Bend; Wheatland Electric; Zip Stop Inc.; Mark’s Custom Signs; Price & Sons Construction; and Silverado Electric.

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Find more about Rosewood Services online, RosewoodServices.com

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For more information, contact Michael Dawes, Director of PR, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com, 620-792-2536

September 21, 2022
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Rosewood AKTION Club Conducts Coloring Book and Crayon Drive Through November]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-ac-coloring-crayon-drive8-31-22 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-ac-coloring-crayon-drive8-31-22#When:19:39:00Z Bringing Smiles to Hundreds of Area Children

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It can just as easily be called the “Bringing Smiles to Children Drive,” instead of the “Coloring Book and Crayon Drive,” because that’s the end result from the effort that Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club gives each year for its annual drive. As fall approaches, Rosewood AKTION Club is embarking on its eighth annual drive to collect coloring books for area children. The drive runs through Nov. 30.

“It’s hard to believe that we’ve been conducting this drive for eight years now,” said Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor Frankie Pelster. “To think that we’ve been able to bring hundreds of smiles to kids’ faces during that time, it’s so inspiring. We couldn’t have made such an impressive impact over that time without strong participation by our community. People have been so willing to step up and help us each year.”

Upon completion of the drive, club members will distribute the donated items to Saint Francis Community Services, Great Bend; Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington; and area preschools and day cares. The goal is to deliver the items to the local organizations during the Christmas season.

People can drop off coloring book and crayon donations, along with monetary donations for the purchase of coloring books and crayons to two locations in downtown Great Bend. Those locations are Rosewood Furniture Gallery, 1607 Main Street; and Rosewood Bargain Barn, 1215 Main Street.

Last year’s drive netted 1,487 coloring books and 604 boxes of crayons, record amounts of donations for both items. For the fourth straight year, Rosewood AKTION Club is in a friendly competition with Rosewood Services employees to see which group can raise the most items. Rosewood Day Services employees have won the competition every year, but some years have been razor thin in margin of victory. Community donated items raised from the drive will go toward the AKTION Club count.

“Our AKTION Club members gear up for this drive every year because they recognize the impact it makes on children when they donate to area organizations each December,” explained Pelster. “We’re hoping to unseat Rosewood Day Services this year, but any way the friendly competition turns out, we’re just hoping for another successful drive for an opportunity to bring even more smiles to children’s faces.”

For questions about Rosewood AKTION Club’s Coloring Book and Crayon Drive, contact Pelster at 620-603-6502; employmentspecialist@RosewoodServices.com.

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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 clients to be actively involved in the community and to positively impact the lives of others.

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Download Coloring Book and Crayon Drive flier, http://rosewoodservices.com/assets/files/AKTION_CLUB_2022_Color_Book_Crayon_Drive.pdf.

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

Aug 31, 2022
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Rosewood AKTION Club Delivers More Than 180 Blankets to Area Organizations]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-delivers-blankets-nr5-22 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-delivers-blankets-nr5-22#When:19:34:00Z Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club completed its annual community blanket drive this spring by donating to three organizations, which are headquartered in Great Bend. Club representatives donated more than 180 blankets to Central Kansas Dream Center, Barton County Health Department, and Family Crisis Center. The blanket drive was conducted from January through March this year.

“Annually, our Rosewood AKTION Club members conduct this drive, and it amazes me the amount of community folks who step up to support our cause,” explained Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor Frankie Pelster. “I think they’ve come to know how important this drive has become to the organizations we provide this service for, so they are eager to get behind our effort. It means a lot to our club members, too, being part of such an important community drive each year. Thank you to everyone who donated.”

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Central Kansas Dream Center quickly put the blankets to use, handing the blankets out at the Dream Center Kitchen and providing blankets to those seeking services with its organization, which is located at 2100 Broadway. The Dream Center serves more than 400 people a week through its faith-based ministries, including providing a women and children’s shelter, a program to help trafficked victims, and a program to aid teens exiting out of foster care.

“This donation is huge because we believe in partnerships,” said Kim Becker, chief executive officer of Central Kansas Dream Center. “The things that we don’t do, we rely on community support from organizations like yours to be the gap filler, so we greatly appreciate this donation from you and the community.”

The blankets were a welcomed donation to Family Crisis Center, 1924 Broadway Ave., as blankets are given to every child within the organization that serves a 10-county area. The blankets are divided between the Domestic and Sexual Violence Program, and the Child Advocacy Program.

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“This donation is awesome,” said Kylee Graves, executive director of Family Crisis Center.  “I think we have an incredibly supportive community and I’m so thankful that you guys have organized this on our behalf. We are so low on blankets now, so this will be helpful in the coming months. Our kids want blankets more for comfort than for warmth, no matter the time of the year they are received.”

The Barton County Health Department, 1300 Kansas Ave. STE B, follows Barton County mothers through their pregnancies and present parents with a blanket for their newborns. Because of their demand for blankets as gifts, they are always in need of more blankets.

“We give lots of education, like for tummy time where we encourage moms to use these blankets, lie on the floor, and just spend time with baby,” explained Barton County Public Health Nurse Debra Higgins. “It’s important for baby’s bone structure and building their neck muscles.”

Added Christy Huslig, a Healthy Heart home visitor for the department, “When we enroll our moms into new programs, we give them enrollment gifts, too. Some moms actually choose these blankets for themselves. We give a lot of blankets throughout the year.”

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“We give credit for your organization’s hard work and generosity every time we give them,” said Higgins. “We share with our families that the homemade ones are made with love. We believe that they truly are.”

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, rosewoodservices.com

Follow us at facebook.com/RosewoodServices

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

May 11, 2022
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Easter Basket Workshop Brings Hoppin’ Good Time to Children]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-easter-basket-workshop-post4-22 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-easter-basket-workshop-post4-22#When:14:42:00Z {image_1}

Nearly 200 children experienced a hoppin’ good time last Saturday (April 9) during the “Hippity Hop Easter Basket Workshop,” held at Rosewood Activity Center in downtown Great Bend. This year’s workshop experienced the largest turnout in the event’s six-year history. The “Easter Basket Workshop” is hosted annually by Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club.

“We are very happy with the success of this year’s workshop,” said Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor Frankie Pelster. “Every year, this event seems to grow. To see the smiles on children’s faces every year is absolutely priceless. Our AKTION Club members enjoy being a part of such a fun event.”

During the workshop, children created their own Easter baskets, decorated Easter eggs, and participated in other fun activities, like coloring Easter pages. The Easter Bunny made a special appearance, and children took photos with him. This year, families have the option of taking free cell phone photos, or paying $3 to receive a printed photo with the Easter Bunny. There was also a donation request of $5 per basket.

The donations helped cover the cost of materials for the workshop, and additional proceeds help pay for future community projects organized by Rosewood AKTION Club. Pelster stressed the importance of community giving, which allowed participation for all children.

“Because of the generous giving by many, we are able to provide this workshop to all area children who wish to participate,” explained Pelster. “Our Easter workshop has become a tradition for many families; and we’re hoping to continue this tradition for years to come.  We’re already planning for next year’s workshop.”

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 clients to be actively involved in the community and to positively impact the lives of others.

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

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

April 12, 2022
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Curious George and Smoky Hills PBS Are Coming to Great Bend]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/curious-george-family-fun-earth-day3-28-22 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/curious-george-family-fun-earth-day3-28-22#When:13:47:00Z {image_1}

BUNKER HILL, KS – Smoky Hills PBS is excited to announce that they will be bringing their Family Fun Day event to the Earth Day Celebration at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo on Saturday, April 23rd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Curious George will also be there!

The Family Fun Day event gives kids a chance to meet Curious George in person and take pictures with him. The first 500 kids that come to meet Curious George will receive a FREE gift from Smoky Hills PBS. 

“Curious George is so excited to come celebrate Earth Day with the kids,” said Haley Gagnon, event coordinator for Smoky Hills PBS.  “We are thrilled to be a part of this great event and look forward to being in Great Bend.”

The Great Bend Earth Day Celebration is presented by Rosewood E-cycle, Dairy Queen and the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo. Booths will be set-up throughout the zoo with activities, a special meet and greet for zoo society members, keeper chats throughout the day, contests, and giveaways.  Be sure to join in the fun to celebrate our amazing planet and learn how you can help!

Family Fun Day is an educational and entertaining event that Smoky Hills PBS puts on approximately 4 times a year across Central and Western Kansas.  Smoky Hills PBS brings a special PBS character to visit and FREE books and educational gifts are distributed to those children in attendance.

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Thank you to these sponsors for making this Family Fun Day event possible:
The University of Kansas Health System, Pryor Automatic Fire Sprinkler, Inc., Barton Community College, Credit Union of America, Eldridge Fencing, La Pasadita Carniceria, The Center for Counseling & Consultation, Keller Real Estate & Insurance Agency, Inc., Edward Jones – Kris Sundahl, Donald Beahm, M.D., and Walnut Bowl.

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<![CDATA[Rosewood AKTION Club Hosts Easter Basket Workshop on April 9]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-easter-basket-workshop3-22 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-easter-basket-workshop3-22#When:22:42:00Z {image_1}

Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club is hosting the 6th Annual “Hippity Hop Easter Basket Workshop” on April 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rosewood Activity Center, 1607 Main Street, Great Bend, adjacent to Rosewood Gallery.

During the workshop, children can create their own Easter baskets, decorate Easter eggs, and participate in other fun activities, like coloring Easter pages. The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance, and children can take photos with him. This year, families have the option of taking free cell phone photos, or pay $3 to receive a printed photo with the Easter Bunny.

There is also a donation request of $5 per basket for participants, which helps cover the cost of materials for the workshop. Any other proceeds raised from the workshop go toward Rosewood AKTION Club efforts in organizing future community projects.

“This has become an event that a lot of community members look forward to and our AKTION Club loves bringing Easter fun to the children every year,” said Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor Frankie Pelster. “We hope families will come out to have a wonderful time at our event and say hello to the Easter Bunny.”

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 clients to be actively involved in the community and to positively impact the lives of others.

Find more about Rosewood Services online, rosewoodservices.com

Follow us at facebook.com/RosewoodServices

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Access Rosewood AKTION Club Easter Basket Workshop Flier,
http://rosewoodservices.com/assets/files/AC-Easter-Basket-Workshop-Flier2-22.pdf


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

March 10, 2022
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Participation for ‘Earth Day Celebration’ Growing for Inaugural Event]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/gb-earth-day-celebration3-8-22 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/gb-earth-day-celebration3-8-22#When:22:50:00Z {image_1}

‘Great Bend Earth Day Celebration,’ scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 23 at Great Bend Zoo, is shaping up to be a big event. The Great Bend Zoo, Rosewood ECycle and Great Bend Dairy Queen are hosting the event, and they are inviting other organizations and businesses to take part.

So far, several organizations have committed to the local come-and-go celebration, which occurs a day after the official 52nd anniversary of Earth Day. Smoky Hills PBS is incorporating its ‘Family Fun Day’ into the event and will bring a special PBS character to meet and mingle with children. That character will be announced later this month, said Amanda Smith, Smoky Hills PBS marketing director. Also participating in the inaugural event are Kansas Wetlands Education Center, Women For Kansas, Heartland Farms, Great Bend Zoo, Rosewood ECycle, and Rosewood AKTION Club.

“The organizations that have signed up are excited for the opportunity to be a part of our event,” said Great Bend Zoo Curator Ashley Burdick. “They have great ideas for displays and booth interaction, so I’m sure Earth Day Celebration will be a super fun day for our community. Having the Smoky Hills character here to take pictures with children will be fun, and we will have animals out throughout the day for keeper chats and meet and greets, as well. We’ll provide more details about participating organizations and booth themes as we get closer to the day.”

As the event draws closer, Burdick encourages other businesses and organizations to sign up prior to the April 1 deadline. She also invites food vendors to get involved.  Organizations, businesses and vendors wanting to participate in the inaugural ‘Great Bend Earth Day Celebration’ can contact Burdick at 620-793-4226, or e-mail her at zoocurator@greatbendks.net.

Burdick said ‘Great Bend Earth Day Celebration’ perfectly fits the mission of the Great Bend Zoo, and she is hopeful the community will support the event this year and beyond.

“Our big push is conservation and conserving the wild spaces for animals,” explained Burdick. “Recycling is one of our main education themes that we work on; trying to get people interested in conservation and why it’s important to recycle and care about our environment. “We can’t make that big of a change as one person, but if we get everybody conserving just a little bit more than they already are, then we can make a huge difference in that way.”

‘Great Bend Earth Day Celebration’ is geared toward children, but all family members are welcome to participate. Great Bend Dairy Queen will issue a coupon for a free small ice cream cone to all youth participants that day.

Access Great Bend Earth Day Celebration flier at http://rosewoodservices.com/assets/files/Earth-Day-Flier-Med-Res-1-28-22.pdf

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For more information, contact Ashley Burdick, Great Bend Zoo Curator, zoocurator@greatbendks.net, 620-793-4226

March 8, 2022
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[Last Two Weeks To Donate to Rosewood AKTION Club Blanket Drive]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-blanket-drive-last-weeks3-3-22 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-blanket-drive-last-weeks3-3-22#When:21:07:00Z {image_1}

Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club is entering its last few weeks of conducting its blanket drive that goes to helping area children in need. AKTION Club members would like to remind the community that there is still time to make a difference in the lives of area children, but that time is ending soon. The annual blanket drive, which began in mid-January, ends on March 15.

Until that time, Rosewood Miracle Workers are 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 three area agencies: Family Crisis Center, Barton County Health Department, and Central Kansas Dream Center.

“Donations haven’t been as much this year, compared to previous years of our drive, so we are hoping to finish strong these last few weeks,” said Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor Frankie Pelster. “The support we receive helps three amazing organizations in our community that do so much for children, and it provides wonderful incentive to our Club members to lead a worthwhile cause. We appreciate any donations that people can provide for our blanket drive.”

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 3, 2022
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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<![CDATA[‘Earth Day Celebration’ Scheduled at Great Bend Zoo on April 23]]> http://rosewoodservices.com/site/gb-earth-day-celebration1-22 http://rosewoodservices.com/site/gb-earth-day-celebration1-22#When:21:25:00Z Businesses and Organizations Encouraged to Join

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Three Great Bend businesses that are located on north Main Street are joining efforts to host Great Bend Earth Day Celebration this spring at Great Bend Zoo. The Zoo, Rosewood ECycle, and Great Bend Dairy Queen have scheduled the event to take place April 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We’re getting the word out early about this event to encourage other businesses and organizations to celebrate this day with us,” said Great Bend Zoo Curator Ashley Burdick. “The Zoo hosted this event several years ago, and Rosewood ECycle held a similar event last year, so we decided to join forces to bring fun entertainment to the community and to properly commemorate Earth Day.”

{image_4}Great Bend Earth Day Celebration, which occurs a day after the official 52nd anniversary of Earth Day, is a come-and-go event that is free to the public. Businesses and organizations that want to participate in the celebration can contact Burdick at 620-793-4226, or e-mail her at zoocurator@greatbendks.net. The deadline for booth sign-up is April 1.

Great Bend Earth Day Celebration is geared toward children, but all family members are welcome to participate. Great Bend Dairy Queen will issue a coupon for a free kid’s cone to all youth participants that day. Besides booths and displays planned by Great Bend Zoo and Rosewood ECycle, Burdick said Kansas Wetlands Education Center and the organization, Women For Kansas, have already signed up. She anticipates much more booth participation will occur between now and April, as more businesses and organizations learn about the opportunity.

“I’m confident that businesses and organizations will step up and join in, which will enhance the event experience for children and families,” said Burdick. “We can supply tables for booth set-up, and if there is inclement weather, we can bring the event indoors. I’m excited to hear from those interested in participating in Earth Day Celebration in the coming weeks.”

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For more information, contact Ashley Burdick, Great Bend Zoo Curator, zoocurator@greatbendks.net, 620-793-4226

January 24, 2022
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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