1634969087 <![CDATA[News Entries]]> http://local.rosewoodservices.com/ en michaeld@rosewoodservices.com Copyright 2021 2021-10-22T19:53:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Christmas Window Decorating Contest Encore Coming to Downtown Great Bend]]> https://rosewoodservices.com/site/window-decorating-advance-nr10-21 https://rosewoodservices.com/site/window-decorating-advance-nr10-21#When:19:53:00Z {image_1}

"A Feeling of Christmas"

Last year’s inaugural ‘Christmas Window Decorating Contest’ in downtown Great Bend was an immense success. Forty-two decorated windows were beaming with holiday cheer. It begs the question, how will decorators ever top last year’s creative storefronts? The anonymous donor, who is putting up $3,000 in prize money once again, is confident that this year’s contest will be even better.

“Last year, I felt downtown was more festive than ever before, and I was extremely happy with the effort,” said the donor. “I’m very excited about this year, too, because I think we’re going to see a step up from last year. I believe there’s going to be a lot more participation, with more lights, plus many decorators have had a year to think about and plan their displays.”   

Exactly as last year, the donor will provide prize money to the top three winners in the ‘Christmas Window Decorating Contest’ that will run through much of November. “Best Christmas Window” Awards will be announced on Nov. 27 following the ‘Home for the Holidays Parade’ in downtown Great Bend. Window displays must be family friendly, creative and festive. They will be judged on General Presentation, Workmanship, Lights, and Originality. Winning windows will be selected by a panel of decorating professionals. The Grand Champion award winner will receive $1,500; Reserve Grand Champion will receive $1,000; and Third Place will win $500.

The event is organized by the Rosewood Roots & Wings Santa Committee that also is associated with ‘Santas Around The World,’ the multicultural holiday exhibit, which opens each Christmas season in downtown Great Bend. Boundaries for the window-decorating contest cover 10th to 18th Streets, and from Williams to Kansas Streets in Great Bend.

There are no fees to enter, but participants are responsible for the cost of their decorations. Downtown business owners are encouraged to enter the contest, as well as those who would like to become window decorators. Applicants who do not have a store window to decorate will be assigned a vacant window in downtown Great Bend, based on availability. Independent decorators also have the option to coordinate with a business owner for window decorating.

Participants must submit their application by 5 p.m. on Nov. 8 to be included in the judging.  They must complete decorating by noon on Nov. 17, and judging for the window decorations will run from Nov. 18 – 20.

Those interested in participating may access rules and an application form at SantasAroundTheWorld.com, or contact Anna at 620-793-5888 to receive an application form.

“Last year, I loved the holiday atmosphere,  of seeing people walking up and down our downtown streets, looking at the windows,” said the donor. “Hearing little children ooh and ahh at the window decorations especially warmed my heart. I’m excited to experience it all over again this year.”

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Find more about Santas Around The World online, SantasAroundTheWorld.com.

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<![CDATA[Silent Auction Deals Available Oct. 30 at Rosewood Bargain Barn]]> https://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-silent-auction-advance10-21 https://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-silent-auction-advance10-21#When:19:18:00Z Proceeds Go To Roots & Wings Foundation

For those who enjoy the fun of a quality silent auction, be sure to stop into Rosewood Bargain Barn, downtown Great Bend, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 30. During that time there will be more than 50 items to bid on ranging in retail value from $25 to $400. These items are all new products and most likely will sell for under their retail value.

Winning bidders will be contacted following the silent auction, so they don’t have to be present to win.

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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 a portable grill, a wood fired pizza oven, artisan crafts and a carving, an LED crystal lamp, and multiple gift baskets, cards and certificates. For a preview, bidders can access photos of the auction items at flickr.com/photos/rosewood_services/albums/72157720094624520.

All proceeds from the silent auction go to Rosewood’s non-profit Roots & Wings Foundation. The foundation provides unmet medical and therapeutic needs, legal assistance, along with educational opportunities to people in need who have developmental disabilities.

Rosewood Bargain Barn is located at 1215 Main Street, Great Bend.

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

October 19, 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[Disability Mentoring Day Conference Set for Oct. 21 in Great Bend]]> https://rosewoodservices.com/site/dmd-advance10-21 https://rosewoodservices.com/site/dmd-advance10-21#When:22:41:00Z Theme: Real People, Real Experiences

Disability Mentoring Day, the national effort to help and inspire those with disabilities to seek opportunities in the workforce has been going strong for 22 years this month. Across the nation, the special day is held each October during National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Area organizers have been busy planning details for their version of Disability Mentoring Day, scheduled Oct. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker Ave., Great Bend. It’s a free event to those who register. Great Bend’s Disability Mentoring Day includes representatives from Kansas Department of Children and Families Vocational Rehabilitation, Rosewood Services, Sunflower Diversified Services, Kansas Workforce One, Barton Community College, and the Center For Counseling & Consultation.

{image_1}This year’s conference has a theme of “Real People, Real Experiences,” and features three Kansans who have overcome challenges to achieve success in life.

The keynote speaker is Julie Grauerholz, who has traveled from her central Kansas roots to different places across the United Sates and other countries to play her clarinet. She is a five-year successful National Service Veteran in AmeriCorps and has had her photography exhibited several times in the Hays area. The multi-talented Grauerholz was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome a dozen years ago and was relieved to receive her diagnosis, which allowed her to finally understand some of the challenges she faced in her life.

Will Fritzler, who is a huge motor sports fan and announces motor racing events at the annual Rush County Fair, will address the audience about his day job as human services specialist for the state of Kansas. He’ll also talk about experiences with is previous job working for a Fortune 500 company as a commercial sales manager. There, he earned the “Manager of the Year” award. Fritzler learned resourcefulness growing up raising cattle on a farm in southeast Kansas. He successfully attended school to learn auctioneering, then paid his way through college by conducting auctions.

The third speaker, Noell Hartman has been a certified peer specialist for the Center for Counseling and Consultation for the past 12 years. For most of her life, she has known the effects of living with a mental health diagnosis. Because of her personal experience, she is passionate about igniting the flame of hope, healing and empowerment of others so that they can experience the possibilities of recovery and leading a life beyond a diagnosis.

Disability Mentoring Day has taken place in Great Bend for the past 19 years, however the conference was not held last year because of the challenges of dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic. This is the sixth year that the local DMD committee has featured a conference-style event for people with disabilities.

The day begins with registration at 9:30 a.m., followed by an ice breaker and Grauerholz’ presentation at 10:30 a.m. After lunch, the afternoon includes Frizler’s presentation at 12:30 p.m., followed by Hartman’s presentation at 1:30 p.m. The event will conclude with a conference wrap-up at 2:15 p.m., which will include prize give-aways.

Registration that includes a guaranteed meal has ended, but those still interested in attending can inquire to the Great Bend DMD committee by contacting Cody Harris at 620-792-1321, or by e-mail charris@sunflowerdiv.com.

Sponsors for the Great Bend DMD conference are: Southwest Developmental Services Foundation (platinum sponsor), Kansas Department of Children and Families Vocational Rehabilitation, Rosewood Services, Sunflower Diversified Services, Kansas Workforce One, Barton Community College, the Center For Counseling & Consultation, Culligan Water, Walmart, and Kiwanis Club of Great Bend.

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Find more about Disability Mentoring Day online, https://www.aapd.com/disability-mentoring-day/


For more information, contact Frankie Pelster, Rosewood Services, 620-603-6502

October 13, 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[Rosewood Rodeo Is Back Oct. 2nd]]> https://rosewoodservices.com/site/rosewood-rodeo-advance9-21 https://rosewoodservices.com/site/rosewood-rodeo-advance9-21#When:16:54:00Z Expo III The Place To Be for Free Fun Family Entertainment 

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After a year hiatus, Rosewood Rodeo is back! The event provides free, fun rodeo entertainment to the community and will take place Saturday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Great Bend Expo III Arena, two miles west on 10th and Patton Road.

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. It’s a come-and-go event for spectators, so they can choose the times they wish to attend. Reasonably priced Chuck Wagon Concessions are available, which includes a pulled pork lunch.

In between the day’s rodeo events are two performances by the all-female “4 State Riders” horse riding drill team. “4 State Riders” 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 17th 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.

{image_2}Plan to attend any or all of the days’ 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! No Admittance Fee
● Kids’ Games and Activities, including Face Painting
● “4 State Riders” Drill Team Performances
● Tack Shop with Novelties and Rosewood Client-Made Items
● Silent Auction
● Chuck Wagon Concessions, including Pulled Pork Lunch
● Three Rodeo Events by Rosewood Services Adult Riders
● One Rodeo Event by Rosewood Services Children Riders
● Staff Races
● Award Ceremony for Rodeo Participants

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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 24, 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[Rosewood AKTION Club Conducting Coloring Book and Crayon Drive Through November]]> https://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-ac-coloring-crayon-drive9-21 https://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-ac-coloring-crayon-drive9-21#When:14:22:00Z Bringing Joy to Area Children In Need

Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club wants to color the worlds of children who need comfort and joy during their difficult times. The group is conducting its annual Coloring Book and Crayon Drive from now through Nov. 30. Upon completion of the drive, club members will distribute the donated items to Central Kansas CASA; Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington; and St. Francis Community Services, Great Bend. The goal is to deliver the items to the local organizations during the Christmas season.

“We’ve conducted this drive for the past several years and we hear from local organizations how excited children are to get coloring books and crayons during Christmastime,” said Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor Frankie Pelster. “This has been a successful drive in the past, and we are hoping for another good turn-out from the community this year. Amazingly, all the coloring books and crayons we’ve delivered in the past have been given to brighten the worlds of children in need. Our AKTION Club members are excited to renew their supplies.”

{image_1} 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 458 coloring books and 604 boxes of crayons. For the third straight year, Rosewood AKTION Club is in a friendly competition with Rosewood Services employees to see which group can raise the most items. Last year, Rosewood Day Services employees won by one item over AKTION Club to take the trophy. Like the previous two years, community donated items raised from the drive will go toward the AKTION Club count.

“We so appreciate Rosewood Services employees stepping up the past two years, and are asking them to do it again,” said Pelster. “But our AKTION Club members are determined to take that trophy this year. With their extra motivation and the community’s help, I believe we can un-seat the two-time champions. And if we don’t, I’m certain we will collect a lot of coloring books and crayons for area children in need. This drive is sure to be fun, no matter who wins the trophy.”

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, https://rosewoodservices.com/assets/files/ac-color-book-driveflier8-21.pdf

Find more about Rosewood Services online, http://rosewoodservices.com
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For more information, contact Frankie Pelster, Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor, employmentspecialist@rosewoodservices.com, 620-603-6502

September 7, 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[Rosewood Celebrates 10th Anniversary of ‘Kids Day at the Ranch’]]> https://rosewoodservices.com/site/kids-day-ranch-nr6-21 https://rosewoodservices.com/site/kids-day-ranch-nr6-21#When:14:21:00Z {image_1}

“Kids Day at the Ranch” was always sure as summertime at Rosewood Services. Like the heat from the sun marking the season, you could count on Kids Day to come around every June. That magical day when children of Rosewood employees and siblings of Rosewood’s children equine therapy riders got to experience ranch life. But the event took a hiatus last year, due to challenges surrounding the pandemic. In 2021, however, “Kids Day at the Ranch” was BACK!

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Approximately 45 children enjoyed a fun day at Rosewood Ranch on June 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with this year marking the 10th anniversary of the event. Kids Day activities featured trail-pattern horse riding, completing fun farm chores, water-war games, face painting, cake walk participation, and coloring ranch-themed pages. Children also were treated to sno cones and corn dogs.

“It was wonderful having the children and families back at Rosewood Ranch this year for this event,” said Rosewood Executive Director Tammy Hammond. “Kids Day isn’t just for children; it’s usually a fun memorable time for parents, too. They find ways to interact and participate in many of the events. Seeing the smiling and laughing faces makes “Kids Day” so worthwhile. Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped to bring back the magic with the return of Kids Day.”

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Rosewood Ranch, located five miles north of Pawnee Rock, provides year-round therapeutic horse riding for nearly 100 children and adults with developmental disabilities. Rosewood’s equine therapy program is an official Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International Center. Equine therapy participants draw upon normally untapped abilities by riding horses, caring for them and competing on them.

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

Follow us at facebook.com/RosewoodServices

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

June 23, 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[Rosewood AKTION Club Completes Service Project at Walnut Bowl]]> https://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-walnut-bowl-service-project5-21 https://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-walnut-bowl-service-project5-21#When:16:04:00Z {image_1}

American essayist and philosopher Henry David Thoreau wrote, “Be not simply good, be good for something.” Thoreau’s words speak to responsibility of service that Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club members strive to live by in performing their community role.

On Friday afternoon, May 14, a group of more than a dozen AKTION Club members completed a service project at Great Bend’s Walnut Bowl and Mini Golf. Members removed trash and debris from the ditch east of the property, and spent time planting flowers at the bowling alley, as well as the adjacent mini golf facility.

For the group’s clean-up work, Walnut Bowl is making a donation to Rosewood AKTION Club, which goes toward future activities and community projects, explained Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor Frankie Pelster.

“Beyond our annual fund drives that Rosewood AKTION Club performs, we are always open to performing service projects,” said Pelster. “Our members like being involved in the different aspects of projects and playing an integral role in helping the community. Walnut Bowl’s request for our involvement and willingness to donate to our club’s cause is so appreciated by our members.”

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If businesses and organizations have service project opportunities for Rosewood AKTION Club, Pelster said they can contact her at 620-603-6502, or e-mail her at employmentspecialist@rosewoodservices.com.

Rosewood AKTION Club members participating in the Walnut Bowl service project were: Pam Babcock, Robin Bethel, Mark Bigcharles, Keith Boyer, Kurtis Coleman, Curtis Clawson, Herbie Douglass, David Edwardson, Karla Franklin, Codie Hardie, Jonathon Howe, D.J. Johnson, Michael Manka, Rita Mestas, Tyler Michaelis, Rhonda Ravenstein, Michael Shields, Elisa Shores, Ivan Smith, Dawn Specht, Abbey Stanley, Josh Trimmer, Corey Triplett, and Jeannie Triplett. Assisting the group was AKTION Club sponsor Frankie Pelster, and assistant sponsor Tonya Burton, as well as Rosewood Services employees April Burhenn and McKayla Vonfeldt.

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, http://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 19, 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[Rosewood AKTION Club Completes Blanket Drive with Donations to Area Organizations]]> https://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-delivers-blankets-nr4-21 https://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-delivers-blankets-nr4-21#When:14:28:00Z Nearly 190 Blankets Collected

Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club asked and the community answered in a generous way for its annual blanket drive, conducted during the first quarter of 2021. The community drive ended at the end of March and members of Rosewood AKTION Club got to experience the satisfaction of distributing the blankets to three organizations, headquartered in Great Bend. In early April, club representatives delivered 187 blankets to Barton County Health Department, Family Crisis Center, and Live Like Jesus Today Ministries.

“We are ecstatic about the amazing support we received from our community blanket drive this year,” said Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor Frankie Pelster. “Because of the COVID pandemic, we had to skip this event last year, so our members were eager to get back at it. The community was so helpful, that we were able to donate to three agencies this year. Not only did people donate blankets, they gave monetarily, which helped us purchase more blankets, plus we had individuals and organizations make blankets for our cause. We can’t thank everyone enough for their contributions.”

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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. Donations have been slow during the past year because of the pandemic, said Executive Director Joanne Wondra. She said the Rosewood AKTION Club’s donated blankets will be divided equally between the Domestic and Sexual Violence Program, and the Child Advocacy Program.

“These are blankets that we so desperately need right now, so we are so appreciative of each person who participated.” explained Wondra. “Donations have been slow this year, so we’ve been taking money out of our budgets to get blankets. For children, blankets are comfort. It could be 110 degrees outside and they might be curled up, snuggling with their blanket in their bed or in the living room.”

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, those are always needed by the department, said Barton County Public Health Nurse Debra Higgins.

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“This is definitely a community partnership,” said Higgins. “These blankets are so very important to us, and also to our new moms. We are so grateful for this act of kindness that your organization and the community has shown us. When we give the homemade blankets, we tell moms that the blankets are made with love.”

Live Like Jesus Today Ministries, 5619 8th Street and 700 S. Patton Rd., opened only weeks before the COVID pandemic struck, but despite the challenges, has continued operating locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. The ministry has taken mission teams to Trinidad and Tobago, and to Haiti and Jamaica, among other places. But its teams also stay regional, helping the homeless monthly in Wichita, and they help families locally within a 100-mile radius, explained Buzz Birney, executive director of Live Like Jesus Today Ministries.     

“People who have nothing come to us and we try to help them with everything, so the blankets are given in those times,” said Birney. “Single moms with three or four children and they have no beds, blankets or anything; we just help them every way we can. We want people to know that they are cared for and loved by Jesus and that they are precious and special.

To keep doing this work, it means so much to us to have the support like we’ve received by the AKTION Club. We’re a ministry that relies on partnerships to keep this going. We’re so thankful for this donation.”

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

April 29, 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[Rosewood Earth Day Celebration Scheduled April 17th]]> https://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-earth-day-celebration4-21 https://rosewoodservices.com/site/rw-earth-day-celebration4-21#When:16:15:00Z {image_1}

Get ready to reduce, reuse, recycle, and celebrate like it’s Earth Day. Rosewood ECycle is hosting “Earth Day Celebration” on April 17 at its electronics recycling center, located at 2200 Main Street in Great Bend. Rosewood’s inaugural event, which is free to the public, happens a few days before the official 51st anniversary of Earth Day.  

Rosewood Earth Day Celebration is geared toward children, but all family members are welcome to participate. For the first 350 children who attend, they will receive a sports pack of items, including a coloring page and colors, along with a coupon from Great Bend Dairy Queen for a free kid’s cone. The come-and-go event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Besides having a great time at our event, we hope people leave Earth Day Celebration with the intention that instead of putting their throw-away electronics in the trash, they will bring them to us,” explained Rosewood ECycle Manager Duane Dipman. “By doing so collectively, not only do they drastically reduce what we are putting in area landfills, but they are helping us in building problem-solving opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.”

Dipman said the Rosewood team recycles about 3,000 pounds of goods a month. The operation has expanded over the last few years, working with local government entities and schools, and even traveling as far as Pratt Community College to pick up electronics for recycling. Part of that growth, too, has been the increase in knowledge and production by the workers in learning the task of e-cycling the varied electronics they receive.

“We’re here to teach and guide them when they have an issue taking apart the items,” Dipman said. “Their goal is to figure the work out on their own, as much as possible. Every day we focus on that, and we are seeing their problem-solving abilities increase dramatically using that model. What we see over time, they rely on us less and less.”

Some of Rosewood ECycle workers will be on site during Earth Day Celebration demonstrating how they safely take apart electronics such as wires and cords, computers, flat screen monitors and televisions, and printers. There will be e-cycle learning exhibits and fun Earth Day activities for participants. The tour will end with children having the opportunity to plant their own tomato seedling, which they can take with them to grow at home.

{image_2} Dipman added that even if people cannot attend Earth Day Celebration, they can participate in making Great Bend green by donating their e-cycle items anytime. There is a Rosewood ECycle bin for 24-hour drop-offs on the northwest corner of the building. People wanting help with their items can simply ring the bell Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., and the Rosewood ECycle team will unload the items for them.

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

Follow us at facebook.com/RosewoodServices

Access Rosewood Earth Day Celebration flier, https://rosewoodservices.com/assets/files/Earth-Day-Celebration-Flier2-24-21.pdf

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For more information, contact Duane Dipman, Rosewood ECycle Manager, duaned@rosewoodservices.com, 620-603-8348

April 6, 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[Rosewood AKTION Club Plans Easter Basket Workshop on March 27]]> https://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-easter-basket-workshop3-21 https://rosewoodservices.com/site/ac-easter-basket-workshop3-21#When:22:57:00Z {image_1}

Children can experience a hippity-hopping-fun time on March 27 when Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club hosts its 5th Annual “Hippity Hop Easter Basket Workshop” 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 be making a special appearance, and children can take photos with him. This year, they have the option of receiving a printed photo of them with the Easter Bunny.

There is 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 is such a fun annual event that has brought a lot of joy to children through the years,” said Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor Frankie Pelster. “Unfortunately, we didn’t get to host this event last year, so our members are eager to bring it back better than ever. We feel giving participants a photograph of them with the Easter Bunny will be an extra special touch.”

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, http://rosewoodservices.com

Follow us at facebook.com/RosewoodServices

Access Rosewood AKTION Club Easter Basket Workshop Flier, https://rosewoodservices.com/assets/files/AKC_Easter_2021.pdf

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

March 3, 2021
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Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536, MichaelD@rosewoodservices.com

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