Partnership of the Year Award
Storybook Farm accepted the Partnership of the Year Award at an awards luncheon on October 19th from the East Alabama Area Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities for our for demonstrating a genuine concern for the well-being of people with disabilities. Thank you to Carolyn Vickerstaff and Opelika High School for nominating Storybook and to East Alabama Area Committee for extending the honor that we are so grateful to have received.
Volunteers of the Week
Our Volunteer of the Week Award continued for the month of October as each week, one devoted hard working individual is chosen and presented with an award and small token of our appreciation. These fortunate few will be added to the list from September and will be in the running for Volunteer of the Semester which will be announced on November 11th.
To start the month of October off, Friar Tuck announced that Avery Tunstill was the Storybook Farm Volunteer of the Week for Week 3 of Sessions. She was the first volunteer to receive this award for the Wednesday group, and she was chosen for being so enthusiastic and excited to be a part of sessions every week.
During the second week of October, Admiral Boone made a special announcement in the Thursday morning sessions that Morgan Early received the Volunteer of the Week Award for Week 4 of Sessions. Morgan earned the honor for being so eager to help anywhere she is asked and for periodically showing off her superb photography skills.
Most of the sessions got rained out for the next week, but Corduroy still declared that Katherine Frangos wothe Volunteer of the Week Award for Week 5 of Sessions for tirelessly helping mold Baloo into a champion week in and week out.
To wrap up the month, Jack and the Beanstalk proclaimed to everyone after the Monday afternoon sessions that Kira Chaloupka was the Volunteer of the Week for Week 6 of Sessions for being a constant bright spot and tirelessly lending a helping hand around the Farm.
Check our Facebook Page in the coming weeks for the remaining honorees. Then vote for your favorite volunteer for The Volunteer of the Semester Award.
Huckleberry Finn’s Adventures to the Library
Since my adventure down the great Mississippi River I have learned to appreciate the relaxing joy of reading a good book. I was talking to Corduroy one day and shared with him about the wonderful tales I read about. Corduroy wanted the same experience, so we made a trip to the Auburn Public Library where we found the perfect books! We also got to meet a lot of wonderful new friends and learn about the American-Girl character Felicity. We had such a wonderful time and can't wait to go back for another visit!
First Baptist Church Opelika - Girls’ Night Out
Storybook Farm was invited to take part in a wonderful event at First Baptist Opelika called Girls’ Night Out which focused on service, primarily "Being the Hands and Feet of God." The night began with a traditional missionary meal consisting of tortillas, rice, beans and plantains. Dinner was followed by a speaker and a time of worship. To wrap up the night, each lady attending the event was given a hand which was equivalent to $10. They had a time to walk around to each table where different service groups were represented and choose one to give their hand to as a donation. By the end of the night, Storybook had a jar full of hands which we were very grateful for as well as the opportunity to meet so many wonderful women.
County Road 12 Feature
Judd Davis from WSFA 12 News came to the Farm to shoot a piece for County Road 12 which aired on Friday, October 28 at 6 p.m. It was so fun to have him out and the kids really enjoyed talking to him as well. Check out the story here!