Special Needs School Needs Your Vote for Their Greenhouse

| 10/19/2011 10:20:35 PM

The Arc of the Shoals in Tuscumbia, as most schools in the state of Alabama has been hit hard by proration. Older folks in the Shoals still call the school for adults with special needs Hope Haven. The Arc consists of Hope Haven Adult Training Center, Phyllis Lyle Work Center, semi independent living programs and group homes. It is a great organization with wonderful employees who care for the clients they support. The organization is on a very tight budget and makes full use of the funds intended to support its programs. 

 our greenhouse 

One of the training programs is a gardening class. Plants are grown by the clients and are available for purchase at the school. There's one little problem, our greenhouse is not complete. The ventilation fans and heaters don’t work. Here’s were you come in, and it won’t hurt you a bit, all we need is your vote. Listerhill Credit Union is sponsoring a “Cash for your Cause” sweepstakes. You may vote only once per e-mail address until October 27, 2011. The winner will receive $3000 toward their cause. Please watch the fantastic video located at the top left of the applicants is the Arc of the Shoals and cast your vote hear? Pretty please? Voting ends on October 27. Thanks in advance for your support! 

Whippoorwill Hollow Films made the Arc’s entry possible by filming the video required to enter the contest, and here's a big THANK YOU to to them for their gracious help.  

    Auburn pumpkins 

One of the fall painting class projects is painting pumpkins of local high schools and your favorite college. 

Mary Carton
10/22/2011 9:18:09 PM

Thanks Cindy. Dave they are into something all the time, and I just seem to get into predicaments also by accident. With the cold weather the mice are looking for a winter spot and each day, I'm cleaning up their presents of mice and field rats at the end of the drive. I put out 3 Encore azaleas called Autumn Starlite today and put hooligan cages around them. I planted a Japanes maple at the corner of the walk and driveway, hope it's still there in the morning. Thanks to both of you for commenting and voting for the Arc. Mary

Cindy Murphy
10/22/2011 9:08:52 PM

My vote has been entered, Mary. Good luck to the Arc of Shoals!

Nebraska Dave
10/20/2011 4:50:17 PM

Mary, you and the hooligans crack me up. I can just see you in my mind's eye out in the rain holding a snake in one hand and a half broken umbrella in the other, sweats on, and barefooted. It is kind of humorous. Don't you think? It's such a good thing that you can laugh at you predicaments and be able to share with all the GRIT world the precarious positions you and the hooligans get yourselves into. I too have been in those types of situations and can only laugh at the circumstances that surround the event. I expect it wasn't a great experience for the snake either. Have a great dry snake less day. :0)

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