Annual Ozark Rotary Auction…Benefits VBAS !!!

 

Pierce Stevens, passenger and Pete Crews of Sky Cruise after a flight...Thanks to Sky Cruise for the donation of a balloon flight for 2 to the Ozark Rotary Auction.

Pierce Stevens, passenger and Pete Crews of Sky Cruise after a flight…Thanks to Sky Cruise for the donation of a balloon flight for 2 to the Ozark Rotary Auction.

 

 It’s Auction Time !!

This Friday, April 25th, Ozark Rotary Club will hold it’s annual silent and live auction to support Vivian B. Adams School and other local charities.  Dinner is at 6:00 with the live auction beginning at 7:00.  This event takes place at Fox Ridge Golf Course.

 

Since our opening in 1971, the Ozark Rotary Club has been enthusiastic supporters of Vivian B. Adams School.  So enthusiastic that through the years they have raised over one million dollars for VBAS !!!  Over the years, the monies raised have been used to add improvements to our facility and support programs.  Most recently we have used the donation for buses and additions to our greenhouse.

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Stuffin’ The Bus for VBAS

IMG_1322bus filledThe skies were grey and overcast on Saturday…but the bright yellow VBAS School Bus in the Enterprise Walmart parking lot was quickly filled with supplies by the giving hands and generous hearts of shoppers.

The Interact Club of Enterprise High School adopted VBAS as their major community project for this school year.  This outstanding, hardworking group devised a project plan, put the plan into action, and WOW what a response !!

After a few weeks of collecting in various school, church, and business locations, the club members gathered and worked shifts at Enterprise Walmart to finish collecting supplies and money to bring the project to an end. And what a successful ending !!  The bus pulled out of the parking lot filled with supplies and over $3,000.00 was collected in monetary donations to “fill in the gaps” of items still needed.

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The students, faculty, staff, and families of Vivian B. Adams School are humbled, awed, and extremely grateful to the outpouring from the community and most especially to these high school students and their advisors for all of their unselfish work. 

Thank you all for your heart for VBAS.

VBAS TAKES SAFETY BEYOND NORMAL Part One

In today’s safety and security minded society, there’s no greater though on the minds of educators and future planners than the safety of the people for whom they are responsible.  As you see in the image below, you’ll take note to the fact that special needs individuals are no exception to the rule when it comes to knowing what to do, how to do it, and when to do it in the event of an emergency while in transit on a bus.  This is all the more reason why we make it possible for some of our individuals to participate in walk-through practice drills when it comes to being prepared for an emergency either on campus or on a bus.

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In this image, special thanks to Mrs. Miranda Kirkland for her time and bus for this particular photo shoot as she demonstrates to participants how to deploy a roof hatch to be used in the unlikely event escape through such exit is necessary.  In the wake of the recent Midland City incident which incidentally occurred not too far from this facility, we’ve taken proactive steps of our own to prepare individuals for emergency evacuation and other situations such as a lockdown, severe weather and fire.  So, as you can see, we do what it takes to make it work for everybody.