“Providing Heart and Hope for a Community devoted to the challenges of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities”
Chairman March & April 2019
Vice Chairman 2019 Wine Tasting Event Scheduled
Secretary We are so excited to announce that our upcoming and
Deborah Ellsworth soon-to-be-famous fundraising event, the 11th annual
Treasurer “Around the World in 180 Minutes” wine tas!ng extrav-
Pat Sendelbach aganza, will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019, at the
Glade Cultural Center located in The Woodlands.
Board of Directors This event is a virtual wine tour through some of the
Shawn Cannon most exci!ng wine regions in the world, including Italy,
Jim O’Hare France, South Africa and Austria, to name a few, plus
this year’s spotlight region, Texas! Entry into the event
Eduardo Rodriguez includes all tas!ngs for the mul!ple wine sta!ons, delicious bites, live entertainment
Jerry Shumpert and so much more! The night of fun and giving will also include live and silent auc!ons,
Robbi Turek a raﬄe and wine pull.
Executive Director The Glade Cultural Center, located at 2000 Woodlands Parkway in The Woodlands, is a
Flo Nelson mul!func!onal art gallery, educa!on facility and event venue nestled next to a tree-
lined lake, making it a beau!ful and perfect se4ng for this fun-ﬁlled event!
Our Mission Tickets are now available
Bridgewood Farms is the
premier provider of www.BridgewoodFarms.org
programs and services
in partnership with fami-
lies and the community,
with intellectual and
ties to reach their
through training and
that build self-esteem
and promote personal
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
The next mee!ng for the Bridgewood Farms Guardians
family support group will be Thursday, March 28ty at Tri-
County in the 2nd Floor Conference Room star!ng at
11:30AM. Bring a sack lunch and mee!ng will start
promptly at noon. The April mee!ng date has not yet been
determined so please stay tuned for future updates or call
936.856.6460 with any ques!ons.
State Bowling Competition February 2 & 3—Austin, Texas
Congratulations to all of our amazing athletes! .
Unified Teams Gold
T.J.K., Ryan W., Shelby, Mike Bronze
Colleen O., Ryan Y., Melinda N., Phyllis W. Gold
Norma S., Kylie C., Janie A., Ruben S.
Standard Teams Fifth
Gina S., Asilee B., Tim V., Scott N. Siver
Michelle M., Christian O., Joe P., Marsha I. Bronze
Aerianna D., Jennifer D., John Hu., Tiffani B. Fifth
Lynn S., Jason K., Jessica B., Juliet M. Gold
Tony C., Octavia J., Jennifer M., Dean B. Bronze
Misty L., Julie H., Kenny W., Karen C. Gold
Justin L., Brennon L., Allison L., Melinda B. Bronze
Hannah H., Pat M., Stephen S., Stephanie Z. Fourth
Tyson K., Evan F., Martha M., Jawn C. Bronze
Tracy V., Kurt S., Naomi W., Gary A. Fourth
Chris P., Janet D., Brandon H., Donna C. Gold
Lindsey C., Jennifer B, David P., Anne W.
We Still Need Your THANK YOU, STRIKE!
Gently Used Workout Equipment! Our special friends at Strike stepped up
with a $4,000 donation to send our
Do you have a treadmill, elliptical or other
piece of workout equipment in good athletes to Austin for the state bowling
tournament. Without the support of our
condition that has become more of a 2nd awesome community partners, events like
closet? Donate it to Bridgewood Farms.
this wouldn’t be possible.
Our clients love to exercise and our
equipment is tired, old and broken!
Here are just a few ways that you can give back to Bridgewood Farms!
• Purchase items on the Wish List • Give your time to assist teachers in class
• If your employer provides matching charitable • Donate any unused or unwanted workout equipment
donation fund, donate and match! that is in good working condition
• Support our Special Olympics Track & Field Teams • Support our friends participating at the MC Fair
• Get involved with the BWF Guardians Parent • Like and follow us on Facebook to keep up with us!
A Special THANK YOU to all who have volunteered and made
contributions to Bridgewood Farms!
Karen Pinnell; Linda Carter; Karen Simmons; Iris Alverado; Tara Barga, Mika
Brown; Tonya Jones; Sheri Brown; Cathy Silva; Ruby Page; Shelby Nelson’ Flo Nelson;
Greg Brewton; Cary Main; Nancy Hicks; Patrick McGannon; Mike Nelson; Lyn n Fischer;
Joe Hagerty; Rhonda Fox; Janie Rountree; Michelle Wakefield; Jay Jones; Mary Krolczyk;
Melinda Niewiemski; Reuben Sauceda; Christy Smith; National Charity League—
Monarchs; Aida & Paul Palmeri; Holly Ward; Edna & Stan Bubela; Pamy & Davy Holak; Jerry
Shumpert; Sheryl & Dwain Hibler; Marge Hildebrandt; Special thanks to everyone who has contributed to
the April Allard and Nan O’Hare memorials
Page 6 2018-19 Important Dates
March Happenings March 9: DANCE!
03/03: Mardi Gras Ball—Galveston March 11 : HSLR– Zach Brown Band
03/04: Incredible Pizza $15 March 29 - April 7: Montgomery
03/08: SO Track & Field - Walker County Invitational
03/09: BWF Dance at The Woodland Community Center County Fair Week
April 13: Family Picnic
7-9:30PM; Celebrating Jan, Feb & Mar Birthdays April 19: Good Friday– BWF
Will need volunteers to provide refreshments
03/22: Star Cinema Grill $23 CLOSED
03/11: HLSR Concert—Zach Brown
03/29: Sunshine Day at MC Fairgrounds May 27: Memorial Day—BWF
03/30: SO Track & Field - Kiwanis Invitational CLOSED
April Happenings June 11: Aqua Zumba starts
July 4: Independence Day– BWF
04/01: Special Education Show & Reception—MCFA CLOSED
04/09: Board Meeting July 5 : Burn Your Buns Charity
04/11: Incredible Pizza $15 Aug 10: Bike Ride
04/13: Friends & Family Picnic Client Luncheon
04/19: Good Friday—BWF CLOSED Moody Gardens
04/30: Star Cinema $23
Sept 2: Labor Day—BWF
May Happenings CLOSED
05/07: Incredible Pizza $15 2019 DANCE DATES
05/11: BWF Prom March 9 @ 7PM
05/17: Around the World in 180 Minutes Wine Event @ Glade Cultural
May 11 @ 7PM (Prom)
Center 6PM—9PM Sept 28 @ 7PM
05/20: Star Cinema $23 Dec 21 @ 12PM
05/27: Memorial Day—BWF CLOSED
6/14: Incredible Pizza $15
6/24: Star Cinema Grill $23
All special events and community outings MUST be paid for 1 week prior to
New Creative Arts Program on the Horizon!
Tammy Whitley, one of our wonderfully talented Ceramics Assistants, brings her
creative expertise to Bridgewood Farms to provide clients with opportunities to ex-
press their artistic talents!
Native born and raised in the Houston Heights, she showed interest in art from a
very young age, winning Best of Show with the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
among other awards and recognitions. After leaving her parents’ steel company,
she entered ‘Corporate America’ but soon realized something was missing...the
desire to help others through creative channels. She then obtained her art degree
and began a varied career in several artistic avenues, including creating pieces for
a long list of well known companies.
Since beginning her employment at Bridgewood Farms, she has been able to utilize her artistic talents while
also satisfying her desire to help others. On a mission to make Bridgewood Farms known as one of the best
creative places to be, Tammy is currently working to develop a Creative Arts Program for our friends here at
the Farm. If you would like to help get the program up and running, contact Enid Goodman at ext 104 and
she can provide a ‘wish list’ of items that will assist Tammy with starting this new creative program!
Montgomery County Fair is Just Around the Corner!
Our clients are getting ready for the Montgomery County fair week coming up March 29th through
April 7th. We have already started planning the projects to submit for judging and we can’t wait to
show you all the amazing pieces they are working on!
There are so many fun things to do during the fair week. Here is a brief schedule. You can find for
information at www.MCFA.org
Friday, March 29th: Sunshine Day at the Fair, Rodeo
Saturday, March 30th: Rodeo
Sunday, March 31st: Ranch Rodeo
Monday, April 1st: Special Education Show & Winner Reception
Tuesday, April 2nd: Senior Citizens Day, Non-Livestock Auction
Wednesday: Livestock Auction
Friday & Saturday, April 5th & 6th: Barbeque Cook-Off
2019 Burn Your Buns Bike Ride AND 5K Coming Soon!
As you know, the 2019 Burn Your Buns charity bike
ride is coming up on Thursday, July 4th. We are
looking to add a new element to this year’s ride by
offering a 5K walk or run for those who want to
participate but aren't into bicycle riding.
If you would like to be involved, or have experience
working with charity walks, we need you! Contact
Kristi at extension 103 or by email at
email@example.com and Enid at extension
104 to volunteer. Looking forward to another exciting year!
Meet Our Clients - Tiffani Blake
Tiﬀani Blake was born on January 31st, 1980, in Cha@anooga, TN. She had many health problems
star!ng at birth and was diagnosed with Williams Syndrome at the age of 2. Tiﬀani was so loved by her
grandparents and they aﬀec!onately nicknamed her “Angel Girl” and “Tippy Toes”. When she was 13,
she and her family moved to Texas where Tiﬀani would ﬁnish Conroe High School in 2001.
After High School, Tiffani started Bridgewood Farms and and found her new family: Flo, Enid, Jay
and all the caring teachers and clients at Bridgewood. They have
accepted Tiffani and her unique personality. She has learned to read and
keep a check book at Bridgewood, skills she is very proud of.
Tiffani is very competitive and learned how to ride horses at age 14. She showed her
horse Chantilly in a Western Pleasure Class horse show In Montgomery County and
won 3rd place! She also helped raise her horse Nika and started trail riding and rode in
The Christmas parade in Conroe, TX. She has even ridden down the San Jacinto
River Trail with Nika and was fearless. Nika took very good care of her. She helps to
train her dog Sophie, who has anxiety worse than Tiffani.
Tiffani’s favorite things to do include meeting new people, giving and receiving hugs and sharing her love with
others. One aspect of Williams Syndrome is that affected individuals have outgoing, engaging personalities
and tend to take an extreme interest in other people, and never meet a stranger. Tiffani LOVES God and has a
loving and generous heart. Her mom, Ruby, is very proud of her Angel Girl.
Meet the Bridgewood Farms Family! It’s Rodeo Time!
BOARD TREASURER We are headed to the Houston
Livestock Show and Rodeo on
PATRICIA SENDELBACH Monday, March 11th, to see the Zac
Brown Band! It is sure to be a fun and
Patricia Sendelbach, CPA, great evening of rodeo excitement
began her career in accounting and we look forward to all of our
and auditing in New Jersey then cowboys and cowgirls joining us!
moved to The Woodlands in
1993. For the past 20+ years she
has been employed at Lone Star
College – Montgomery in Conroe
Texas. During her career at LSC
– Montgomery, Patricia has been a professor of accounting,
department chair, and now serves as the Vice President,
Administrative Services. She holds a bachelor’s degree in
accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Master’s
of Business Administration from Sam Houston State University.
Patricia has been a board member at Bridgewood Farms since
2007 serving as Secretary for several years and currently holds
the position of Board Treasurer. She first became introduced to
the organization in 2005 when her sister, Linda Tiernan, moved
to Texas from Florida. Linda attends the day program and is
also a resident at Grace Manor. Linda and Patricia both love
being part of the Bridgewood Farms family! Patricia along with
her husband, Steven, enjoy traveling and spending time with
their two children, Bryan and Christine, and their families.
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Mardi Gras Ball Incredible
SO Track & Dance 7-9:30PM
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HLSR– Zach BWF Board
Brown Band Meeting
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Star Cinema &
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Star Cinema &
11680 Rose Road
Conroe, TX 77303
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We enjoy having visitors come see our
facilities and meet our clients & staff. To
request a tour or learn more about our
programs, services, and volunteer oppor-
tunities, call us at 936-856-6460 or visit
Dining Room: New Microwaves (4); 60” Commercial Grade Round Plastic Tables (10); 6’ or 8’ Commercial Grade Rectangular
Plastic Dining Tables (10); Lifetime Commercial Grade Plastic Folding Chairs (30) [Tables & Chairs Available at Sam’s Club]
Pre-Vocational Training: Acrylic Paints (Spring Colors); Paint Brushes; Bingo Prizes; Construction Paper; Tissue Paper
(assorted colors); E6000 Glue; Sandpaper (assorted grits); Sewing Thread (basic colors); Hobby Lobby & Michael’s Gift Cards
Ceramics: Studio Equipment and Materials; Kiln Shelves RF159 21” x 1” ; NRA-04 Pugmill (to recycle clay); Assorted Mayce Glazes;
Firing Rods; Slip; Clay; Stilts (bed of nails)
Horticulture: Tarps; Potting Soil; Seeds (Vegetable—Asst. Peppers, Herbs, Tomatoes, etc.; Flower—Marigold, Sunflower, Wildflower);
Sand Paper; Glue (6000 & Elmers); Acrylic Paint; Large Pots; Metal Leaf Rakes; Newspaper; Blue Painters Tape; White T-Shirts (L, XL)
and Fabric Paint; Miracle Grow; Organic Soil Conditioner; Osmacote (Flower & Vegetable Plant Food); Epsom Salt
ACE: Legos; Chalk (Dust Free); Pint/Gallon Ziplock Bags; Pencils/Erasers/Eraser Tops; Wooden Handle Puzzles; Activity
Workbooks & Coloring Books (Assorted Levels); Books (Assorted Levels); Dollar Tree Gift Cards; Glue Sticks; Construction Paper;
Scissors; Markers; Prizes for Prize Box
Health and PE: Stress Balls (hand sized); TBall Stand; Thera-Bands; Wiffle Balls; Health & Hygiene Related Items
Grace Manor: 2 Lawn Rakes; Wheelbarrow
Evelyn’s Manor: Bagless Vacuum Cleaner
Hick’s House: Outdoor Ceiling Fan; Step Open Kitchen Trash Can; Large Frying Pan
Men’s House: 2 Door Mats
Residential Properties: Riding Lawn Mower; 50’ Extension Cords; Leaf Blower
Shop/Barn: Various Shop Tools (screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, etc.,); 4” Angle Grinder; Stihl 20-24” Chainsaw; Riding Mower;
Office: Industrial Coffee Pot; Bagless Vacuum Cleaner
Celebra ng 50+ Years Serving the Special Needs Community 1967-2019