The presentation of the First Annual Mary Ann Sugg Community Enhancement Award was given during Waves Celebrate the Arts Fundraiser to Ravenwood High School in recognition of creating a culture of inclusion. Homecoming King, Austin Wallace, accepted the award.
Four residents moved into two newly renovated homes in Spring Hill. Waves is fortunate to have a great working relationship with Community Housing Partnership of Williamson County.
Our partnership with the Arts Council of Williamson County allowed us to have an the 6th annual An Artist’s Window Art Show based on talent and work.
The Catholic Heart Youth Organization sent high school and college students to Waves, Inc. for a week of volunteer work. They cleaned vans, spruced up yards and helped paint part of our day program facilities.
Waves participated in the Special Olympics bowling tournament held at the Franklin Bowling Lanes.
We celebrated the Annual Christmas Dinner with the Arc of Williamson County.
Service recipients and staff received over 30 tickets from the Nashville Ballet to attend the performance of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker.”
Songs were in the air at the Christmas Concert performed at the Columbia Avenue Chic fil A.
Organization Outreach and Awards:
Waves received a 52/54 score on the Quality Assurance review by the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Senator Jim Summerville from Dickson presented Linda Hardin with a proc-lamation from the Tennessee General Assembly recognizing her as a public servant who has dedicated herself to improving the quality of life for her fel-low citizens.
Early Childhood Learning Program:
A grant was received from the Tennessee Disability Coalition to fund the position for a Community Awareness Coordinator to increase awareness of the services provided by Waves Early Learning Program.
Adult Program Activities:
Day program participants visited the corn maze at the Ring farm.
A yard sale held in Fairview raised money for the Fairview day program.
The annual “Health Fair” at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church promoted healthy living habits.
A fun time was had by all at the 7th Annual Fiesta!
Green was the theme at the St. Patrick’s Day Dance.
Friends and Family, parent information meetings, were held throughout the year.
We toured the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Opryland Hotel at Christ-mas.
A trip to the Nashville Zoo included lots of fun times watching the animals and enjoying a picnic lunch!
We enjoyed attending the Disney on Ice and the Temptations concert.
Individuals gave back through volunteering at Graceworks, Meals on Wheels, local nursing homes and parks.
Learning to rides bikes was a blast at the “Lose the Training Wheels” bike camp.
We received bikes from generous donors and launched a bike program!