Community Partnerships:

  • 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!