Dream Katchers schedules several events
Dream Katchers would like to keep our local residents informed regarding our events. Our third annual “An Evening With Elvis” with Terry Buchwald, that was held March 30 at Michael’s Banquet Facility, was a great success. The evening was attended by over 300 people, 12 sheet pizzas were enjoyed and over 50 themed baskets/items were donated for a chance at winning.
Thanks to Terry, his crew, Joe, his staff and our faithful volunteers. Also, the following for their donations: The Dog Bar, Pepsi, Healing Waters, Chef’s, Salvatore’s, Adventure Landing, Niagara Chocolates, Creekview, Lockwood Greenhouse, Darien Lake, Mississippi Mud’s, Linda Lund, Ilio DePaolo’s, Chaffee IRA, Holland Motor Sports, Jimmie’s Pizza, Buffalo’s Best, Edie’s, Demarco’s, Bella, Ninos.
Our most recent dance was a Spring Fling April 21 and attended by 73 individuals and their staff. May will be a decades dance, where they all will be encouraged to pick a decade and dress up. This year’s hoedown will have live fiddle music with Heather Pennington and her students. We have plans for a Thanksgiving dinner/dance. The entertainment will be a group with several challenged individuals as members, Universal Mind.
Dream Katchers has started a Niagara Chocolate bar fundraiser. You can find us at the Dairy Fest (in the craft area) and, weather permitting, at Wal-Mart, May 26. Another project we have started is to put together a cookbook. We hope to have that ready in time for our fall fundraiser, Dreaming Country; music with Paul Zittle and Pure Country, auction items, 50/50, food for purchase, Oct. 13 at Springville Fire Hall.
We continue to collect cards and calendars and greatly appreciate all who have donated already. These make “new” cards to share with nursing home residents and others during holiday times.
I would like to make mention for those who haven’t heard of us and remind others. Dream Katchers may currently focus on activities for adults, but we are very interested in moving toward having things for all ages, from preschool age and up.
A major component holding us back is the lack of volunteers. Second would be knowing of families interested, and then a place. Currently, we count on space that is shared by many. Our goal would be to have a place of our own, where we could have an endless list of activities for all ages. Another thing to remember, as a parent of a young person possibly attending a preschool program or school age and receiving services: We would hope Dream Katchers would be a place you would consider for your child for recreation/socialization and this would be a common place as they grow through adulthood.
If you know of individuals or families that may be interested in finding out more, either attending, volunteering or more, please pass along this article and how to reach us.
As always, you can check us out on Facebook® and the Web, www.facebook.com/dreamkatcherswny or www.dream-katchers.webs.com. Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org; 860-0368.
Dream Katchers director