|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||Contact: Valerie Avery
|March 4, 2010
BIG SPRING – You can’t miss ‘em, and you won’t want to.
If you are a past contributor to the Volunteer Services Council at Big Spring State Hospital – chances are your mailbox contains a brightly colored orange envelope with an invitation to the social event of the season – the Fourth Annual Cars, Stars & Handlebars. And this time it’s going Hollywood, according to co-chairman Stacy Barr.
“Every year we give it a different theme from the year before, and this year we decided that we were going to ‘Go Hollywood!’ “, Barr said. “We thought it would be appropriate to shine big, bright Hollywood lights on this event because we like our patients to shine. We just think they are really special.”
This year’s “Cars, Stars and Handlebars Goes Hollywood!” will be Saturday, April 17, at the Big Spring Country Club. Invitations are $100 apiece and give patrons and a guest entry into the event, which includes hors d’oeuvres and a chance to win a new vehicle.
The event begins at 5 p.m. and hors d’oeuvres will be served an hour later.
Proceeds from the event and all volunteer fund-raisers and donations fund everyday patient activities and needs, such as clothing and toiletry items, and for celebrations, such as Christmas and Summer Fun Day, but it also funds long-range projects such as the construction of two Family Visitation Centers.
“The Family Visitation Centers are something we really need,” said Ed Moughon, Big Spring State Hospital Superintendent.
In the past, the Volunteer Services Council has funded construction of the Animal Assisted Therapy building, the Meditation and Butterfly Garden and the walking track.
“We could not do what we do without the help of the Volunteer Services Council,” Moughon said. “They are invaluable to this hospital.”
The Family Visitation Center buildings would provide a comfortable and safe space for families who want to visit their relatives who are undergoing treatment at Big Spring State Hospital, said Billie Christie, Director of Community Relations.
If you did not receive an invitation and would like to attend Cars, Stars and Handlebars Goes Hollywood! or would just like to make a donation, please call the Community Relations Office at (432) 268-7271 or (432) 268-7536.
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