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Registration for the 2015 Max Clark Memorial Golf Tournament is now open. See our Golf Tournament page.
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We had a great fundraiser at Tropical Smoothie on May 18th, 2014. Thanks to everyone who participated.
See the Tropical Smoothie Fundraiser Flier we had.
Searcy Children’s Homes is now enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program! So when you shop as usual at Kroger, a portion of your purchase is refunded to the agency. It’s Easy… just shop, swipe your card & earn dollars to support the work being done at Searcy Children’s Homes.
Each individual must enroll their own Kroger Plus Card to participate. Simply visit KrogerCommunityRewards.com and “link” your Kroger Plus Card to Searcy Children’s Homes. Our agency’s Rewards # is 81426. The information is used to update your Kroger Plus Card and needs to be extremely accurate. Incorrect information would impact offers in the mail, fuel rewards and other special promotions. All Participants must re-enroll each year to continue earning awards during the coming year.
As seen in The Daily Citizen Thursday, May 17, 2012 • Page 3B
2012 Max Clark Memorial Golf Tournament
On Friday, May 4th, one hundred and twenty golfers gathered for the 12thannual Max Clark Memorial Golf Tournament at The Course at River Oaks. However, the real reason they were there didn’t have anything to do with golf. Twelve years ago, this tournament was started by Max Clark who single-handedly created an annual charity golf tournament to benefit Searcy Children’s Homes which since 1974 has provided foster care among other services to abused and neglected children in Arkansas. After his passing, the board of Searcy Children’s Homes gave his name to the tournament
which remains one of the agency’s largest fund-raising events. In addition to the golf teams, more than 100 business and individual sponsors contributed to the event and dozens of others provided prizes, give-aways, and silent auction items. Combined, their generosity raised more than $30,000 to help Searcy Children’s Homes expand its services and increase the number of children served by fifty percent in 2012. That is what it is all about; helping the children. Searcy Children’s Homes mission is “Planting Seeds of Hope” in children and families, providing for the tools for spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth. Searcy Children’s Homes wishes to congratulate the flight winners and thank each participant for their generosity.
Max Clark Memorial Golf Tournament Results
1st Harriman Athletics (57): Tommy Harriman, Jeff Morgan, Tim Kirby, Matt Hall
2nd Lowery Drug (57): Kerry Cambell, Bradley Wright, Aden Woodruff, Nelson Ruscin
3rd Martin Industrial Supplies (57): Wiley Blansett, Tim Blansett, Rick Lowe, Mark Bingman
1st White County Medical Center (61): Kevin Burton, Jon Simmons, Randy Harriman, Mike Howell
2nd I-Team (61): Allen Isom, Danny Isom, Allen Fiscus, Kevin Eads
3rd Quickway Chemical (61): Kenny Holeyfield, Stephan Pratt, Tim Harrell, Bryan Turney
1st Bryant (64): Kin Bryant, Chad Rogers, Charles Davis, Dewey Shanks
2nd A to Z (64): Darrell Martin, Kevin Money, Paul Frier, Johnny Black
3rd Bobby T’s Mattress and Furniture (64): Bobby Thompson, Jerry Gooch, Mitch Wright, Bill Dunaway
1st Finzer Roller (68): Glen Brown, Justin Talley, Trent Ruddle, Josh Talley
2nd US Able (68): George Burks, John Kimbrough, Steven Phaulp, Jim House
3rd Z-Mac (68): Darell Siler, Ryan Roop, Leyon Hames, Billy Hames
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, Searcy Children’s Homes encourages the church to play a role in making White County and greater Arkansas a better place for children and families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to care for their children, we can help promote children’s social, emotional, and spiritual well-being and prevent child maltreatment within families and communities.
The community plays an important role in protecting children. The church has an even greater responsibility, given by God, to care for those who cannot care for themselves. Hundreds of children, within our own community have been the victims of abuse and neglect in the last year. It is our job to work together with our community to share eternal hope, encourage positive outcomes for families and be a light to those who are struggling.
Ryan Parsons was the guest speaker at the CASA of White County “Light the Night” on April 2nd, 2012 in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month.
10. There is no other ministry that can affect so many lives – the child, their biological parent(s) that want to change their lives, or the adoptive parents that are longing to give their love to a child that has no other place to call their home.
9. Loving a foster child forces out my self-seeking, selfish form of love and encourages me to love them like Jesus.
8. The children will capture your heart and you’ll never be the same again.
7. It gives an ounce of hope for a seemingly hopeless situation.
6. You receive support, advocacy, and a sense of community with other Christian foster families through Searcy Children’s Homes.
5. You get to be a real superhero to a child who really needs one (capes are optional).
4. James 1:27 – you will be practicing pure religion.
3. You get to teach your child that service is a way of life, not something you do when the mood strikes.
2. You’ll never know, this side of heaven, how much good you’ll do in a child’s life.
1. It is what Jesus would do.
To learn more about becoming a foster parent through Searcy Children’s Homes, please contact Kim Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (501)268-3243
*Reasons provided by Searcy Children’s Homes families
The second meeting of our adoption support group this past Saturday was a wonderful success! Thanks to all those who attended and a special thanks to Jimmy, Leslie, and Emily Woodell for joining us. The Woodells shared with us about their adoption journey and answered many questions that we had for them. Emily also shared a little from her perspective and answered questions as well. She did such a wonderful job and it was a blessing to be able to hear from her personally. Jimmy and Leslie adopted Emily 14 years ago so they had a wealth of experience from which to draw. They shared with us about many different topics including cross cultural adoption, family responses to adoption, and how to talk to your child about adoption.
We concluded our time together by looking at some resources available for check out free of charge here at Searcy Children’s Homes. A resource list of available books, DVDs, and websites is available for those who are interested. We have many great tools that give insight into parenting adopted children as well as practical suggestions for dealing with behavioral challenges. A recommended reading list is also available for those who enjoy reading and need a good starting point. The adoptive families that Searcy Children’s Homes has had the privilege to serve all have unique insight and experiences to share that I know will be an encouragement to our group in the months and years to come. It is a blessing to serve our adoptive families and I look forward to our next meeting together sometime in April!
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (HCSB)
Kristin Kellett, LMSW
Adoption Case Manager