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Uvalde Smalltown News


March Update:

Our March workshop leader went way overboard on love and activities and we can’t stop looking at the pictures shared with by Big Springs Ranch! Don’t they just make you smile!
Games, arts and crafts, painting, and coloring with the new donated supplies kept kids busy from multiple cabins!
Then it was time to get active again…
the kids went to the ranch gym with their toys from Chicktime! Lots of good movement and release of energy! The kids even connected two jump ropes to make one big one, allowing the girls to jump two at a time. FUN!!
The Chicktime Easter Bunny even brought lots of treats for the kids one morning.
We hear the kids were totally immersed in JOY thanks to Chicktime !!

February Update:

Hey Chicktime Smalltown!
These are photos of our February drop off workshop! It’s a wonderful art project! More photos are coming of the girls working on this large art project!! Since we can’t be on campus ( yet) we have to be patient, but that’s so hard! We want to be there doing the art project with them. Let’s keep reminding ourselves… This too will pass and soon our workshops will be in person!!
Big shout out to Sharron Carnes ( pictured here) handing off to Houseparent Debra at Big Springs Ranch! We are also grateful for Sandra Hopper and Carol Kothmann for helping put this workshop together! You three women are nothing short of AMAZING !!

January Update:

We are starting the new year off with tons of fun!!
Lisa Bailey , our Chicktime Smalltown January workshop leader, provided this project of decollage creations where the girls made candle holders and more!!
She also provided homemade granola bars for all cabins, a very big hit!!

December Update:

Chicktime Smalltown dropped off Christmas goodies/crafts a little early to make sure the precious kids at the Ranch just feel our love for them in a HUGE way!

November Update:

Thanksgiving love drop off at the Ranch..
Each house got a basket of projects~model building for older boys, rock painting and construction projects for younger boys aromatherapy/bath bombs/soap making for older girls, origami & pillow making for middle and younger girls and canvas/paint/and brushes for everyone! Snacks and fresh fruit for all too!
Whew! Thank you Chicktime Smalltown for standing in the gap!

October Update:

Aren’t fresh fruits and vegetables so beautiful?
We will always collect gift cards from HEB to keep purchasing them for the kids at Big Springs Ranch Children’s Home! So even if we don’t ask… buy the gift card and we will use it !

September Update:

So many good- for – you meals the kids at Big Spring Ranch could make with these simple things! Banana smoothies…baked potatoes… cucumber slices with a little lime or lemon juice sprinkled on top…
It’s the little things we take for granted that they desire so much. We will keep asking for your help because we love them that much! Dropping off fresh veggies and fruit is the highlight of our month on behalf of Chicktime Smalltown…

August Update:

Loving the kids at Big Springs Ranch for Children is so much fun.

Thank you to all who make this drop off possible.

Feeling so grateful!

Chicktime Smalltown had these cute bags monogrammed for the high school graduates who live at Big Springs Ranch! The thank you note speaks volumes to the love the kids feel when Chicktime shows up for them!

How easy is this? Run by Walmart and pick up a few!

 

 

Chicktime Smalltown is busy, busy, busy this month! This month, we are asking for donations of home goods with the children’s cabins but we would also really appreciate if someone could come in a help wrap gifts for the children!  The children are also putting on their first Christmas play and we could really use help with all of the behind the scenes stuff!

We hope you all have a merry Christmas!

 

Chicktime Smalltown is dedicated to serving the children of Big Springs Ranch. In addition to the previously posted items on our website that we are collecting this month, we are asking for your help with a surprise for the children! The children REALLY want to be able to carve pumpkins for fall but as you all know, pumpkins are expensive. We would appreciate a donation of pumpkins to the Ranch and for someone to come in and help the children carve them!

If you would like to help us fill this request, please contact Brianne at bsadmin@hctc.net today!

Happy New Year to the Wonderful Women of Chicktime.

And a big Thank You for your generous and faithful support.

 

The children of Big Springs enjoyed a warm and safe Christmas, with plenty of gifts and support from everywhere. Chicktime has been blessed with many new mentors who are spending time with the children at the ranch and in their Homes.  What a blessing.

 

We have been contacted by the leaders of the ranch and they have a big “need”.  They are in need of their own Ranch Van. Presently Hill Country Youth Ranch provides Big Springs with vans for each home.  Due to financial constraints these vans are Only allowed to travel to Uvalde and Kerrville.  So, if there is ever a desire for any of the homes to go to a Christian retreat, Special event in San Antonio, etc.  the ranch is restricted.  They very much desire a van for these special occasions.  A group of Chicktime women have already raised $17,000 towards the van.  We are now looking for the remaining $7000 to make the purchase.  If you have any desire to help us in this effort, please contact Kim Huffstutler at kim@sijet.com 830-591-7776 or Jan Elliott mamajan@wildblue.net 830-591-4795.

 

Blessings for a Fabulous New Year!

During this Christmas season, let us all remember what this season is really about and rejoice in HIS birth!

November 2014

Awesome annual gathering was celebrated at the home of Kim Huffstutler with Kara Mills as our guest speaker. Grants were awarded to St. Henry de Osso “Win-Win” Literacy Project and Big Springs Children Home.

Kara Mills

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GRANT RECIPIENTS

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UPCOMING EVENTS
SEPTEMBER
 
Please join us for a lesson in Social Etiquette/Table Manners and dinner for the girls and staff hosted by Jan Elliott.
  
September 27, 2014
5:30 – 7:30 pm @ First United Methodist Church in Uvalde
OTHER NEWS

 

 

It’s almost time for our Annual Chicktime Celebration and the awarding of our Grants.

We have the same groups submitting grant requests like-St. Henry de Osso and Big Springs Children’s Ranch.  If you know of any other non-profits that would be interested in submitting an application for a grant from Chicktime, please let me know. I can be reached at 830-591-7776 or via email at kim@sijet.com

Our theme is always about ‘Transforming the Lives of Women and Children’.  If there is a non-profit that meets that criteria, they can submit a grant request.

 

As always, you the members will be the ones to vote for the winner.

Be Blessed,

Kimberly Fulton Huffstutler

  

Upcoming Events

 

AUGUST
 
Please join us for various activities with the girls and  boys –  hosted by The Sisters.
 
August 23, 2014
10 am with girls @ Bee Creek
2 pm with boys @ Bee Creek

 

SEPTEMBER
 
Please join us for a lesson in Social Etiquette/Table Manners and dinner for the girls and staff hosted by Jan Elliott.
  
September 27, 2014
5:30 – 7:30 pm @ First United Methodist Church in Uvalde

 

 

OCTOBER

 

Please join us for a Painting Class hosted by Sharron Carnes & Dorothy Redland.
 
October 25, 2014
Time and place will be announced

 

JULY EVENT

 

Max Westbrook of Austin, Texas, Uvalde’s former interim chief of police, hosted a career day event for the boys from the Big Springs Ranch that are interested in a career in the law enforcement field.  Mr. Westbrook organized a tour of the Uvalde Police department with the current law enforcement team. After the tour, the group was treated to a hamburger lunch at Live Oaks Bed & Breakfast, where 6 officers join them for a question and answer session.

 

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CALLING ALL PROFESSIONALS!!!!

CAREER DAYS AT BIG SPRINGS

Can you spare a couple of hours to share your passion or your profession with the children of Big Springs Ranch?

Here are some career areas in which the children have expressed an interest:

Architect,Artist,Aviation,Carpenter,Chef,Coach,Computer Programmer,Dancer,Dentist,Firefighter,Florist,Judge,Landscaper,Lawyer, Massage Therapist,Mechanic, Military,Musician,News Reporter, Nurse, Pharmacist,Photographer,Police Officer,Probabation Officer,Teacher,Cosmetologist,Paramedic,Veterinarian

Contact Kim Huffstutler at 830-591-7776 or kim@sijet.com if you can help arrange an afternoon of fun and education.

 

Upcoming Events

 

JULY 
 
Please join us for an Art Project – Collage hosted by Lea Rentch.
 
July 26, 2014
10-12 pm @ First United Methodist Church in Uvalde

 

AUGUST
 
Please join us for various activities with the girls and  boys –  hosted by The Sisters.
 
August 23, 2014
10 am with girls @ Bee Creek
2 pm with boys @ Bee Creek

 

SEPTEMBER
 
Please join us for a lesson in Social Etiquette/Table Manners and dinner for the girls and staff hosted by Jan Elliott.
  
September 27, 2014
5:30 – 7:30 pm @ First United Methodist Church in Uvalde

 

 

OCTOBER

 

Please join us for a Painting Class hosted by Sharron Carnes & Dorothy Redland.
 
October 25, 2014
Time and place will be announced

 

JUNE EVENTS

 

Pie Crust and noodle making hosted by Carol LaRue!

 

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Career Day hosted Dr. Tracy,DVM Colvin at Southwest Texas Veterinary Medical Center

 

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Career Day – Flying

hosted by Conrad, Kim & Mark Huffstutler

 

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CALLING ALL PROFESSIONALS!!!!

CAREER DAYS AT BIG SPRINGS

Can you spare a couple of hours to share your passion or your profession with the children of Big Springs Ranch?

Here are some career areas in which the children have expressed an interest:

Architect,Artist,Aviation,Carpenter,Chef,Coach,Computer Programmer,Dancer,Dentist,Firefighter,Florist,Judge,Landscaper,Lawyer, Massage Therapist,Mechanic, Military,Musician,News Reporter, Nurse, Pharmacist,Photographer,Police Officer,Probabation Officer,Teacher,Cosmetologist,Paramedic,Veterinarian

Contact Kim Huffstutler at 830-591-7776 or kim@sijet.com if you can help arrange an afternoon of fun and education.

 

Upcoming Events
JUNE
 
Please join us for Noodle and Pie Crust making hosted by Carol LaRue.
 
June 29, 2014
3-5 pm @ Bee Creek
JULY 
 
Please join us for an Art Project – Collage hosted by Lea Rentch.
 
July 26, 2014
10-12 pm @ First United Methodist Church in Uvalde
AUGUST
 
Please join us for various activities with the girls and  boys –  hosted by The Sisters.
 
August 23, 2014
10 am with girls @ Bee Creek
2 pm with boys @ Bee Creek
SEPTEMBER
 
Please join us for a lesson in Social Etiquette/Table Manners and dinner for the girls and staff hosted by Jan Elliott.
  
September 27, 2014
5:30 – 7:30 pm @ First United Methodist Church in Uvalde
OCTOBER
Please join us for a Painting Class hosted by Sharron Carnes & Dorothy Redland.
 
October 25, 2014
Time and place will be announced
 
 

 

Upcoming Events
MAY
Chapel Dedication
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Graduation
May 29,2014 at Big Spring Ranch
 
JUNE
 
Please join us for Noodle and Pie Crust making hosted by Carol LaRue.
 
June 29, 2014
3-5 pm @ Bee Creek
 
JULY
 
Please join us for an Art Project – Collage hosted by Lea Rentch.
 
July 26, 2014
10-12 pm @ First United Methodist Church in Uvalde
AUGUST
 
Please join us for various activities with the girls and  boys –  hosted by The Sisters.
 
August 23, 2014
10 am with girls @ Bee Creek
2 pm with boys @ Bee Creek
SEPTEMBER
 
Please join us for a lesson in Social Etiquette/Table Manners and dinner for the girls and staff hosted by Jan Elliott.
  
September 27, 2014
5:30 – 7:30 pm @ First United Methodist Church in Uvalde
OCTOBER
Please join us for a Painting Class hosted by Sharron Carnes & Dorothy Redland.
 
October 25, 2014
Time and place will be announced
 
 
 
April Events
 Reading Challenge
Chicktime launched a book reading contest October 1 through April 1, 2014.  We were so excited to have 9 participates take the challenge. On April 10th the entire Big Springs Ranch gathered to listen to Dr. Rose Garza share and inspirational and motivation talk.  The top reader, most improved reader and most willing with best attitude reader all received special prizes.
All the participates will be going to Camp Eagle for a day of fun in June.
We are looking forward to purchasing more book for the Ranch library and kick off a summer reading challenge beginning June 1 and ending with the start of school in the fall. -Gaye Morris
Prom Ready!
It was truly our pleasure in getting this amazing opportunity to volunteer and Glam up the ladies for such a memorable night.
It was fun getting to listen to music, talk about their prom attire and overall prom expectations. It was a memorable day for all of us and truly a great experience.
Thank you for this great opportunity. Sincerely, Doll Haus Boutique and Mauve Salon
A big THANK YOU goes out to Makeup Artist and owner of Doll Haus Boutique Melissa Martinez,
makeup Artist Volunteers Alyssa Martinez and Gaby Patino and hair Dresser and Owner of Mauve Salon Kim Jones
for volunteering their time to make this a special evening for the girls!
 

Upcoming Events
APRIL
Prom
April 26 , 2014
MAY
Will update soon since Prom was moved to April!
JUNE
Please join us for Noodle and Pie Crust making hosted by Carol LaRue.
June 29, 2014
3-5 pm @ Bee Creek
JULY
Please join us an Art Project – Collage hosted by Lea Rentch.
July 26, 2014
10-12 pm @ First United Methodist Church in Uvalde
March’s Event
 Sugar Cookie decorating and Self Portraits
On March 15 I was blessed to attend an activity with the girls of Big Springs Ranch. We did self-portraits with water colors.  Art is not one of my best talents, so I was glad several of the girls gave me good advice. They seemed to enjoy doing this. After that, they decorated sugar cookies. I was impressed with their inventiveness. The girls loved gobbling up their cookies. It was a good bonding experience for all. Thank you Beth Downing for hosting.
–Mary Gallagher/Chicktime Member
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Upcoming Events
MARCH
Please join us in March for Sugar Cookie decorating and Self Portraits hosted by Beth Downing and Gaye Morris.
March 15, 2014
10-12 pm @ Bee Creek
APRIL
Please join us for a lesson in Social Etiquette/Table Manners and dinner for the girls and staff hosted by Jan Elliott.
April 10, 2014
5:30pm @ First United Methodist Church in Uvalde
MAY
Please join us for PROM PRETTY hosted by Melissa Martinez.
May 3, 2014
3 pm to party time @ BSRC
JUNE
Please join us for Noodle and Pie Crust making hosted by Carol LaRue.
June 29, 2014
3-5 pm @ Bee Creek
JULY
Please join us an Art Project – Collage hosted by Lea Rentch.
July 26, 2014
10-12 pm @ First United Methodist Church in Uvalde
February Valentine’s
What a special morning we had with Sister’s Gina, Angeles, and Delores and their special friend Kyara on February 8 at Bee Creek on the Ranch.  Love was in the air and it was rich and thick!
The Sister’s brought a special video about what friends are even if they are different and then Sister Delores discussed the meaning with the girls.  The Valentine story was told, songs with the motions were enjoyed by all and a little Valentine craft was done to share with someone special.
We want to thank our special friends “The Teresian Sister’s” for their very loving hearts toward the children of Big Springs Ranch and Chicktime, what a wonderful time we had with them and look forward to many more like it.
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February Upcoming Event

Please join us in February for our Valentine’s event hosted by the Teresian Sisters.

You will receive an email with date, time and location from Gaye Morris

Also check out the events calendar for other upcoming events.

(Dates and times are subject to change

if the Big Springs girls are busy so check back often!)

January  Yoga

The girls and house parents of the Big Springs Ranch enjoy a yoga class at Bee Creek in Leakey hosted by Carol LaRue.  After the relaxing session Carol treated all to healthy cookies and ginger tea. The girls so enjoyed this event that they have requested more yoga classes! Thank you Carol for your time and sharing with these beautiful girls.

 

If you haven’t signed up to host an activity in 2014; please contact Gaye Morris at gayemorris2@yahoo.com.

January Upcoming Event

Please join us in January for a yoga class hosted by Carol LaRue.

Location: Bee Creek in Leakey, Tx.

You will receive an email with date

Also check out the events calendar for other upcoming events.

(Dates and times are subject to change

if the Big Springs girls are busy so check back often!)

November  2013

Awesome annual gathering at Live Oak Bed & Breakfast with Brittany McClary as our guest speaker. Grants in the amount of $ 2,200.00 were  awarded to St. Henry de Osso “Win-Win Literacy Project” and big Springs Children Home. What an amazing circle of support Uvalde has provided for these causes.

And most important…as the Christmas season approaches, let all of us remember what this season is really about, and rejoice in His birth.

Brittany McClary

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Grant Recpients

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October’s Handwriting Analysis

Hosted by Cindy Buchanan

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GOLF FOR A CAUSE

Oct. 1 – Oct. 8 – Oct 15, 2013

 

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October Upcoming Event

HAND WRITING ANALYSIS


Please join us for our next monthly Chicktime event!

WHEN: October 26, 2013

TIME:  4 pm – 6 pm

WHERE: Live Oaks Bed and Breakfast

 

September’s Black Light Bowling

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We invite you to join us at the next Chicktime Smalltown event.

 

September 28, 2013
4-6 PM
Bowling & Dinner
Uvalde Bowling Center

 

August Ceramic Painting

 

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July Herb Planting

 

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Our next few months are scheduled and we invite you to Chicktime Smalltown, Uvalde, Texas.

 

July 24, 5 –7pm    

     

Potted Plants, Edible Flowers and Herbs   

Home of Dixie Radicke

 

Aug 21, 10-1pm  

       

Ceramics                                       

Ceramic Barn

 

Sept 28, 4-6pm 

         

Bowling                                                                    

Uvalde Bowling Center

 

June’s Activity

 

Chicktime Smalltown cooling down with the girls of BSRC!  The wonderful girls and awesome house parents traveled to Uvalde June 27th to enjoy a swim at Live Oaks Bed and Breakfast.  There was a lot of spashin, jumpin and diving!  And after their swim they were hungry, of course.  I think the girls really enjoyed the chicken wings, veggies and fruit because there wasn’t much left!  The time was too short as it always is and as always the blessing came to us.  Watching them just being children is joy unspeakable.  Please join with Chicktime in praying and serving the hurting wherever you are.

 

The House Parents & Life Guards!

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