Sometimes, there are times when you get the chance to do something that has nothing to do with you but gives you the chance to do something for someone else. That’s when you get the opportunity to show what you are really all about. It’s not always easy and sometimes it’s really tough but it’s always worthwhile.
Order of the Arrow Dancers
For five years, All Points Fasteners has had the privilege to be a sponsor for a local 501C, Ride For A Cure. We were there at the beginning, when it was just a an idea, a thought thrown about when one of the girls at the ranch where it began got diagnosed with Parkinson disease. She asked if the Corral, an equestrian club, would be willing to do a fundraiser with the Michael J. Fox group to bring awareness and raise funds for Parkinson. You’d be surprised at how quickly everyone jumped on board to help. It was really amazing how easily everyone gave up their time and energy to pull together a really successful event. Hands raised, volunteering everything from supplies to expertise to time to help . These were good times with good people.
Now it’s five years later and sometimes the enthusiasm isn’t as strong as it was. After all, now instead of one single event, it’s a series of events throughout the year. Almost a full time job by itself. But, from somewhere deep inside, they still find the energy to put in the time to put together an incredible show. This year to benefit children at a special needs school. More than 40 families from the school, along with their teachers and Principal came to watch the show along with hundreds of other spectators, that this year was produced just for them. If you saw the look on the faces of these special needs kids, you’d know that for that day, being ‘special’ had a whole new meaning for them because this day, they were very special indeed!