Three hundred local and regional participants heard Kelly Smith, nationally recognized child behavior specialist, present powerful tools for managing behavior in children. Numerous participants said she was the most amazing presenter they had heard in their many years of attending workshops and seminars.
To those who participated, roses for aspiring to become better parents, teachers, and caretakers of our children and for giving up a Saturday to do it.
Roses to our generous sponsors who made the conference available and affordable to all: Tyler Building Systems, Southside Bank, Innovative Therapy Group, Texas Bank and Trust, First Christian Church Mother's Day Out and Preschool, 5th and Broadway Tiny Town, Brookshire's Grocery Company, Sunbeam Foods, Inc., Dairy Queen, and Bruno's Pizza.
Thanks to Azleway Children's Services, Apple Medical Supply, Paris Pediatric Home Health Care, Maximus-TX Health Steps, Behavioral Innovations, Autumn Hanson of Scentsy, and the Tyler Police Department for providing information regarding their services and resources at the conference.
Bouquets to all those who volunteered their time to help at the conference: Suzanne Krause, Parent Services Board President; Julee Renfroe, PSC Autism Network Coordinator; Jason Scott, UT Tyler student; Becky Bonilla and Warren McLeod, faithful participants and workers at Parent Services' events.
This conference would not have been possible were it not for the time, effort, and motivation of PSC Executive Director Shelley Judd and conference registrar Shirley McLeod of Parent Services Center who worked with the board, underwriters and volunteers to organize the conference.
Finally, I am honored to be a part of this nonprofit organization, Parent Services Center, which is committed to serving parents and families of East Texas. Roses to you all.
Chair, Parent Services Center Conference
ANTIQUE SHOW SUPPORT
Trudy Norman, longtime dealer from Lindale who is the show's coordinator, ably assisted by Mary Ann Winters and daughter Leigh-Ann. Mary Ann Winters, who is best known for her catering skills and buttermilk pie, is also a licensed antique dealer and some of us remember when she and Leigh-Ann had a booth at the Salado Shows.
We not only had the longtime participants who come every year, and we always enjoy visiting with them and seeing their wares, but at this show there were 26 new dealers. Wow.
What fun to meet these new people, some from other states, including a young man from Hope, Ark., from my home state.
The new people were pleasantly surprised to find an excellent “lunch room,” where they could pick up a gourmet lunch from several selections and outstanding deserts.
This truly was one of the best antique shows I have ever attended, and I'm looking forward to next year.
Mary Ann Lanthier
It was a very welcome treat, with no commercials, wonderful entertainment, and an opportunity to hear and see great performers, many from long ago. This is the only way I know how to say thank you, and it's from the bottom of my heart. Thank you so very much.
Elizabeth H. Johnson