SNAP set to dedicate new entryway, playground Published 1:03 pm Monday, May 20, 2013 Joy Harris Hartselle Enquirer The John Mark Stallings Special Needs Accessible Playground of Morgan County (SNAP) recently added a $56,569 entryway to the existing swing area, splash pad and pavilion. A ribbon cutting and opening day ceremony will be held Sat., [...]
SNAP Entryway at Night Entryway for The John Mark Stallings Special Needs Accessible Playground (SNAP) which has just been completed (May, 2013) and is part of the Phase 3 playground project. Photo courtesy of Ferrell Vest
GIVING TO SNAP FOR BIRTHDAY: Jordan Hale celebrated her 12th birthday in a different way than most sixth graders. Instead of asking her friends to bring gifts, she asked her friends to donate at least $5 to the John Mark Stallings Special Needs Accessible Playground. Bob Francis, project manager for the park, was on hand [...]
Ribbon Cutting & Opening Day Invitation for Saturday, May 25, 2013 Ribbon Cutting & SNAP Opening Day Invitation 2013 We have been VERY BUSY, and we are almost ready. We want YOU to Come & See what we’ve been doing! The John Mark Stallings Special Needs Accessible Playground of Morgan County (SNAP) Invites you to [...]
First phase of SNAP playground area nears completion Posted By Brent Maze On April 8, 2013 (12:33 pm) In Hartselle, Morgan Countian, News, News, NEWS — FEATURE SPOT, News Main, RSS Facebook, RSS Twitter – Mark Edmondson helps install the Sway Fun Glider Saturday at he John Mark Stallings Special [...]
Special Olympics 2013 Here are some photos from this year’s Special Olympics at Ogle Stadium:
SNAP Work Day Saturday, April 6th, SNAP had a community build day for increment one of the final phase- here are some pphotos. GE volunteers helped, along with several others.
There were probably 1,000 kids attending the Morgan County Special Needs Rodeo this year. They loved the face painting, cotton candy, and special pony rides. Here are some photos from the event. It is so amazing to see how everyone is growing up. Jordan, Larry, Clara and Conner have really grown. Jordan is now 10 [...]
SNAP – Significant Additions in 2013 The John Mark Stallings Special Needs Accessible Playground (SNAP) plan significant additions in 2013. Here is a snapshot of the addons:
SNAP – A Dream Coming True The John Mark Stallings Special Needs Accessible Playground – SNAP – is a dream coming true. Here is another snapshot of our progress report by early 2013.
SNAP Project Nearing Completion – Decatur Daily Article 02-25-2013 Work continues Friday on the SNAP playground in Hartselle behind the Sparkman Civic Center. Bob Frances continues his fund raising efforts to complete the final stages of work on the playground. Click on Photo to see full article and all photos.
Here are some more photos of the cupola construction at The John Mark Stallings Special Needs Accessible Playground of Morgan County: Photos courtesy of Jack Templeton
Genesis Construction provided a crane and crew to hoist the cupola atop the Entryway today. The Genesis crew also continued to install the roofing today. The cupola was attached to the entryway structure by members of the staff at Hartselle Park and Recreation. SNAP would not be possible were it not for in-kind services [...]
SNAP Receives $2500 from State Farm Insurance Presenting the check to SNAP Project Manager, Bob Francis are L to R, retired State Farm agent Charles Howse and his successor Michael Holifield. Charles is a charter member of the SNAP volunteer organization, and Michael sponsored the grant application.
$1,250 was the total amount raised for The John Mark Stallings SNAP of Morgan County with the beautiful quilts made and donated by Mary Ann Howse. The winning tickets were drawn just prior to the Dec. 13th Hartselle Christmas Parade. A child from the audience did the drawing and the winners are: Auburn lap quilt [...]
Almost time SNAP entry way nears completion By Jennifer R. Hill firstname.lastname@example.org Hartselle Courier Journal/ Jennifer R. Hill Byron Faulkner, Assistant Director of Hartselle Parks and Recreation, shows one of the clocks that will go into the cupola on top of the SNAP entry way. The cupola will have two back lit clock faces with [...]
More Photos – SNAP Grand Entrance Construction Here’s what she looks like, at this point. The first photo was taken on 11/08/2012. All others were taken on Thanksgiving Day, 11/22/2012. Jack Photos Courtesy of Jack Templeton [...]
SNAP Fans: After a long, hot summer of fun at the Splash Pad, cooler weather has arrived and the water has been turned off! That means that construction of the Grand Entrance can go forward to completion. Shown here are photos taken today. I’ll update with more photos, as days go by, and indicate the names of some [...]
Mary Anne Howse and I made $362. in quilt ticket funds and donations on Friday – 4 hours at the Hartselle Civic Center inside yard sale and 5 hours in front of Wal Mart yesterday! Best of all, was yesterday! Young Carsen Lovelady helped us and you should have seen him asking people to buy [...]
Triathlon donates $1200 to SNAP – photo coming soon!
October 7, 2012 CONTACT: Bob Francis, Project Manager - 256-227-3483 PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NAIFA-Tennessee Valley Presents SNAP with Check from Annual Charity Golf Tournament The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) -Tennessee Valley chapter presented a check for $4,500 to representatives of the John Mark Stallings Special Needs Accessible Playground [...]
The SNAP booth at yesterday’s Depot Day was a good one….. and special thanks to everyone that helped make it that. We sold 46 tickets for our quilt raffle, @ $5.00 each, which is a very good start. The beautiful quilt was made and donated to SNAP by Mary Ann Howse, along with AL. and Auburn [...]
Mary Ann Howse has donated a beautiful queen-size quilt to SNAP and the SNAP organization is currently selling tickets to win. A special thank you to Mary Ann Howse and also ACE Auto Body as ticket sponsor. Tickets are $5 each and you can purchase by contacting any member of the SNAP Committee or call [...]
Quilt donated to raise money for SNAP Posted By Clif Knight On September 6, 2012 (11:20 am) In Hartselle, Lifestyles, News, NEWS — FEATURE SPOT, PICTURE FLIPPER, RSS Facebook, RSS General, RSS Twitter This hand-appliquéd quilt “Home Is Where the Heart Is,” has been donated by Mary Ann Howse, right, as a fundraiser for the [...]
A triathlon was held on Saturday, September 1, 2012 with proceeds to benefit SNAP for completion of our 3rd and final phase-the playground. Susan Hines probably has some details about the event. She helped with some of the coordination before the event. I helped during registration and packet hand-out, so I don’t know much about anything [...]
BREAKING NEWS For Immediate Release: August 10, 2012 PEOPLES BANK OF ALABAMA AWARDS OVER $50,000 TO LOCAL CHARITIES CULLMAN, AL – PEOPLES BANK OF ALABAMA celebrated the close of their “2012 GIVING BACK” FACEBOOK CHARITY DRIVE last night at the Burrow Center Auditorium of Wallace State Community College. PEOPLES BANK launched the drive on July [...]
GE Volunteers raise funds and donate labor to help build an $800,000 plus special needs playground in Northern Alabama
SNAP Project Offers Fun, Development For Children Squeals of delight, giggles, deep belly laughs, and lots of smiles from children and their adult caretakers. That’s what you’ll see and hear at the John Mark Stallings Special Needs Accessible Playground (SNAP), located in Hartselle, Alabama, about 20 miles from GE’s Decatur, Alabama Appliances plant. In addition [...]
NAIFA – TENNESSEE VALLEY is organizing another (the third) golf tournament to benefit SNAP to be held August 13, 2012. See attached flyer for details. NAIFA has been a consistent supporter of SNAP by donations from NAIFA and by organizing benefiting golf tournaments. NAIFA_Golf_Flyer_2012
SNAP will not be having a splash pad party Thursday, July 12, 2012 due to weather. Parties will resume next Thursday at 2PM with a Luau theme. Parties are Thursdays in July at 2pm. Games are played, prizes are awarded and refreshments are served to all the children. There is no fee or registration for [...]
The estate of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Floyd Stephenson of Tuscumbia, Alabama recently donated $802.39 to the final phase of the John Mark Stallings Special Needs Accessible Playground of Morgan County (SNAP) in Hartselle. That amount was acquired from the sale of metal for recycling from the Stephenson’s former residence in Florence. The presentation was made [...]
SNAP Main Entrance in Progress (June 2012)
The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Decatur,AL. held it’s annual Sheriff’s Rodeo in March, 2012- it kicked off the event with annual Special Needs Rodeo for all Morgan County special needs children. Approximately 600 children attended – buses arrived from all city and county schools that morning around 9:00 a.m.- as each child got off their [...]
SNAP to open Saturday Posted By Brent Maze On May 18, 2012 (12:49 pm) In Hartselle, Morgan Countian, Morgan County, News, News, NEWS — FEATURE SPOT, PICTURE FLIPPER, RSS Facebook, RSS General, RSS Twitter New park benches were installed at the SNAP splash pad this winter, including this one which gives a view of the [...]
I had interviews last week, relative to the legalization issue, with Channels WHNT/19 and WAAY/31 and chose the civic center for the interviews. This conveniently allowed me to show the reporters the playground and provide them with SNAP Powerpoints and other material. WHNT indicated they want to do a special report on SNAP in about two weeks. The link [...]
Pilot Club of Decatur Donates $1,000 to SNAP At the regular dinner meeting of the Pilot Club of Decatur in April, Nancy Watts, Project Chairperson, presents a $1,000 donation to SNAP. Receiving the check are Bob Francis, SNAP Project Manager, and Jack Templeton, SNAP Fundraising Chairman. Last year, members of the Pilot [...]
FROM MY FRIEND SANDY, WE ALL NEED TO BE LIKE THIS. Ken This is from a friend of mine who is the mother of a blue rose and a fine rose he is. Sandy A Blue Rose Having four visiting family members, my wife was very busy, so I offered to go [...]
Hi SNAP Volunteers, Your friend, Bob Francis, has recommended this article entitled ‘SNAP entryway under construction’ to you. Here is his/her remarks: Exciting time for SNAP. SNAP entryway under construction Posted By Clif Knight On March 14, 2012 (11:47 am) In Hartselle, News, View Article & Photo
Huntsville Times Article – January 20, 2012 Morgan County’s Special Needs Splash Pad named ‘Best of Aquatics’ facility in nation Please click on link to see article: http://blog.al.com/breaking/2012/01/morgan_countys_special_needs_s.html
January 18, 2012 CONTACT: Bob Francis Project Manager 256-227-3483 PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SNAP Playground Receives Prestigious Award – 2011 Best of Aquatics Hartselle, Alabama – The “John Mark Stallings Special Needs Accessible Playground (SNAP) of Morgan County” Splash Pad has been recognized by Aquatics International magazine as a “Best of [...]
The annual Morgan County Alabama Sheriff’s Rodeo kicks off on March 29th, 2012 with the “Special Needs Rodeo”. This special day allows all City and Morgan County special needs kids a day off from school – they will enjoy fun, food & games, along with hay rides, face painting and, of course, a preview of [...]
Hartselle Courier Journal, dated January 4, 2012 By Jennifer R. Hill Jennifer.Hill@hartsellecourierjournal.com The John Mark Stallings Special Needs Accessible Playground is entering the third and final phase of construction. Phase three will be built in two increments, first, the entry way under construction now, and lastly, the main playground area projected to be finished by [...]
More Photos from Randy Vest and District 2 volunteer efforts as they remain steadfast in helping to complete SNAP and have performed $7,400 in-kind work to this point. THANK YOU! December 16, 2011 Photos provided by Jack Templeton
Randy Vest and District 2 remain steadfast in helping to complete SNAP and have performed $7,400 in-kind work to this point. THANK YOU! December 16, 2011 Photos provided by Jack Templeton
Pictured are Daystar Church Members who performed landscape maintenance at the SNAP Complex on November 12, 2011. The church volunteered this service to SNAP as one of its “Serve Projects”. Existing landscape features and lawns were weeded and trimmed, and all bordering landscaped areas were freshened with new mulch. The overall result of their work [...]
More photos from Daystar Church Volunteers on SNAP landscaping.August 12, 2011Photos provided by Jack Templeton
Daystar Church Volunteers provide landscaping for SNAP! August 12, 2011Photos provided by Jack Templeton
Lowe`s recently completed an increment of the SNAP complex perimeter landscaping. Store Manager Lee Rogers approached the SNAP organization last summer, offering to donate a $1200 grant for landscape items and labor to install, as a Lowe`s Heroes project. Work was completed on November 11, 2011 at a total value of $2,000 for materials [...]
Lowe’s recently completed an increment of the SNAP Complex perimeter landscaping. Store Manager, Lee Rogers, approached the SNAP organization last summer offering to donate a $1200 grant for landscape items and labor to install, as a Lowe’s Project. The work was completed on November 11, 2011, a total value of $2000 of materials and labor. [...]
Landscaping completed by Lowe’s Heros November 18, 2011 Photos provided by Jack Templeton
More photos of Lowe’s SNAP Heros November 17, 2011 Photos provided by Amanda Lambert, Lowe’s Hartselle
Here are more photos of Lowe’s SNAP HerosNovember 17, 2011Photos provided by Amanda Lambert, Lowe’s Hartselle
Lowe’s SNAP HerosNovember 17, 2011Photos provided by Amanda Lambert, Lowe’s Hartselle
Charlie Gandy, Vice President, NAIFA, presents a $3500 check for the John Mark Stallings Special Needs Accessible Playground of Morgan County (SNAP) to Bob Francis, Project Manager. The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) – Tennessee Valley has contributed annually to SNAP since the project began in 2007 & NAIFA has donated a [...]
Here is more information about the NAIFA Tennessee Valley Golf Tournament coming up on October 3, 2011, at Burningtree Country Club – proceeds to benefit The John Mark Stallings SNAP of Morgan County. For tickets and information, please contact the Hartselle Area Chamber of Commerce at 256.773.4370.
Sign up to play today so a child can play tomorrow! NAIFA Tennessee Valley Golf Tournament coming up on October 3, 2011, at Burningtree Country Club – proceeds to benefit The John Mark Stallings SNAP of Morgan County. For tickets and information, please contact the Hartselle Area Chamber of Commerce at 256.773.4370.
Here’s the second load of scrap metal collected by Billy McAbee with Curb Appeal Cleaning Service, LLC, raising $110.40 for SNAP. The items came from the fine folks at B & G Tire, Edith Bennich, DeWayne Bennich, and Jay Rushen. Billy came up with the idea of collecting and selling recyclable metal for SNAP. If [...]
Here’s the first load of the new Scrap for SNAP money raising project being conducted by Billy McAbee with Curb Appeal Cleaning Service, LLC. Four photos are attached. Billy sold this load today for $110.96. He previously passed out letters of introduction to neighbors and some business owners, explaining that he is collecting and selling [...]
Tuesday of this week included “Christmas in July” at the SNAP Splash Pad. In the photos, Parks and Recreation Department workers Staci Segler and Heather Hemming substituted for Santa in leading the games. Here they are seen attaching shaving cream beards to party-goers. The beards were then “shaved” by use of water pistols at the [...]
The final total was $5,046.43! The article below is from The Hartselle Enquirer’s News At Noon, written by Clif Knight. All the donations and help were sincerely appreciated, and obviously brought great results. Every child deserves a playground. Jack Templeton —————————————————– SNAP yard sale nets $5,000 for next phase Published 10:08am Wednesday, July [...]
SNAP Playground hosted a Christmas in July event on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. This one of the Tuesday afternoon events held each week at the SNAP Playground Pavilion & Splash Pad. Photos courtesy of Jack Templeton.
We began with approximately 5,000 cubic feet (not square feet) of donated items, and had about 150 cubic feet remaining, so the sale was obviously very successful and its income gets us a small step closer to finishing the playground for the kids.We certainly appreciate all the donations and the physical help, and there was [...]
Please make plans to attend the John Mark Stallings SNAP of Morgan County Mega Yard Sale in Hartselle this weekend next to the Civic Center & the SNAP Playground/Splash Pad. Please click on poster for more details!
Photos of the new SNAP Pavilion, Rotary Drinking Fountain & Restrooms! Photos provided by Jack Templeton.
Photos from the SNAP Easter Egg Hunt April 23, 2011. Photos provided by Jack Templeton.
Here are some photos of the early construction progress of the SNAP Pavilion at The John Mark Stallings SNAP of Morgan County taken April, 2011. Photos provided by Jack Templeton.
Here are some photos from June 5, 2011 of the SNAP Splash Pavilion construction just a couple of days before The John Mark Stallings SNAP of Morgan County Splash Pad opened for Summer 2011! Photos provided by Jack Templeton.
With most of the finishing touches complete, the Splash Pad and Pavilion opened June 5, 2011. At about 3 PM, the count was 61 people nside the pavilion & 41 outside. All tables & benches were in use. Everybody was having a great time, and making compliments about what a terrific facility we have for [...]
Here are some recent photos of the new Pavilion in front of The John Mark Stallings SNAP of Morgan County. This is a great addition to the playground campus. Photos provided by Jack Templeton. Thanks Jack!
SPLISH SPLASH BASH… SPLASH PAD PARTIES! EVERY TUESDAY IN JULY 2-4 PM – Free!! July 5 – Luau July 12 – Fiesta July 19 – Christmas in July July 26 – Recreation Celebration GAMES, PRIZES, CAKE AND ICE CREAM LOCATION – The John Mark Stallings SNAP of Morgan County SPLASHPAD DIRECTLY BEHIND THE SPARKMAN CIVIC [...]
As the John Mark Stallings Special Needs Accessible Playground (SNAP) project begins its third and final phase, a mega rummage sale will be conducted in less than two weeks! This is a wide-spread announcement of the event, seeking hundreds of customers and dozens of volunteers. I hope you’ll be able to participate in both capacities [...]
Here is a SNAPshot of where we are at 06-20-2011. Isn’t it great to see the children playing on the swing area and the splash pad! We are so thankful for all of the monetary donations, in-kind donations and the volunteerism with the number of volunteers, individual and corporate who are making this playground a [...]
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Jordan Hale gives to SNAP for her birthday - see blog for article.
Morgan County Civitan Clubs are selling bricks as a fundraiser for SNAP. Visit our Blog for info & order form.
$1250 Raised from Quilt Ticket Sales. View Blog for Details.
Ribbon Cutting & Opening Day May 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM - See Blog for invitation and more information