Brazoria County Association for Citizens with Handicaps (BACH) will be celebrating the 34th Annual BACH Barn Bash on Saturday, June 6, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds in Angleton. The event is open to the public and features free children’s activities and games (pony rides, clowns, snow cones, Tom’s Fun Band, moon walk, petting zoo, Lake Jackson Police Department tricycle cop, face painting, etc.) for children, regardless of their ability or disability. Adult entertainment includes: music, live and silent auctions, and more. Catfish filet dinners with all the trimmings will be available for $15.00 a plate (children 12 and under eat free). Meal tickets are available from steering team members, at the Angleton BACH office, or may be purchased at the door.
Thanks to the generosity of numerous event sponsors, over $30,000 has already been committed to this year’s event! Sponsorships are still available. All money raised will stay in Brazoria County and will be used to provide services to children served by BACH’s Early Childhood Intervention and Support Services Programs.
For 42 years BACH has been providing aid to children with special needs in Brazoria County. BACH’s primary program is the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Program, which serves children birth to three-years-old who have developmental delays or disabilities. Services are provided on a sliding scale basis, however, services are provided regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Assistance includes family education and support, service coordination, specialized skills training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition services, speech-language pathology, and others. Children ages birth to 12-years-old participate in free recreational, support and ancillary programs provided by BACH’s Support Services Program.
Schedule for the Saturday evening, June 6 event:
– Barn Doors Open 5:00 p.m.
– Free Children’s activities 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
– Grub served 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
– Silent Auction 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
– Live Auction 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
– Music & Udder Entertainment 5:00 p.m.
Auction items are still being accepted for live and silent auctions. To donate an item or purchase a meal ticket prior to the event please call any of the following dedicated Volunteer Steering Team members: Buck Blevins (event chairman), David Thacker (event co-chair), Susie Thacker, Sarah Linder, Al Wise, Kathy Wise, Dude Payne, Kelli Smith, Debbie Martinez, David Linder, Lyn Tiger-Stockman, Tracy Delesandri, Rose Bainum, Charlotte Nugent, Mary Smith, John Koneschik, Deborah Payne, Dan Swords, Lora Duffey, Teresa Croft, Shelly Guidry, Tracee Tollett, Jim Strate, and KC Strate. Auctioneers Extraordinaire will be James Patterson and Jarrod Smith.
Some of the unique auction items offered at this year’s event are: American Flag flown over Pearl Harbor, JJ Watts signed football, handmade steak cooker, 30” x 30” dog bed and puppy, apricot tea ring (lovingly made by Bobbie Peltier), seafood gumbo dinner for 20, crawfish etoufee or shrimp padre for 20, Michael Kors watches, Fossil handbags, BadBoy custom rod, Texas Hill Country package, 4 Sea World one-day admission tickets, handmade glider swing, and much more!
For more information about 2015 BACH Barn Bash or BACH programs, contact any steering team member or KC Strate (Director of Development), Shelly Guidry (Development Assistant), or Tracee Tollett at BACH 877-714-1766 or 979-849-2447.