Turtle Wing Foundation continues to grow and serve more families in our rural community. This growth requires additional funding and support to achieve their mission of “helping individuals with learning challenges in rural areas achieve their full potential by providing access to a shared network of emotional, educational, and therapeutic resources.” This year Turtle Wing was blessed by the generosity of philanthropists, John and Betty Burkland, as they donated a 1972 Bronco Sport to be raffled off. The Burkland’s have a personal connection to Turtle Wing’s mission and not only donated the vehicle but also patiently assisted with sharing the raffle and the Bronco around Fayette, Colorado, and Lavaca counties to encourage participation and share the good works of the foundation. The most tickets were sold from Thunderbird Southwest thanks to Lance and Pam Harrington, and the winning ticket was purchased at Texas One Stop of La Grange. The drawing took place at the 2nd Annual Turtle S’Wing & Shoot at Big Easy Ranch in Columbus on September 20, 2021. The lucky winner was Julie Shumney of Fayette County. Perhaps you’ll see this beautiful Bronco cruising the country roads one day. Turtle Wing Foundation helps provide Early Intervention, Supplemental Services and Community Education & Advocacy programming to children and families from Colorado, Fayette, Lavaca and surrounding counties with academic, social-emotional, behavioral and/or developmental needs. To learn more about Turtle Wing Foundation visit www.turtlewingfoundation.org, follow them on Facebook @turtlewingfoundation or call 979-505-5090.
Pictured (L-R): Andy Slater & Julie Shumney/winner with Betty & John Burkland/donors