Turtle Wing Foundation will hold its 8th Annual Toast on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Sengelmann Hall in Schulenburg. The Toast is an opportunity for all those who have impacted or been impacted by Turtle Wing programming and activities to “Remember, Rejoice & Renew.” Turtle Wing would like to encourage the attendance of all donors, volunteers, families who have participated in any way, and individuals simply interested in learning more about how the foundation helps children “grow wings and fly.” The evening will begin at 6:00 pm with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Turtle Wing merchandise and information will be available. Additionally, there will be a small silent auction to help cover the expenses of the evening as there is no charge to attend. The program will begin at 7:00 pm, opened by DeeAnn Hooper who is founder and president of the foundation. The Turtle Wing Toast will feature the Schulenburg High School class of 2019 this year. Jackson Allan Hooper, for whom Turtle Wing Foundation was founded in memory of in 2011, was part of this class. Though he will not be walking across the stage with his classmates, his memory and the impact his life and passing left on his peers will definitely be present. The foundation has shared a coordinated effort with Schulenburg ISD administration, some of Jack’s classmates and former teachers and created of “The Year of the Flying Shorthorn.” This project is intended to further the mission of Turtle Wing and in turn help all children become the best they can be, helping them to fly academically, socially and emotionally. The focus has been on four character traits: Kindness, Acceptance, Inclusion and Service. The evening promises to be one full of insight and inspiration. The evening is generously sponsored by Hatch (www.hatchlearning.com), Beyond Therapy (www.beyondtherapy.care), and And Then (@ andthenanew day on Facebook) - three of the area’s service providers who work closely with the children and families benefitting from Turtle Wing programming. The evening promises to leave all those who attend feeling more optimistic about themselves, their community and their ability to positively affect those they cross paths with. Due to the generous support of the communities it serves, Turtle Wing provided direct assistance to over 300 youth from Fayette, Lavaca, Colorado and surrounding counties last year. For more information on the Toast and the foundation, please visit the Turtle Wing Facebook page @turtlewingfoundation, websitewww.turtlewingfoundation.org or contact Managing Director, Susie Shank 979-505-5090.