Friday, April 29, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

An unexpected Smile!

There's a lot of S.M.I.L.E.S. going on in Post, Texas these days but a couple of weeks ago, there weren't many actual smiles on faces but there was a lot of smoke in the air. As many of you know Garza County, as well as lot of other areas in West Texas were up in flames...literally. Because of the lack of rain, our land is so dry a tiny spark can end up burning thousands of acres. In Post, our firefighters battled those flames for days and as a result their equipment was basically worn out.

So why am I saying there are a lot of S.M.I.L.E.S. going on now?

If you don't live in Post, you're missing out. Post, Texas is an amazing place to live. Our community is the most supportive place I know. EVERYONE, and I do mean EVERYONE, is pitching in to raise money for the Post Volunteer Fire Department to fix, replace and buy new equipment. There are so many different things that have been done, even the elementary school classes are having a competition to see how much money they can raise selling bracelets, bake sales, raffles, and today a car wash. And this is where the unexpected part comes in...Craig went to get our car washed by the 4th graders of Post Elementary. While they were washing it, he called with a great about we share a S.M.I.L.E. with them as they are sharing a S.M.I.L.E. with our fire department. I know they're not actually calling them S.M.I.L.E.S. but that's what they're doing "sharing more in life's everyday struggles" and making a lot of firemen really smile!!! I was so excited to do something for these awesome kids and teachers to show them how we can all support each other.

So pizza & drinks it was...not really a big thing but I hope it was enough to show these kids what they where doing was being noticed and hopefully they'll keep 1 Peter 4:10 says "Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. "

Koda & Brynne even got to step in and help a little which they enjoyed as well!

Here's a few pics...

Thanks for reading...& don't forget the S.M.I.L.E.S.!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

April's SMILE! Post Volunteer Fire Department

With the recent number of wildfires around the Post & Garza County area, the Post Volunteer Fire Department has not only exhausted it's members but it's trucks and equipment. To help with restore the trucks and replace any equipment or other needs of the Post Volunteer Fire Department, an account has been setup at Wells Fargo. If you would like to donate to the Brynne's Smiles Wildfire Relief account, you can go to any Wells Fargo location in Post, Lubbock or Denver City, or click on the "How Can I SMILE?" link and donate online or mail checks to
Wildfire Relief Account
c/o Brynne's Smiles
703 West Main
Post, Texas 79356

All donations are tax deductible. Brynne's Smiles is a 501c3 corporation.

Help us support the amazing men & women who volunteer their time and put their lives in danger to keep us safe. There are several other fundraisers in the coming stay tuned! and don't forget to S.M.I.L.E.!