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Bridgewood Farms

December 16th – December 29th

Bridgewood Farms was originally founded as Montgomery County Children’s Center in 1967.  Over half a century later, our organization has evolved to meet the changing needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  We work to improve the overall quality of life for each of our special needs clients by bridging the gap between the resources available in our community and the unique abilities of each of our clients.

Our work helps to ensure that all citizens of Montgomery County, regardless of their intellectual abilities, have a place where they can come to that provides them with the tools and resources to lead productive lives.  Thanks to the dedication of our staff members and Board of Directors, Bridgewood Farms has become an integral part of the Montgomery County community.

Bridgewood Farms is our clients, our teachers, our families, our staff and our volunteers that come together to support those in our community with special needs and helps them to be the very best they can be!

Bridgewood Farms is a place where people can grow and develop their skills and have the opportunity to KNOW they are contributing to the community. It is a place where our friends’ confidence flourishes as they learn new skills and techniques; it is a place of peace and happiness. There is no greater joy than seeing our friends thrive, learn and increase their confidence in so many ways. At Bridgewood Farms our clients experience being in an amazing place where more than 100 friends enjoy spending time together!

 

John Huckaby

John Huckaby

Bridgewood Farm - Cat

John has been attending Bridgewood Farms for many years.  He loves his teachers and his classes especially Horticulture because he LOVES to mow the grass! John participates in a variety of classes such as Adult Continuing Education, Ceramics, Health/PE, Horticulture and Pre-Vocational Training.  He loves to participate in Special Olympic bowling and attend monthly outings to Incredible Pizza and Star Cinema Grill.  He loves to attend the Ark Church and participate in the Special Needs Ministry.  John is a sweet and gentle person, well-liked by all who meet him!

Kylie Cannon

Kylie Cannon

Bridgewood Farm - Butterfly

Kylie was born in Houston in 1984 and graduated from Klein Oak HS.  She has 2 sets of parents with 2 brothers, 1 sister and a baby nephew, whom she adores!  After graduation, she has attended Bridgewood Farms and soon after, moved into one of the residential homes and has happily lived there for 6 years.  Kylie loves to participate in Horticulture, Health/PE and especially loves to bowl!  She has attended National Special Olympics and won several medals.  Kylie has also won at the MC Fair in the Horticulture division and has a green thumb!  She also loves to play games on her cell phone, draw pictures and definitely loves to shop with her peers.  She enjoys going home to the family ranch in Bandera because she loves spending time with her family.

Jennifer Dittman

Jennifer Dittman

Bridgewood Farm - Hummingbird

Jennifer was born in Conroe in 1981 and loves attending Bridgewood Farms since graduating Conroe HS.  She loves participating in Bowling, Incredible Pizza, Movies, a variety of Special Olympics sports such as gymnastics, bowling, track/field, softball and Equestrian activities.   She especially loves extracurricular outings such as shopping at Wal-Mart and the Houston Texans football team too!  She lives in a group home with peers and loves her independence.

Jennifer Bair

Jennifer Bair

Bridgewood Farm - Dolphins

Jennifer is 35 years old and live in Conroe with her parents. She has an older brother and younger sister.  Jennifer was born and raised in the great state of Texas!!  She loves going to the day program at Bridgewood Farms with her special friends.  Jennifer loves participating in Special Olympics, going to the movies and Incredible Pizza with friends from Bridgewood Farms.  She loves to color, work on word search books and watch movies on her I-pad.

Marsha Ickert

Marsha Ickert

Bridgewood Farm - Purple Dude

Marsha was born in Houston and attended Aldine school district.  She graduated McArthur HS in 1994.  At 12 years of age, she began participating in Special Olympics in Track/Field, Softball, Basketball, Bowling & Soccer, with Soccer being her favorite sport.  She moved to Conroe in 1995 and began attending Bridgewood Farms in 1996.  She enjoyed working at Nearly New Resale Store for several years and customers loved her friendliness and helpfulness.  She loves people, is a terrific hugger and she smiles at everyone!  Marsha loves to shop with family & friends, travel, loves to gamble, going to the movies and going out to eat. She LOVES life and what it has to offer.

Michelle Malin

Michelle Malin

Bridgewood Farm - Bear

Michelle was born in Nuremberg, Germany and she turned 49 years old in May.  She graduated Waller HS and lives at home with her parents.  She has 2 sisters and a niece and nephew that are twins.  Michelle loves Art and drawing a variety of pictures.  She is exceptional at putting together large jigsaw puzzles and seek/search puzzles.  She attends Faith UMC and loves to eat seafood and gumbo!  She attends Bridgewood Farms and loves to participate in Bowling!  Michelle is a people person, happy go lucky – very social and loves to attend dances.  She has a great memory and recalls birthdays like nobody’s business.

Paul Palmeri Jr

Paul Palmeri Jr

Bridgewood Farm - Pony

Paul was born in New Orleans on a lucky St. Patrick’s Day in 1980.  He grew up in Chalmette, Louisiana, a small town on the eastern border of New Orleans.  He attended and graduated from Chalmette HS, where he was a member of the Fighting Owl’s band and team manager of the basketball and wrestling teams.  He is an active bowler for both Special Olympics and regular teams, but his biggest passion was in swimming where he won dozens of medals for the Metro New Orleans team. During Mardi Gras, he led his HS band by carrying the heavy school banner more than 6 miles several times.  He rode on floats in some parades throwing out beads and doubloons.  He loved going to Tulane University sporting events and was an original member of the baseball ground krewe, where he helped prepare the baseball diamond for home games.  Paul’s family moved to Kingwood after Hurricane Katrina completely destroyed his home and his parish.  Paul continued his swimming skills with the Lake Houston Hurricanes where he is the team captain!!  He belongs to the Lone Star Equestrian club and enjoys riding solo on all horses with the equestrian team.  Paul owns a yellow belt in Karate and is a huge fan of the Houston Astros and his beloved New Orleans Saints.  Music, dancing, painting, cooking and visiting relatives in Louisiana are other interests he has.  He loves attending Bridgewood Farms and working with the staff and participating in a variety of daily activities and extracurricular outings.

Tyson Keane

Tyson Keane

Bridgewood Farm - Unicorn

Tyson was born in May of 1988 in Salt Lake City, Utah and at 2 months old, Tyson had a reaction to the DPT shot in which he then had a cerebral vascular stroke.  He moved to Magnolia, Texas and graduated Magnolia HS.  He is now 31 years old and is employed at Star Cinema grill and loves attending Bridgewood Farms.  Tyson is known to be kind, generous, sensitive and caring of others.  He loves to play video games, basketball, bowling, loves to fish and loves Unicorn ponies.  Sometimes Tyson thinks he is a unicorn pony!  He definitely enjoys each moment in his life and is a pleasure to be around.