Woodrun Treats MHDS to Christmas Party
Almost 80 Madison Haywood Developmental Services (MHDS) clients were treated to a Christmas luncheon at the Woodrun Community Club House. They enjoyed the traditional Christmas feast of turkey, dressing, ham and all the trimmings plus a huge assortment of desserts. Many took advantage of the Club House activity room, playing air hockey, ping pong, and shooting pool.
In addition to the lunch, each guest was presented a “goody bag” and a gift card. The Middleton Civitan club donated a number of the cards and many residents of the community donated money to purchase the rest.
“We have them out to our house three times a year for boating, fishing and cookouts. Usually there are about 30 in attendance. This time there were about 80. It was a great success so we are going to make this our fourth annual activity,” said Bob Wheeler, who along with his wife, Brenda, spearheaded the event.
Woodrun residents David and Laura Adkins, Lynn and Misty Crowley, and Gary Barrowclough helped the Wheelers with cooking and serving. They were also assisted by managers and employees of MHDS. Hardeman County Sheriff's Department Lt. Tommy Woods and two deputies handed out the gifts. “Our guests were impressed law enforcement were passing out the gifts. I want to thank Sheriff Doolen for sending them out” said Wheeler.
MHDS provides care for developmentally disabled adults. The Bolivar location serves clients in the Hardeman County area. The organization provides a day center and also residential services.