Happy 60th Anniversary to the Sunshine School & Development Center!
The school is commemorating the occasion with a 60th Anniversary Celebration, featuring A Very Special Art Auction, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 at Record in Bentonville. This fun evening will include hors d’oeuvres, drinks, live entertainment, success stories, and an art auction with unique pieces of art created by the children and adults at the Sunshine School.
The school’s mission is to develop and enrich the lives of individuals and families through therapy, education and support. It was created in 1958 by two families who had children with disabilities and delays. The Clardys and the Brileys started the school with a classroom in the basement of First Methodist Church in Rogers. Now one of the oldest nonprofits in Northwest Arkansas, the Sunshine School & Development Center currently serves hundreds of individuals each year in its 40,000-square-foot facility on Woods Lane in Rogers.
Cyndi Bilyeu, the school’s CEO, said she sees “miracles happen EVERY Day in our hallways.”
“We work as a multidisciplinary team to focus on making sure our families have all of the resources they need. We see children learn to walk and communicate; we see adults learn to live independently and so much more,” Bilyeu said. “Those miracles are only possible because of the support from our community, and for that we are truly grateful.”
Purchase tickets for the 60th Anniversary Celebration here.
For more information about the Sunshine School & Development Center, visit www.nwasunshineschool.org.