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Chamber Cares Luncheon

CHAMBER CARES Luncheon is a special event. New Horizons will be speaking on the topic of child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption. All guests are invited to purchase a teddy bear to be donated to New Horizons so that incoming children can receive a comforting gift. Each person that donates a Teddy Bear will be entered into a raffle for a $100 Visa gift card. There will be door prizes, fun, fellowship, networking, and, of course, a raised awareness of the needs of children in and around our community. Please join us in this special event! If you purchase a teddy bear, post the purchase on Facebook under the hashtag #ChamberBearsCare. Help the Early Chamber get the word out about this important topic! New Horizons was founded in 1971 as a residential treatment center for emotionally disturbed boys on 150 acres in Goldthwaite, TX. A number of boys from a treatment center near Austin were taken on a camping trip, on the land that is presently “The Ranch” in Goldthwaite. They were so successful in the more open, individualistic environment that a decision was made to build a permanent residence. Originally known as Camp Pecan Bayou, the name was changed to New Horizons in 1974. (This was the result of a group effort by the boys to decide on a name which better expressed the purpose and was easier to spell!) The first girl was admitted to the program in 1978. “New Horizons has saved and changed countless lives…including my own.” Westley Former Child, New Horizons To register for this event: