Gala 2014

The 2014 Gala, held on December 6th at the Weitz Center, was a success and we are grateful for all that made it possible. We were honored to have Barry Morrow engage us with his stories and entertained by the Laura Baker Choir. Thank you for your support!

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Thank you St. Olaf Students!

iPad-Drawing photo St. Olaf St. Olaf Arts Management

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Barry Morrow – 2014 Gala Guest Speaker

BARRY MORROW SPEAKER2Laura Baker Services Association is pleased to announce Barry Morrow will be a keynote speaker at the 2014 Gala.

Barry Morrow is an Emmy and Academy Award winning writer/producer whose films are part of motion picture history. Best known for his original story and screenplay, Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise, this 1988 “Best Picture of the Year” will be remembered as the highest-grossing Oscar-winning film of its time, but also for its global impact on autism and savant syndrome. Barry’s autobiographical story, “Bill,” starring Dennis Quaid and the late Mickey Rooney, has been hailed by the New York Times as Rooney’s most enduring role in his 90 year career.

Read Mr. Morrow’s biography here.

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Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Thank you to the sponsers, volunteers and Laura Baker employees that made this year’s Thanksgiving Dinner a success. Approximately 375 people were served a turkey dinner with all of the trimmings. That’s over 20 turkeys that were prepared and eaten!

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Laura Baker Choir sings at YMCA!

The Laura Baker Choir and Rock Band sang for the grand opening of the  Northfield  YMCA on Sunday, October 12. Check out the photos, here!

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October Art Workshop Photos

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A Sneak Preview

Board leadership, both past and present, was invited to take a sneak preview of Laura Baker Service’s new cottages this past weekend. Thank you all for your generosity and dedication to help make this all possible.

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Robert Bonner Distinguished Service Award for 2014

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LBSA Sept 2014 Board Rcptn-19The Board of Trustees of Laura Baker Services Association is pleased to announce the two recipients of the Robert Bonner Distinguished Service Award for 2014 are Bob and Marilyn Matta. This award was created in 2009 to commemorate the long-term Board presidency of Robert Bonner and his extraordinary volunteer tenure. It is given yearly in recognition of individuals who have shown constancy over time to the organization and significant contributions of time, energy, and/or resources.

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LBSA Art Workshop – Oct 18


Painting at an LBSA Art Workshop

See the flyer: LBSA Art Workshop Oct 2014

All people served by LBSA are welcome at the Saturday, October 18 Art Workshop, 3-4p at Millis.

We’ll be collaboratively Drawing with iPads, Painting, &  Building Sculptures, and Having Fun being with each other.

No art experience necessary!

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Pet Therapy Visit – Kirby

We had a nice visit with Kirby Thursday afternoon. He’s got a secret talent – fly catcher!

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