Wreath sales are under way!

Just sold 24 wreaths to a local company to hand out at their holiday party in December!!!

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Christmas in July!

Christmas in July! Only 6 months to go…Place your wreath orders now to check off of your long to do list! One stop shop! Order now for your clients, family members, friends, co-workers and prospects. The wreaths are handmade and orders need to be placed by November 1, 2012!!! http://www.temmons.org

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Honoring a Legacy. Transforming a future. One Student at a Time.

Taylor William Emmons

Taylor William Emmons

In honor of Taylor Emmons, Class of 2009, The Out-of-Door Academy along with the Emmons family has established The Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund. The Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund was created to keep Taylor’s selfless spirit, concern for others, and love for The Out-of-Door Academy alive for generations to come. Each year, the scholarship provides financial assistance for talented students who want a brighter future to experience the many benefits of a college-preparatory education.

The Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund will provide opportunities for socio-economically diverse students to experience an independent, college preparatory education at the Out-of-Door Academy’s Upper School. The Scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving eighth grade student who otherwise would not have the means to attend. If you know of a deserving student for this unique, four-year scholarship to The Out-of-Door Academy’s Upper School, please encourage them to apply immediately.

This scholarship will cover up to the full cost of tuition for four years minus comprehensive fees.

Who may qualify for a scholarship?
Rising ninth grade students not currently enrolled at the Out-of-Door Academy who meet the following criteria:

  • Accept the challenges and responsibilities of attending a school where students strive to achieve their highest academic goals and build character through a balanced program of academics, the arts, and athletics.
  • Exemplify Taylor Emmons’ qualities of gratitude, kindness, good humor, and appreciation for others.
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by The Out-of-Door Academy financial assistance process

How does the application process work?
A selection committee comprised of the Head of School and the Director of Admissions will review applications. The committee will consider character, academic achievement, as well as extra-curricular and community service activities.

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Countdown is on….

The Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund 1st Annual Charity Golf Classic & Poker Night is next Saturday. There is still time to sign up for the golf portion of the day and if you are not a poker player, you can still come to Taylor’s birthday celebration as it will be fun for all. $50 will get you in and we will have a buffet, DJ, auction, a fabulous magician, cigar rollers, scotch tasting, birthday cake and good times with the Emmons family and friends! Come one; come all!!! RSVP to Salbano@temmons.org ASAP

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The Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund 1st Annual Charity Golf & Poker Night

Saturday January 28, 2012. WE ARE HAVING A PARTY!!!!!! Come celebrate Taylor’s Birthday with us!!! $50 includes a buffet, entertainment from The Jolly Jester, Black Jack tables, cash bar and much more!!!!! Watch the Poker tournament and see who wins the $5000 CASH PRIZE!! It is going to be a fun night!!!! Sign up with Sandy Albano today salbano@temmons.org

There is also still room in the Poker tournament if you would like to sign up!!!

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Wreaths on display

We will be Pre-Selling our beautiful double-sided handmade wreaths from Maine this Friday at First Friday on Main!!! We will be set up across from MacAllister’s Grill & Tavern. Should be a fun event! Stop by and say hello

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The Taylor Emmons Memorial Sand Soccer Tournament Hosted by Sigma Chi at the University of Miami

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A quote from Malissa Bevan

“Last year, Mike sent a handful of us wreaths from Taylor’s Tree Farm. I was lucky to receive one and when it arrived at my door, I immediately opened it, took in the amazing fragrance and went to hang it. This was my first Christmas Wreath ever, so I was super excited.” ~Malissa Bevan

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All Faiths Food Bank & The Taylor William Emmons Memorial Foundation have joined forces!

Here in Sarasota County, All Faiths Food Bank is making a big difference in feeding those in need, reducing food waste and educating the community about the issues of hunger and nutrition.

In keeping with the legacy of Taylor William Emmons, we have joined forces with All Faiths Food Bank to sell wreaths to raise money to help young children in need.

The wreaths are 22” double sided, handmade wreaths from Taylors Trees in Maine. The Christmas Tree Farm was started by the Emmons family at Taylors urging to help under privileged children, a year before his tragic death in December of 2010. All proceeds from the sale of the wreaths will go to the Taylor William Emmons Scholarship Fund and the Backpack Program which feeds hungry children through All Faiths Food Bank.

The Emmons family thanks you for your support and urges you to order your beautiful holiday wreath from our Taylor’s Trees page!

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Over 200 people attending The Taylor W. Emmons Memorial
Out-of-Door Field Dedication this Sunday June 5, 2011. Face painting, Water
slide, Tattoos, BBQ, Baseball Game, and Music. We will be announcing our first
recipient of The Taylor Emmons Scholarship to attend The Out-of-Door Academy for
the 2011-2012 school year!

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