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The Brookwood Story

Angie Frederickson
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Scott McClelland, Soraya McClelland Carol Linn, Michael Linn

Scott and Soraya McClelland and Carol and Michael Linn (Photo: Jacob Power Photography)

More than 1,700 guests gathered at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts for an evening at the theater in celebration of The Brookwood Community’s 40th anniversary of providing purpose for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Brookwood Community is a God-centered home and entrepreneurial environment that creates meaningful work for 240 adults. Brookwood’s program began in 1983 at their main campus in Brookshire and has since expanded with additional satellite campuses. Guests at The Hobby Center viewed the debut of Chispa House’s documentary Finding Purpose: The Brookwood Story, a powerful film that captures the magic of The Brookwood Community as told by the citizens who live and work there. Scott and Soraya McClelland and Carol and Michael Linn (pictured, from left) were honorary chairs for the event that raised more than $1,000,000 for Brookwood’s programming. Following the film, award-winning musician Ryan Bingham, best known for his role as Walker in Yellowstone, performed a concert for the guests. For more, read Brookwood Community: Where there’s opportunity for all by Cheryl Ursin (November 2014).

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