Bloomsdale Excavating held its annual company summer party on June 2, 2012. It was a day filled with sunshine, good food and drinks, boating, volleyball and the BEst company.
Team BE couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day for the charity golf tournament held on May 16, 2012 at the Ste. Genevieve Golf Course. Not only was the weather cooperative, this annual fundraiser brought in over $34,000! This marked the ninth year for the tournament. Pony Bird, Inc. received $32,311. Missouri State Highway Patrol was given $1575 to be used towards a new educational video. The World Bird Sanctuary received $800 to assist in the care of injured birds of prey. A big thanks to all of those involved! We look forward to seeing you next year!
Bloomsdale Excavating’s project in Baton Route, LA was recently featured on the Discovery Channel’s show, “Swamp People”. You can find the full episode here. Watch as cousins Austyn and Blake try to get around Team BE’s barges starting at the 7:00 mark.
Our February issue of Scoop features retiree Les Surface. President Scott Drury visted Les and his wife, Kathryn, in their Delta , MO home. Below are a few clips from their visit.
It’s easy to say that parents of Olympic athletes are incredibly proud of their children. Bloomsdale Excavating employee Joe Fischer and his wife Kim can say the same of their daughter Sarah. Joe has worked for BE for seven years. For those unfamiliar with Sarah’s story, she contracted bacterial meningitis when she was 3 1/2 months old and at 10 months she suffered a stroke.
The prognosis was grim; doctors didn’t expect that she would ever walk. Fast forward to today. Sarah has participated in the Special Olympics for the last five years through the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District. Joe says she has come a long way since her first competition where she had to walk with the assistance of her teacher.
Sarah competes in the Special Olympics in Cape Girardeau in both the spring and in the fall. She likes bowling the best. The Spring Olympics are held at the Show Me Center in Cape. This past April, Sarah competed in the 30-meter independent walk and the t-ball toss. Yes, Sarah proved doctors wrong and walks independently. Sarah won silver in the toss and gold in the walk.
She was very proud of her accomplishment, as were all her fans – especially Dad. Joe says Sarah has faced many challenges that they didn’t think she would be able to handle. She has surprised them all with her determination and perseverance.
Kim says the Special Olympics is a great event and shares her thoughts, “It’s amazing to see all these individuals get to do events and sports that without Special Olympics they would never experience. It’s also great for the parents and care givers of the participants. We see these kids and adults struggle daily with life. But on this day – everyone is the same and everyone gets to do the best they can and still feel the pride of the winning and getting that GOLD or SILVER medal. The whole day puts a warm glow in your heart.”
For more information on the Special Olympics, visit their website at www.specialolympics.org.
On Wednesday May 18, 2011, Bloomsdale Excavating held its 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Ste. Genevieve Golf Course in Ste. Genevieve, MO. Thirty-four teams enjoyed a day full of fun that raised $33,173 for Pony Bird, Inc. – a private, non-profit organization that supports severe to profound mentally and physically disabled individuals through residential care, adult day programming, recreational and community activities, and respite care. Pony Bird homes have been in the Jefferson County communities of Mapaville since 1977 and De Soto since 2005. For more information on Pony Bird, Inc, please visit their website at www.ponybird.org.
Additional donations of $3,086 were raised for The MASTERS – The Missouri Association of State Troopers Emergency Relief Society, whose mission is to assist the families of Missouri State Highway Patrol who have fallen in the line of duty. For more information on The MASTERS, please visit their website at www.themastersmo.org.