Saginaw MAX System of Care Hosts Annual Holiday Gala

“We’ve hosted a holiday event for the past few years and each year it just gets better and better,” said Wardene Talley, project director for Saginaw MAX. “It’s an honor to be able to spread some cheer to youth and families in our community. Everyone works so hard throughout the year to make positive changes in Saginaw County and this is our way of saying ‘thank you’ and celebrating that work.”

The Gala featured live community entertainment from Saginaw County Community Mental Health Choir, Saginaw Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra, Beautiful Praize Dance Team, Ebenezer Mime Ministry, Arthur Hill High School Choir and a holiday story reading by Judge Faye Harrison.

Other activities included holiday crafts, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus provided by Robert Davis and Carrie Davis of Shoot the Moon Photography, gift drawings, informational booths featuring system of care partners, and a signing by Judge Darnell Jackson of his newly released book “The Steps of a Good Man: A Journey to Today.”

Saginaw MAX would like to thank the following organizations and partners for their generous donations that made the event so successful: A.M.P.M., Inc.; Association of Children’s Mental Health; Kan Rock Tire; Lutheran Social Services; Michigan Alliance for Families; Planet Fitness of Saginaw; Saginaw County 10th Circuit Court Family Division; Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority; Saginaw Intermediate School District Head Start; Saginaw Intermediate School District Transition Center; Saginaw Public School District; Transforming Life Ministries; YMCA of Saginaw; Wanda Dunlap; Sandra Lindsey; Greg, Tina and Austin Schmidt; Linda Schneider; Dalia Smith; and Ms. Lynora of Mary Kay.

For more information on Saginaw MAX System of Care, special events and how to get involved, call 989-797-3400.