Our Mission is Simple...
"We always aim to please."
It is not our goal to please everyone
all of the time. We are here to please one person at a time. If you are
not pleased today, I am sorry today must not be your day. I sincerely hope
tomorrow may be a brighter day for you. As for you critics... I do try to
be politically correct. The problem is... what is... and who defines it.
My choice of words might not always be perfect, but the fact remains... "We always aim to please." Who defines "Special",
"Exceptional", or "Individuals with Disabilities".
Years ago I started doing weekly Karaoke
and Dances open to all "Individuals with Disabilities".
Someone didn't like that phrase so I made the change to "Special
Persons" as a play off of "Special Olympics". Well,
someone didn't like that either! So here it is for you critics that cannot
look beyond the other phrases. We have all heard of and know about
"Jerry's Kids". The FINAL Change...
Friend's"Guess what? Still... "We
always aim to please."
I am proud to have been working with the
local disabilities / disabled for over three years. It started with
someone from "Exceptional Persons Incorporated" asking if I would consider
doing Karaoke for them. I jumped at the chance. The cost was, three
dollars per person on Tuesday nights Now on Wednesday nights) and open to "Exceptional Persons
Incorporated" only. Support was great for a while we even added a weekly
Friday night dance (Now the First Friday of the month, Omitting June July and August) that was open to all the disabled still only three
dollars. Things went great for a while. Then I added FREE Pizza to try to
boost falling attendance. Dan Deery's in Cedar Falls
was nice enough to foot the bill for the pizza on more than one
occasion. Most of the time I footed the bill myself as
I did not want to bother them repeatedly. Thus leading to the cancellation
of karaoke and over a thousand dollars in debt, and discontinuing the
dances all but once a month. I still do these either the third or fourth
Friday of the month, with the exceptions of June and July.
has a web address of ABigStar.com.
Plans are to have t-shirts available down the road if I can find sponsors
for them. If you know of some potential sponsors have them give me a call
at the number below.
Flipper @ (319)235-7469