We have decided to combine Ammon's Trach-Out Party with a fireside Elk Ridge 2nd ward is having on Nov. 29, 2009 at 6:30 in honor of Ammon. The YW decided that they needed to cheer up Ammon when he was in the hospital so they made a plan to decorate a tree in Ammon's honor for the Festival of Trees. They are decorating it in blue and white because Ammon loves BYU. So the tree will be a BYU tree. The whole ward decided to get in the action. A fabulous (!) quilt has been made with a BYU theme. The football team is going to sign squares on the quilt and then the quilt will go with the tree. I was so excited when I saw the quilt last night. Everybody in the ward has had a hand with this project.
They will "unveil" the tree on the 29th at a fireside held at the church (in the chapel). They have asked me to speak and talk about Ammon. I'm still trying to figure out how to do it but talk about disabilties in general and how we can all help those who have disabilities. Apparently Matt Bauman, from the football team, has volunteered to speak as well. He will bring whatever teammates he can dredge up. After the fireside we will have treats - chocolate.
If any of you that plan to come could bring something with chocolate in it to help with the treats, I would love it! We will serve the Hershey candy, I will make Black Bottoms and will maybe get another cake from Costco. That's still all to be determined. I hope those that live nearby will be able to come. This is an exciting project and we're excited for Ammon to be part of this.