Happy Hour has been assisting the Exceptional Citizens of Houston County since day one, back in the late fifties.
Ever since then, we've been changing lives and doing our part in this wonderful community.
||The Houston County Association for Exceptional Children, Inc. was founded.
||On September 17th, the first class began in Second Baptist Church.
||The Happy Hour School (Maude Paris Building) was completed.
The Jaycees sponsored a successful fund drive and also helped construction.
||The School was at full capacity and two additional classrooms, along with an assembly room, were added.
||Happy Hour Workshop I (Dan Callahan Building) was built through a private foundation grant of $75,000.
This building was completely furnished, and paid in full, upon opening.
||Happy Hour School was overflowing and the Jay Ryals annex was added.
||Happy Hour Workshop II (McCannon Building) was built, and financed, through an SBA loan.
||In March, Falcon Park I and II (group homes funded by HUD) were opened to serve 8 residential individuals.
||In August, Workshop III was opened to manage our many recycling contracts.
||In August, we broke ground on Falcon Park III,
our semi-independent living apartment complex that was funded by HUD.
||In March, FP III openend to serve 10 residential individuals.
||On June 1, Falcon Park IV & V were opened to serve 7 residential individuals.
||Community Employment's offices moved into the West Wing of The Stafford Building, allowing them to expand their services.
At this time, they began serving individuals in the Georgia Department of Labor Vocational Rehabilitation program.
||The Old Post Office on Davis Drive was purchased and opened as Workshop IV to serve more individuals.
We have also utilized the back of the workshop to house our Recycled Treasures Yard Sale operation.
Houston County Association for Exceptional Citizens has been doing our part for half a decade, and we don't intend to stop anytime soon.
If you'd like to know how you can lend a helping hand, contact us! We will be happy to hear from you.