Race at the Rock Wrap Up- May News

We are finishing up everything from another successful Race at the Rock and looking forward to summer! We always have a lot of fun activities and short trips during summer for our residents, so the countdown has begun!

Event Information

Race at the Rock was held on May 5th here on the Care Center campus and it was an absolutely beautiful day for the race! With your help, we were able to raise over $50,000 to continue the care of our residents both in the Care Center and in our Community Services program. A few photos from the day are included below.

Top finishers are listed below by race and in the order that they finished their event.

  • Top 3 Walk Finishers
    • Ronald Smith, Emily McKillips, and Jonathon Williams
  • Top 3 Kids Fun Run Finishers
    • Kayden Feasel, Brendon Feasel, and Nicole Ollom
  • Overall Male Top Finisher
    • Timothy Ollom
  • Overall Female Top Finisher
    • Mary Matthew
  • Top 3 Age Group Finishers
    • Ages 12 and Under
      • Male: Jackson Englet, Skylar Cover, and Robbie Morley
      • Female: Haley Gockstetter and Callie Helton
    • Ages 13-19
      • Female: Emma Laughlin
    • Ages 20-29
      • Female: Hannah Weasner, Elizabeth Taylor, and Amanda Smith
    • Ages 30-39
      • Female: Micki Criswell, Julie Hermes, and Mallory Seif
    • Ages 40-49
      • Male: Randy Clapp
      • Female: Jackie Stillwagon and Sara Englet
    • Ages 50-59
      • Male: Jack Riley
      • Female: Denine Gross, Ann Streza, and Tracy Zeigler
    • Ages 60-69
      • Male: Dave Wallingford, Keith Robinson, and Stephen Jones
      • Female: Cathy Cooksey and Sue Denham
    • Ages 70 and Up
      • Female: Colleen Smith
    • Individual Fundraiser
      • Dick Parks
    • UMC Team Fundraiser
      • LaGrange United Methodist Church
    • Non-UMC Team Fundraiser
      • Team Dennis

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 13th annual Race at the Rock and made it another successful year!

Mark your calendars! #GivingTuesday is coming again on November 27, 2018. You helped us to raise $12,000 last year and we’re hoping to surpass it this year!

Items we need and Volunteer Opportunities

We are in need of sunscreen! The summer months are coming up and our residents love to spend time outside, but they need to be protected from the suns damaging rays. We are also in need of men’s underwear. We specifically need size XL right now. Check out our online wish lists for other items.

If your group is looking to volunteer with us this summer, email and we will get in touch.

Thank you to everyone in the community who helps us at Flat Rock Homes. We appreciate your donations, time, and prayers more than you could know. And as always, for the most up to date information check our website at and all of our social media at @FlatRockHomes.


Mission Statement:

The mission of Flat Rock Homes is to provide outstanding services which transform lives of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and persons with critical needs through a dedication to caring and excellence that demonstrates Christian values.

Vision Statement:

The vision of Flat Rock Homes is to be a model organization which creates caring communities of excellence that support life-long services to persons with developmental disabilities, their families and persons with critical needs while maintaining a sound financial position.



Primary Value: All people are defined by their own strengths, abilities, and inherent value.


Value Statements: These values which guide Flat Rock Homes mission to this day are an expression of the vision and intent of our Christian founders.


Respect: Treat everyone in our diverse community, including those we serve, their families and colleagues, with dignity.

Compassion: Provide a culture of caring, treating those we serve, and family members with sensitivity and empathy.

Integrity: Adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and personal responsibility, worthy of trust.

Achievement: Inspire hope and nurture the fullest potential of the whole person, respecting physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Teamwork: Value the contributions of all, blending the skills of individual staff members in unsurpassed collaboration.

Excellence: Deliver the best outcomes and highest quality service through the dedicated effort of every team member.

Innovation: Infuse and energize the organization, enhancing the lives of those we serve, through the creative ideas and unique talents of each team member.

Stewardship: Sustain and reinvest in our mission and extended communities by wisely managing our human, natural and material resources.

Community: Engage in collaboration with community members and organizations for service provision and advocacy.