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Friday, September 18, 2009

Clay Aiken and New Beginnings  

After 35 years, living on our 6 acres - my husband and I, being empty nesters, are moving. We bought a 10 year old ranch house on a little over 9 acres 175 miles south of here. Life will certainly be different for us. We have never owned a pole barn or a grain silo before. This home was meant for us. The previous owners had our personality and taste.

We are moving from a very busy area to a slower pace of life. Our family, at first, were frustrated and could not understand why. Now - after a little time - they are very supportive. They have decided that we will be a place for them to go on vacation. Hmmmmmm


Clay Aiken has a few “New Beginnings” also. He has signed with a new record label - Decca Records, as I noted in my previous blog - Expect new music in the first half of 2010! Yay!!

Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel’s foundation has a new name; changing from The Bubel / Aiken Foundation to The National Inclusion Project.

October 17th, 2009 is the Champions Gala for The National Inclusion Project. This is a sold out event. Read about the event here - 2009 Champions Gala.

The foundation also supports the PBS Release of Including Samuel. You can find the Upcoming Broadcast for this documentary by Dan Habib here http://www.includingsamuel.com/television/ . Dan Habib's son, Samuel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
The film honestly portrays his family’s hopes and struggles as well as the experiences of four other individuals with disabilities and their families.

Nominate The National Inclusion Project as your favorite charity for The Christie Cookie $25,000 Charity Giveaway!
The most nominated charity will receive a check for $10,000. The runner-up wins $5,000, and the next 10 will receive $1,000 each.
Nominations must be submitted on or before October 15, 2009. The winning charities will be announced in November 2009. One vote per email address.

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11 comments: to “ Clay Aiken and New Beginnings


  •  

    CONGRATULATIONS!! and here's to NEW BEGINNINGS!!!

    I'm looking forward to hearing more about YOUR new beginnings and also Clay Aiken!! AND I'm REALLY looking forward to my first Gala!!!!

    Lovely blog (and maybe I can vacation there too, hummmmmmm)


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    I guess I will have to take reservations!


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    New beginnings can be so exciting. Congratulations and enjoy.

    Great blog.


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    I love the sound of your new place. I think many of us could use that slower pace in their life.

    Here's to new beginnings. I hope yours, and Clay's with Decca, is everything it should be.

  • Anonymous

     

    I am so excited for you! It sounds like fun even though a lot of work getting there. I am waiting patiently for new music from Clay Aiken also. Even though it's only been a year and 4 months since On My Way Here was available,I can't wait to hear what he has been working on. Good luck on the move and in your new home.

    outback


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    Wonderful blog, jbc!! Clay Aiken has evolved in so many ways these past six plus years, but always keeping his focus on helping children and using his celebrity for good!

    Good luck in your new home. We all go through new beginnings periodically during our lives. Hope you will have many years of joy in your new home!!

  • Anonymous

     

    Great blog..and great music by Clay Aiken. What a voice!


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    Lovely blog, no one melts my heart like Clay Aiken.
    New home sounds beautiful!

  • Anonymous

     

    You served it very nicely! Congratulation and enjoy your new life, Jan (Clay Aiken too)...

    I love this blog! :D

    CacaYzs


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    jbc4clay,

    Thank you for an excellent blog about new beginnings for you, Clay Aiken, and the National Inclusion Project.

    Hopefully, we fans can collect enough votes so the foundation wins a cash prize in the Christie Cookie Charity Giveaway.

    Have a great week!

    Caro


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    Good luck on your move jbc! I hope everything goes smoothly!

    Thank you for including my video and let's hope the National Inclusion Project wins this contest! Clay has worked so hard for his foundation and it is such a wonderful concept for children everywhere!