On Saturday, June 4, participants will gather at Prairie Creek Ranch for the very first Asbury House Sporting Clay Event. Mr. Larry Day is serving as co-chair for what hopes to become an annual fundraising event for the Asbury House Child Enrichment Center. Mr. Tom Redd is serving as the other co-chair. Established in 1969 as an outreach ministry of the United Methodist Churches, Asbury House seeks to provide the highest quality of education and care for children of low-income families within a nurturing Christian environment. Mr. Day has been involved with Asbury House since 1990, and during that time has witnessed the growth of the organization with a new facility in 1995, and now with plans for a building expansion. All proceeds from the sporting clay event will be used for the building expansion in order to serve an additional 20 to 25 children and families.
“My philosophy on volunteerism is connected to my faith. Christ tells us the two greatest commandments (are) first to love God with all our heart, all of our soul, all of our mind, and all of our strength. The second commandment is to love your neighbor. We show our love for God through worship, prayers, being obedient, and taking advantage of the many opportunities we have to serve in the church. We show our love for neighbors by ringing bells for the Salvation Army at Christmas, helping build wheelchair ramps for the handicapped, helping put on a clay shoot, or any number of the many opportunities we have to serve others.”
As a tireless community volunteer, Mr. Day serves on the board for the Community Healthcore Foundation as the secretary/treasurer, and is also a member of Ambucs, the Kiwanis Club of Longview, and has served as chairperson for Goodwill Industries of the Pines.
Originally from Houston, Texas, Mr. Day has lived in Longview 27 years. He and his wife of 37 years, Frances, are the parents of Zachary and Nathan, and Nathan’s wife Lauren. Mr. Day earned his bachelor of commerce degree from Rice University and his bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from the University of Houston. He is also a graduate of the Southern Methodist University Southwest Graduate School of Banking. Mr. Day has been employed with Texas Bank and Trust for 24 years and is Executive Vice President and Manager of the Trust and Investment Division. Mr. and Mrs. Day are members at Winterfield United Methodist Church, where Mr. Day serves as chair of the Evangelism Committee.
“The most important things in my life are my relationship with God, my wife and family, the organization I work for, and the community in which I live,” Mr. Day said. “Unlike Houston, where I grew up, Longview is a place you can be connected to and also feel like you are a part of the community and the people within the community. You can see the results of your volunteer work.”
For more information about the Asbury House Sporting Clay Event, please call Mr. Day at 903-295-4206.