The 1st Day of Spring

March 21, 2010

And it snowed again in Dallas. Really.


And the winner is…

March 18, 2010


OK, so none of our suggestions will be engraved forever in mortar and stone. But it’s kind of hard to think of any other name that might sound more appealing to Chole than what EPU selected.


And thank you to everyone who submitted a suggestion!

Contest Update

March 14, 2010

Thank you to everyone who submitted a suggestion for the name of the new Move Room at EPU. All of the submissions were forwarded to EPU on Friday. We will post their decision as soon as we receive an update!

Thanks again.


March 5, 2010

As many of you know, over the past few months, we have been working on plans for refurbishing the Move Room at the EPU facility in Fresno. Funds that were donated to EPU in memoriam to Chole will be used to finance the refurbishment of the room which will be dedicated in her name.

EPU has indicated that they would like to change the name of the room from “The Move Room” to something else.  In order to encourage the creative naming process, we wanted to invite suggestions for the new name of the room.

A description of the function for the room has been provided by Cindy Lopez, a staff member at EPU:

[The Move Room] “is a room where all families meet before services begin, I personally cannot walk in that room without thinking of Chole in there monitoring the safety of the children’s rambunctious play. We also use that room as a “big muscle” motor development room…”

The main focal point of the room will be a mural that was created by Chole’s sister, Mague Avina Valdez (the mural should be installed into the room during the next couple of weeks).  The Jackson family will also be donating several prints of watercolors that were painted by Chole to decorate the room.


(Watercolor by Chole Avina Jackson)

If you would like to submit a suggestion for the name of the new room, please do so through a comment here on the blog.  If your submission is selected, it will be included on the memorial plaque in the room and you will receive a copy (of your choice) of one of the watercolor prints that will decorate the room.

The final selection for the new name will be determined by EPU.

Feel free to submit as many suggestions as you wish by Thursday, March 11th!