​​​Jim Spencer , our bass player has been a valuable and indispensable member of the Foundation Band for the last several years. He has always been willing to help us whenever the band has played. Jim is also an accomplished organist. Jim is quiet, but has a great sense of humor and has kept us laughing with is many jokes.

Jim worked for Great Lakes as a heavy equiptment operator for many years and later as a supervisor for other operators. He played a great part of construction I-71, I-480 and I-77.

Jim also enjoyed CB Radio and his handle was "Dive Dipper" but was commonly known as "DUCK" He beace close friends with Dick Ruf and they initially met over the CB.

He and Dick, both residents of Brunswick, serve as members of REACT , a crisis response team as well as assitants to the Brunswick police Force during special events. Jim and Dick played many pranks on others including kidnapping Dick's daughter from her wedding reception, Dick dressed up as a fake bride and shocked the groom!

Jim played with Darrell Hudson for many years and also at the Heritage farm in the late 90's and early 2000's as well as many other venues.

Jim is receiving the Gary Zimmerman Award because of his great talent, dependability and wonderful personality. The Hudson-Wise Foundation recognizes how fortunate we are to have him as a mem​er of the Foundation Band and we are very grateful for all he has done to help us.

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Winking Lizard - Brunswick​​

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We host a open Country Jam every Wednesdsay, 5:30pm until 8:30pm at the Winking Lizard Tavern, 3634 Center Rd. Brunswick, Ohio 44212. And the first Saturday of the month, 7:30pm until 10:00pm at Z's Cream & Bean. 2706 Boston Rd. Hinckley, Ohio 44233

 The Hudson-Wise Foundation mission is very simple. Make life a little better for children with Autism and special needs. We do this with by providing basic needs, like school supplies, coats, hats and in some cases even groceries. Most of the children we help are either profoundly disabled and/or profoundly poor. We just want to give these children a chance, try in some little way to life a tiny bit easier.


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 We need to purchase more educational products for teachers and students in special needs classrooms. We also need to sponsor workshops for teachers and health care aides who work with autistic and special needs children and adults. We are always looking for donations for Team Breanna

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