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Season 1, Episode 4: Big Hearts & Big Dreams in a Small Town

Season 1, Episode 4: Big Hearts & Big Dreams in a Small Town
Donna Smith

Season One | Episode 4

Big Hearts & Big Dreams in a Small Town

Donna Smith
Administrator, Shelby’s Bridge Gift & Thrift Shop & The Sunshine Cafe

After venturing to the Dallas Metroplex for a few decades, Donna made her way back to her West Texas roots and she’ll tell you it’s the best thing she ever did! Donna and her husband, Dan, moved to Sudan, TX and soon after, what began as their daughter Shelby’s dream, quickly became a family effort.

The dream didn’t come to fruition overnight, but these days, Shelby’s Bridge—a gift shop, thrift shop, café and florist studio is creating a path toward independence for adults with disABILITIES across West Texas.

If you need a little encouragement, this episode is for you. Donna’s story is one of tenacity, clear vision, and good ol’ West Texas grit. Listen in as Donna shares the incredible work that Shelby’s Bridge is doing in Sudan and the surrounding area and learn what it takes to make your BIG DREAM come to life. Shelby, Donna and the entire Shelby’s Bridge team are changing the landscape of their community and this episode will leave you with a desire to do whatever it takes to better serve your customers and community.

Visit our Facebook pages to learn how to win a special gift basket created by our Friends at Shelby’s Bridge.

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Shelby’s Bridge

For more details on how to order a charcuterie platter from the Sunshine Café click here.

Donna Smith

Spirit of West Texas

Season 1, Episode 4: Big Hearts & Big Dreams in a Small Town

Donna Smith



Season One | Small Businesses

Season One of this podcast focuses on small business. We’ll ask our guests to talk about challenges, successes, and helpful hints for keeping the dream alive. Each episode, we’ll explore the people, business and values that embody the never-say-never, get-the-job-done spirit that shines through everywhere you look in West Texas. Join us, as we share untold stories of big dreams and the many struggles and sacrifices that West Texans have gone through to achieve them. We’re getting people talking, so listen in. We hope you’ll learn something and have a little fun along the way.

Host: Amy Punchard, Co-Host: Jared May

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