The Arc of McLennan County newsletter

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Spring 2014                     
A Message from the Executive Director:
There’s a lot going on at The Arc! We just completed our 2014 Boots on the Brazos fundraising event; our thanks to those listed below who helped make it such a success!

The Kiwanis Golf Tournament that benefits The Arc’s summer camp is scheduled for May 28th at Twin Rivers Golf Club. See the flyer in this newsletter for details and come join us!

We just opened The Opportunity Center at 1825 Morrow to serve adults on the autism spectrum. Drop by sometime and check out all the improvements!

Summer camp is scheduled for June 16 – August 8. Enrollment forms are available online at

Have you seen the new Arc drop boxes in town? The drop boxes for clothing donations benefit both The Arc of Texas and The Arc of McLennan County. Next time you have clothing to donate, please consider using one of the Arc boxes. For a list of locations, see the article later in this newsletter.

On a personal note, I’ve just completed my 11th anniversary at The Arc. How time flies! Thanks so much for your support and for the opportunity to serve people in our community with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

-Tom Pearson

Boots on the Brazos

Thank you to everyone who came to our annual fundraiser Boots on the Brazos! We would like to thank the following supporters for making this event a success.
Bosque Realty/Rondy Gray
Gary and Diane Heavin Community Fund
Darrell and Judy Holick
Charles and Olivia Johnson
Melvin Lipsitz
Mid-Tex Fence and Repair
Tom and Cathy Pearson
Tom and Martha Salome
Tri-Coastal Trading
Atmos Energy
Pinnacle Insurance Group, Inc.
Greg and Karen Salome
Sanderson Farms
AKA Farms
American Income Life
Bailey Insurance
Barnett Contracting
Big Creek Construction, Ltd.
Big Czech Oil/Bud's Tiger Stop
Bird-Kultgen Ford
Bobcat Contracting
Tommy and Jackie Bowman
Callan Equiptment
Central Texas Iron Works, Inc.
Central Texas Security & Fire Equip.
Educators Credit Union
First National Bank of Central Texas
Friends of The Arc
John Gamble Comstruction
Bill and Beverly Gaventa
GENCO Federal Credit Union
Grainger, Inc.
Tom and Jeanelle Greene
Heart of Texas Autism Network
Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center
Independent Bank
Jack's Mobil Electronics
Jamieson Manufacturing
Jeff Hunter Toyota
Jim and Cynthia Lewis

Lone Star Ag Credit

JP Lowry Construction
Mattson Financial Services
Metal Service Corp
Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, PLLC
Eddie and Sharron Odom
Marie Pearson
Progressive Waste Solutions
Providence Healthcare Services
RAMS Mechanical Services
Redwoods, Inc.
Reed Construction Services
Abel Reyna, District Attorney
Bud and Anne Salome
Sandy Creek Services
Spross Insurance Agency
Sykora Family Ford Inc.
Texas Farm Bureau
Texas First State Bank
Total Placement Staffing
Uptmore Motors, Inc.
Waco Grounds Keeper
Waco Tribune-Herald
Waste Management
Clint and Casie Weaver
Fred and Sharon Winslow
WRS Group
Dudley Allen
American Tradeshows
Axiom Advertising
Barlow Tank
Behringer Group
Dr. Dick Brunn
Leonard Christensen
Collin Street Bakery
Community Grocery
Jeff Conners
Dwyer Group
Eddie Ray's Smokehouse
Farm Tires Direct
Greg Gore
Hart & Assoc. Builders
Hilton Waco
H&R Carpet
Hubert Services, Inc.


Leon & Cindy Jackson
Kubitza Utilities

Ronnie Marek
Maxwell-Williams Properties
Mazanec Construction
McAlisters Deli
McLennan County Concerned Citizens
Old Corner Drug
Jim & Kim Pearson
Pioneer Steel
Doreen Ravenscroft
Steve Roessler
Dr. David Sibley
Steve Sumrall
Texas Life
Triad Development
Wardlaw Claims Services
Wells Fargo Bank
Charles Wright

Raffle Donors:
1424 Bistro
185 Hair Care
Academy Sports
AMF Westview Lanes
Avon & Arbonne (Roberta Bishnow)
B & S Farm and Home Center
Balcones Distillery
Barnes  & Noble Booksellers Store #2708
Baskin Robbins
Batteries Plus Bulbs
Bed, Bath & Beyond
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
Brazos Feed & Supply     
BSR Cable Park & BareFoot Ski Ranch
Buzzard Billy's Swamp Shack
Cameron Park Zoo
Capt. Billy Whizzbang's
Casa De Castillo
Chick-fil-A Store #00739
Chili Peppers Boutique           
Chili's #230
Chuck E Cheese
Cotton Patch Café
Cottonwood Creek Golf Course
Cracker Barrel
Cricket's Grill
Darvin's Fine Jewelers
Design House Custom Jewelry Studio
DiamondBack's Steakhouse
Don Carlos Cantina & Mexican Restaurant
Don's Humidor
Double Dave's Pizza
Dr. Pepper Museum
Egg & I
El Conquistador
Elite Café
Expressions Salon and Day Spa
facelogic Essential SkinCare
Gift Horse
Golden Corral Buffet & Grill
Golden's Book Exchange
H.E.B. - Store #5
H.E.B. - Waco #4
Hawaiian Falls Waterpark

Health Camp
Hog Mountain Ranch-Gatesville
Jake's Texas Tea House

James Avery Jewelry


Jason's Deli
Jimmy John's
Keith's Ace Hardware

Lake Waco Country Golf Club
Lane's on Austin Avenue
Lowe's Home Center, Inc.
Mane Event
Mayborn Museum Complex
Mazzio's Italian Eatery
Linda Mercer

Mexicano Grille & Bar #14
Nail 2000
Ninfa's Mexican Restaurant
Eddie & Sharron Odom
Off The Cob Popcorn
Olive Garden
On the Border
Outback Steakhouse
Outdoor Waco
Painting with a Twist
PeiWei Asian Diner
Poppa Rollo's Pizza
Portofino Authentic Italian Restaurant
Premier Designs (Dayna Roberts)
Premier Designs (Julie Copeland)
Quilting Club
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Red Lobster
Ridgewood Golf Shop-Ridgewood Country Club
Ritchie's Western Wear
Rosa's Café & Tortilla Factory
Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q
Saddle Creek Hunting Club
Sam's Club
Schmaltz's Sandwich Shoppe
Sergio's Fine Mexican Seafood
Casey & Kim Shaw
Skate Waco Family Fun Centers
Slovecek's Sausage
 Spa at Canyon Oaks
Spec's Wines Spirits
SportClips Haircuts
Sweetness (Custom Desserts by Laura)
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
Texas Roadhouse
Texas Sports Hall of Fame
Trujillo's Restaurant Y Cantina
Twin Liquors Fine Wine & Spirits
Twin Rivers Golf Club
Valley Mills Car Wash
VIP Limo
Waco Legal Professionals Association
Yowell's Boat Yard

Summer Camp

We are gearing up for The Arc's Summer Camp program.  Each summer The Arc offers an 8-week day camp from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm for 50-60 children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Activities include swimming, bowling, arts and crafts, field trips, and all around fun. The Arc camp enables working parents to know that their children receive quality care during the summer months when school is not in session.

This year's camp will be June 16- August 8. There is a $25 registration fee and a $20 Arc membership fee. Please fill out the Enrollment Packet and read the Policies and Procedures. Only page 8 of Policies and Procedures needs to be signed and turned in with the Enrollment Packet. All forms, fees and the first week's tuition will be due by Friday, May 16.

We are looking forward to another fun filled summer!  

The Arc Donation Drop Boxes
Several drop boxes have been set up around Waco that will benefit The Arc of Texas and The Arc of McLennan County. If you have clothing items to donate please consider using one of The Arc boxes. They are marked with large letters saying CLOTHING DONATIONS and are located at:
  • Alon Gas Station- Bosque Blvd. & Lake Air Dr.
  • Alon Gas Station- 9th & Waco Dr.
  • Alon Gas Station-New Rd. & Valley Mills Dr.
  • Alon Gas Station- Robinson Dr. & Peuitt Dr.
  • AMF Westview Lanes- 4565 W. Waco Dr.
  • Food Mart/Chevron- W. Waco Dr. & N. 16th St.
  • Bell Mart- Bellmead Drive & La Clede St.
  • RZS Food Mart- W. Waco Dr. & Preston St.
  • Texaco- Texas Loop 340 & Bellmead Dr.
  • Hungry Bear Food Mart- Lake Shore & Gholson
  • Lucky Lotto Food Mart- E. Park Street & I35 Frontage Rd.
  • Food Mart/Shell- S. Jack Kultgen Pkwy. & 17th St.
  • Candy Cane Corner- Panther Way & Tigan Ct.
  • Food Mart/Shell- Woodway Dr. & Tupeka Dr.
  • Lowe's- N. New Rd. & Franklin
  • UBC Waco- Flint Ave. & 18th St.
  • Ace Buffet & Grill- S. Valley Mills Rd. & Franklin Ave.
  • Shop & Go/Summit- E. Crest Drive & N. Lacy Drive
  • Gholson Food Mart- Gholson Rd. & Elm Mott Ln.


Jeremy & Jennifer Counseller
China Spring National Honor Society
Tom and Cathy Pearson
Lori Rivera
Anja Torres
Mark Tulbert

Waco Legal Professionals Association


Art Forum
Brandy Abel-Clark
Jina Becker
Michael Brown
Clif Dollens
Dealers Electric
The Frost Family
Home Depot-Bellmead
Vicky Hunt
Charles Johnson
Anita Karney
Carolyn Key
Betsey Klesse
Patricia Krauss & Family
Sandy Londos
Makenzie Meyer
Kandy Money
Jesse Moore of Moore Electric
Kelly-Moore Paint-Waco
Brian Pickens of
Doreen Ravenscroft
Lois Wimberley of Fitness Infinitus
Amanda Zink & Family of Texas Legacy Custom Homes


Mary Ompad

Mid-Tex Fence & Repair Inc.



In Memory of:
Bill Ravenscroft
     Given by: Doreen Ravenscroft


8th- Sewing Class
at 10am
8th- Best Buddies Easter Egg Hunt @ Baylor
15th- Self Advocate Meeting
at 6pm
22nd- Board Meeting
at 5:30pm

13th- Sewing Class
at 10am
16th- Forms, fees and first week's tuition due for Summer Camp
20th- Self Advocate Meeting
at 6pm
27th- Board Meeting
at 5:30pm

6th- Last day of After School Program
10th- Sewing Class
at 10am
16th- First Day of Summer Camp Program
17th Self Advocate Meeting
at 6 pm
24th Board Meeting
at 5:30pm

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