The Arc of McLennan County newsletter

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Spring 2018      
A Message from the Executive Director:

     Summer camp begins June 11, and we have two pressing needs to address prior to camp.

     The first need is that some of our campers have lost their state funding due to state budget cutbacks.  The Arc will need to raise about $15,000.00 for camp scholarships to help these families who have lost funding.  If you can help with a scholarship donation, that would be great!

     The second need is that the flooring must be replaced on the third fllor where camp is held in order to meet regulatory mandates.  The cost to replace the flooring is $24,000.00.  If you can help with a flooring donation, your help would be greatly appreciated!

     We're anticipating another fun-filled summer for 40-50 campers.  A donation of any amount toward these two pressing camp needs will help ensure another wonderful camp experience for these campers and their families.

     Thank you for all you do to support people in our community with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

                                                                                         ~Tom Pearson

Laura and Michael Crawford were the recipients of this year's Golden Spur Award, presented at The Arc's annual fundraising event, Boots on the Brazos.  The award was presented in appreciation for the Crawford's exemplary dedication and generosity to The Arc.  Thank you, Laura and Michael, for graciously and generously supporting The Arc's mission!

We had another sell-out crowd for Boots on the Brazos; some 550 people turned out to enjoy the fun!  A big Thank You to all the underwriters, sponsors, and donors who made the event such a success.


The tournament, which benefits The Arc's summer camp, is scheduled for June 6th at Twin Rivers Golf Club.  Put together a team and plan to play!     For registration details, please visit our website at

After School Program
Our After School Program runs Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., based on the Waco and Midway ISD calendars.  Last day for Midway ISD is May 25th and Waco ISD is May 31st.  These are both Early Release days.  Our program will be open at Noon those days.
Summer Camp

This year's eight-week Summer Day Camp will begin June 11th and end August 3rd, with camp being closed only on Wednesday, July 4th.  We do have Early Release at 12:30p.m. on the last day of camp, August 3rd.  Camp applications are available online at  Brandy Abel-Clark will be our new director this year.  We look forward to seeing our 'seasoned' campers and some new campers.  Art, movies, field trips and swimming are being planned as part of the camp activities. 
The Opportunity Center
The Opportunity Center is open five days a week for adults on the Autism Spectrum. Fun-filled activities and learning opportunities abound!

Feel free to stop by 1825 Morrow Avenue and visit or check us out on Facebook.


Jennifer Johannsen
Mary Alice Lyman
Eddie and Sharron Odom

Friend of The Arc
Carlie and Joseph Gause
Billy and Yolanda Hubert
Mike and Jill Lednicky
Stuart and Elizabeth Smith
Della Thomas
Gerald Winkler

Jina and Larry Becker
Kathy Crittenden
Bob and Barbara Granger
Len and Melissa Sosebee

Arc Benefactor
Dennis and Marilyn Brooks
Volvo and Mack Trucks of Waco

Mike Beard
Sally and Johnny Bledsoe
Thomas and Teresa Christian
Clifton Foundation
CST Brands Foundation/Ed Passalugo
Kenneth Cash
Tom and Helen Chase Fund
Alan and Elizabeth Cook
Church Under The Bridge
Naomi and John Fox
Donielle Geiser
Cindy Jackson
H.E.B. plus!/Tommy Kodrin
Daniel Hollingsworth
Monte Hulse
Randell Lane
M. Lipsitz and Company, LTD.
Alma Joy Marvin
Travis Morrow
Leslie Mullen
Eddie and Sharon Odom
Performance Consilium Group LLC/Don Ickles
Lee and Bob Perkins
Kevin Riess
Jennifer Riggs
Alvin and Bernice Sykora
Waco Cultural Arts of Waco/Doreen Ravenscroft
Ovida Williams

Charity Champion Donors
Ronnie Albrecht
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Fallas
Maria Hernandez
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Key, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Mitchell
Danny and Kathleen Thun


In Honor of
Cindy Jackson: 30 years at Texas Life Insurance Co.
Stroup Family Fund-Chris C. Stroup
Andrew Wood
In Memory of:
 Vicky Hunt:
Jina and Larry Becker
Kay Elliott
Susan and Jim Huey
Carolyn Key

Sandy and Skip Londos
McLennan County Courthouse 54th District Court -
Rebecca Rivera, Penny savage, Heather Weiser
Stephen L. Mark, M.D.
Pattillo, Brown and Hill, L.L.P.-CPA's
Felipe Reyna
Suzanne and Kent Starr
Jacob George Straub, Attorney At Law

Deborah Kuhnle:
Michael Carlisle

Tony Vonasek:
Cindy Biles
(All meetings held at Austin Avenue United
Methodist Church, 1300 Avenue Avenue)

Tuesday, 10th - Sewing Class - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 17th - Self Advocate Meeting - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 24th - Board Meeting - 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 8th - Sewing Class - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 15th - Self Advocate Meeting
Tuesday, 22nd - Board Meeting - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, 31st - Last Day of After School Program

Monday, June 11th - First Day of Summer Day Camp
Tuesday, 19th - Self Advocate Meeting - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 26th - Board Meeting - 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 4th - HOLIDAY
Tuesday, July 17th - Self Advocate Meeting - 6:00 p.m.
NO Board Meeting this month!

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