The Connector

December Newsletter

The Arc of Wichita County

The Arc of Wichita County Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to including individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their communities. We offer the following services: Licensed Child Care, Self-Advocacy, Employment Services, Social Programs, Summer Camps for Children and Adults, and The HERO House Day Habilitation Program.

Programs

Employee of the Month

Meet Mo!


Mo has been working at The Arc of Wichita County at our Day Hab program for nearly 8 months! She has a positive and kind spirit. She always has a great attitude and is very willing to do whatever is asked of her. You can find her helping our members with tasks around the Hero House like cooking and laundry. All of the members adore her and she loves each member so well. We are very pleased to award her the employee of the month!


The Arc of Wichita County is dedicated to serving our community, but we wouldn't be successful without incredible employees like Mo.

Volunteer of the Month

We are very pleased to award our first ever Volunteer of the Month to Kelby Tucker! Kelby was originally connected with us years ago while working with our Camp Noah program. From there, Kelby started volunteering with us and most recently stepped into the role of Board Chair! Although he serves on the board, that hasn't stopped him from getting involved in our programs. You can frequently find Kelby running an errand, preparing for board meetings, helping in our Bridge program, stopping by The Hero House or saying hi to our child care kids. Kelby goes above and beyond to make The Arc of Wichita County a better place and does so because he loves our members. We are blessed to have him as part of our team!
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Community Connections

Community Connections Luncheon

Wednesday, Dec. 6th, 12-1pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

This month's speaker will be Andreina Biederman from AmeriGroup. She will be speaking about Medicaid services.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Teen Social Activities - Ages 16-21 Please be sure to RSVP!

Teen ElectriCritters at Riverbend Nature Center

Friday, Dec. 22nd, 6:30-8:30pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at The Arc and we will take the van to Riverbend. Cost is $5.00. Limit 10. Ages 16 -21 (Still in school)

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Teen Urban Air

Thursday, Dec. 28th, 6-7:30pm

2505 Kemp Boulevard

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at Urban Air. Cost is $10.00 if you have an Urban Air t-shirt. If you do not have a t-shirt the cost is $20.00. Limit 10. Ages 16 -21(Still in school)

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Social Activities (Ages 21 +)

PLEASE BE SURE TO RSVP!

Friends Club (Ages 15 and older)

Friday, Dec. 8th, 6-10pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

The Arc provides a fun night scheduled on the second Friday of each month so that parents and caregivers can have a night out. During the evening participants have dinner, make arts and crafts, play games, watch movies and socialize with their friends. The time is

6 pm - 10 pm and the cost is $15.00 per participant. This program is for ages 15 and older.

For an application or to make a reservation please call The Arc at 940-692-2303.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Fun with MSU

Monday, Dec. 11th, 6-8pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Join us for socializing and playing games with students from MSU. Ages 21+

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

United Methodist Church Party

Tuesday, Dec. 12th, 6pm

813 North Beverly Drive

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at the United Methodist Church. Free. Limit of 30. You must call The Arc to make reservation for this event. Reservations must be made no later than Monday December 4th by 5 pm.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

A Christmas Story at The Wichita Theater

Saturday, Dec. 16th, 1-4:30pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Cost is $15.00 per person. Limit 12. We will meet at The Arc at 1 pm and take the van to the theatre. Ages 21+

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Social Program Fun(d)raising Event

Tuesday, Dec. 19th, 6:30-7:30pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Come out and explore our thrift sale. All items are $1.00 or less and all proceeds will benefit The Arc's social programs for teens and adults. Movies, games, clothes, etc. We will also be selling snacks and drinks.

Bowling

Thursday, Dec. 21st, 4-6pm

4022 Kemp Boulevard

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at Village Bowl. Cost is $5.00. Limit 20.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Guy's Night Out at the Casino

Friday, Dec. 29th, 6-8pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at The Arc at 6 pm and we will take the van to the casino. Cost is $5.00 for food and gas. Bring extra money to play on. Limit 8.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Meetings

The Arc of Wichita County Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, Dec. 18th, 12pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

People First Board Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 19th, 5:30pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Bible Fun Fellowship

Bible Fun Fellowship - Wichita Falls

When: Tuesday December 5th (pizza party) from 6:30-7:30PM


Where: Grace Church (5214 Stone Lake Drive) Wichita Falls, Texas


What: Music, singing, Bible Study and refreshments!

Bible Fun Fellowship - Burkburnett

When: Thursday December 14th 6:30-7:30PM


Where: 814 Tidal Street, Burkburnett, Texas


What: Music, singing, Bible Study and refreshments!