The Connector

September 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 Addison

Addison just celebrated her second anniversary as Executive Director at The Arc of Wichita County. During her two short years here she has been instrumental in starting several new programs such as The HERO House, a Day Hab service, and the employment service program, which assists individuals with disabilities obtain employment and also provides some job coaching. She recently wrote a grant to The Priddy Foundation which allowed The Arc to purchase two new 14 passenger buses with wheelchair lifts so that all of The Arc's members would have an opportunity to go on outings and attend activities that we offer. In addition to being a great advocate to the members of The Arc, Addison is also a great leader to work for. She is compassionate and caring of everyone. One employee stated "Addison is a very kind and understanding boss." She always acknowledges her employees so this month we decided to turn the tables and honor Addison. Way to go Addison!!!


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

The Arc Annual Awards Banquet

Monday, Sep. 25th, 6pm

1211 Indiana Avenue

Wichita Falls, TX

Join us at The Stone Palace as we honor and praise those who have given so much to The Arc of Wichita County during the past year. We will give awards in the areas of education, advocacy, volunteerism and so much more. Dinner will be catered by the Gypsy Kit!

You may make pre-paid reservations by stopping by The Arc office at 3115 Buchanan or

by calling 940-692-2303.

The cost is $15 per person.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Talent Show 2016

People First Annual Talent Show and Spaghetti Dinner

Join us for this annual fundraiser to help People First raise money to attend The Texas Advocates state conference in July 2018. Our People First members will be performing all kinds of talent from singing and dancing to poetry reading and even some magic tricks.

Date: October 13, 2017 from 6 - 8:30 pm

Ticket Price: $20 for general admission, $12 for People First Members

Tickets may be purchased at The Arc of Wichita County

or by phone at 940-692-2303

or from any People First Board Member

Community Connections

Community Connections Luncheon

Wednesday, Sep. 13th, 12-1pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

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

Teen Fun Day

Saturday, Sep. 16th, 1-3pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Join us for a day of fun. We will go to the wrestling museum downtown, then eat lunch, then we will go to the park or the mall. Cost is $10. Limit 8. RSVP by 9/15. Ages 16 -21(Still in school)

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Teen Bowling

Wednesday, Sep. 20th, 4-5:30pm

4022 Kemp Boulevard

Wichita Falls, TX

Join us for bowling. The cost is $5.00 per person which will cover shoes and two games. Bring extra money for concessions. RSVP by 9/19. 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

Friday, Sep. 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.

Wizard of Oz at The Wichita Theater

Saturday, Sep. 9th, 1:15-4:15pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at The Arc at 1:15 pm and we will take the van to the Wichita Theater. The cost is $20 per person (plus money for concessions). Limit 10. RSVP by 9/7. Ages 21+

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Guys Night Out - Food, Football and Fun

Sunday, Sep. 10th, 2:45-5:30pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at The Arc at 2:45 pm. We will take the van to Buffalo Wild Wings to eat and watch football. Cost is $15.00 per person. Limit 8. RSVP by 9/9. Ages 21+

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Talent Show Rehearsals

Monday, Sep. 11th, 6-8pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Come and rehearse and practice for People First's Annual talent show that will be held in October. Free. Limit 25. RSVP by 9/8.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Texas Oklahoma Fair

Thursday, Sep. 14th, 5:45-9pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at The Arc at 5:45 pm and we will take the van to the MPEC. The cost is $30 per person (for wristband and food,) . RSVP by 9/12. Limit 10. Ages 21+.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Dance

Monday, Sep. 18th, 7-9pm

The Elk's Lodge

Meet at The Elk's Lodge. Free. No limit.


Van transportation available for those who qualify. Please call The Arc if you need van transportation. Ages 21+

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Bowling

Thursday, Sep. 21st, 4-6pm

4022 Kemp Boulevard

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at Village Bowl at 4 pm. Cost is $5.00. Limit 15. RSVP by 9/19. Ages 21+

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Party at The Family Fun Zone

Tuesday, Sep. 26th, 6-8pm

4131 Southwest Parkway

Wichita Falls, TX

Party at The Family Fun Zone! We will meet at The Family Fun Zone. Cost is $10.00 which will get you pizza, a drink, and 25 tokens. Limit 15. RSVP by 9/25. Ages 21+

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Thursday, Sep. 28th, 5:30-8:30pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Come and rehearse and practice for People First's Annual talent show that will be held in October. Free. Limit 25. RSVP by 9/27.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Meetings

The Arc of Wichita County Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, Sep. 18th, 12pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

People First Board Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 19th, 5-7pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Bible Fun Fellowship

Bible Fun Fellowship - Wichita Falls

When: Tuesday September 5th, 12th and 26th from 6:30-7:30PM


Where: 1100 Harrison Street, Wichita Falls, Texas


What: Music, singing, Bible Study and refreshments!

Bible Fun Fellowship - Burkburnett

When: Thursday September 14th and Thursday September 28th from 6:30-7:30PM


Where: 814 Tidal Street, Burkburnett, Texas


What: Music, singing, Bible Study and refreshments!