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November Newsletter

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The Arc of Wichita County

The Arc of Wichita County exists to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Wichita County and the surrounding areas by providing programs and services that enable and empower adults and children with disabilities as well as their families.

Employee of the Month

Meet our October Employee of The Month, Estie Moore!


Estie is the Hero House Day Hab Coordinator. Estie comes to work each day with a positive attitude and gives 100% to the members and staff. She always goes above and beyond to make sure the Hero House is successful and that members are having fun, cared for, loved and safe. Estie is a long time employee of The Arc and very knowledgeable about our organization. She is often sought after for advice and ideas to make our programs better.


In the month of October, Estie organized several fun activities for our members including a charity walk called the White Cane Event, a variety of special guests, as well as one of our largest events to the Texas State Fair. Her help in planning and organizing the State Fair trip was one of the reasons why all the members, staff, and volunteers had an amazing time.


She continuously dedicates her time and energy to our organization. The Arc of Wichita County is very grateful to have employees like Estie Moore.


Thank You Estie for all you do!!

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Wellness Events (Members only)

These wellness events are fun events sponsored by The Arc to promote a healthy mind, body and soul. You must be a member to attend these events. Please RSVP if you would like to attend.

Hygiene Class

Wednesday, Nov. 21st, 6-7pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Located at The Arc. Free bag of hygiene products. Members only. Limit 10

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Gym Group Session (ages 18+)

Sunday, Nov. 25th, 3-4pm

5001 Bartley Drive

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at The Family YMCA. You must have a YMCA membership to attend this event. Although an Arc staff will be available for assistance during these times, all individuals will be responsible for their own health and safety. Members will be encouraged to participate in any activity they choose. If they are not allowed to be left unattended then a caregiver will need to attend and pay for their own cost. Please call The Arc if you would like more information. Limit 10. RSVP by 11/23.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Teen Social Activities (High School students only)

Ages 14+ (must be attending High School) - Please be sure to RSVP! You must call The Arc at 940-692-2303 to make reservations for the teen social events. The annual membership cost is $20. If you sign up for an event and decide not to go then you must call and cancel up to 48hrs before the event date or you will be billed for the event fee.

Teen Bowling

Thursday, Nov. 15th, 4-5:15pm

4022 Kemp Boulevard

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at Village Bowl. Cost is $5.00 per person for Arc members and $10 per person for non-members. Limit 12.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Teen Friends Club - City of Lights Parade

Saturday, Nov. 17th, 5-9pm

3307 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

We will be attending the City of Lights Parade at 7pm. The Arc provides a fun night scheduled monthly 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 for Arc members and $20.00 per participant for non members. This program is for ages 13 - 21(still in school). Located at The Hero House.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Teen Fantasy of Lights Dinner

Tuesday, Nov. 20th, 6-8pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

We will have dinner at Chicken Express and then go see Fantasy of Lights. Meet at The Arc. Cost is $10(member) $15(non-member).

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Teen Backdoor Theatre "White Christmas"

Thursday, Nov. 29th, 7-9:30pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at The Arc. Cost is $20(members) $30(non-members). Dinner is included. Limit 10

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Social Activities (ages 18+)

These events are for individuals who are at least 18 years old and are no longer in school. PLEASE BE SURE TO RSVP! You must call The Arc at 940-692-2303 to make reservations for the social events. The annual membership cost is $20. If you sign up for an event and decide not to go then you must call and cancel up to 48hrs before the event date or you will be billed for the event fee.

Scholarship Drive Cookout

Thursday, Nov. 1st, 6-9pm

701 Indiana Avenue

Wichita Falls, TX

We are raising money to offer scholarships for our programs. Free to Join but we will be selling $5 combo plates. Combos include Hamburger, chips, and drink or 2 Hotdogs, chips, and drink. Wichita Brewery will be donating a percent of their sales as well so please come and support us. Meet at The Arc and we will take bus to Wichita Brewery or you can meet at the Brewery downtown on 701 Indiana Ave.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Guys Casino Night

Tuesday, Nov. 6th, 6-10pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Cost covers food and gas. Bring extra money to gamble. Meet at The Arc. Limit 10

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Friends Club Thanksgiving Pot Luck

Saturday, Nov. 10th, 6-10pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Bring a dish if possible. The Arc provides a fun night scheduled monthly 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 for Arc members and $20.00 per participant for non members. This program is for ages 18+ (out of school). Located at The Arc. Limit 20.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Electricritters

Friday, Nov. 16th, 6-8:30pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at The Arc and we will take a bus to the River Bend Nature Center. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Limit 12.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Cowboys Football Party

Sunday, Nov. 18th, 11:30am-3:30pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

We will meet at The Arc and take the bus to house party. Cost is $5. Pizza, drinks, and chips. Limit 10

Backdoor Theatre "White Christmas"

Saturday, Nov. 24th, 7-9:30pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at The Arc and we will take a bus to Backdoor Theatre. Cost is $20 for members and $30

for non-members. Dinner will be included. Limit 12

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Polar Express Carriage Ride

Sunday, Nov. 25th, 6-8pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at The Arc and we will take a bus to the Fantasy of Lights. Cost is $6 for members and $10 for non-members. Limit 12

Fun with MSU

Monday, Nov. 26th, 6-8pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Games and Activities with Msu students! Free to all members. Located at The Arc. Limit 50

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Girls Night Out

Tuesday, Nov. 27th, 6-8:30pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at The Arc where we will have pizza and then head to the mall to get our nails done and hang out. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Limit 12

Bowling

Thursday, Nov. 29th, 3:45-5:15pm

4022 Kemp Boulevard

Wichita Falls, TX

The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Meet at Village Bowl. Limit 20

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Elk's Lodge Event (Ages 16+)

Bingo

Monday, Nov. 19th, 7-9pm

The Elk's Lodge, Seymour Highway, Wichita Falls, Texas

Located at the Elks Lodge on Seymour Hwy. Van service is available for those who qualify. There is a $2 fee for all van rides and will be determined on a first come first served basis.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Meetings

People First Board Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 4-5pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

People First Program

Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 6-8pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Beans and Cornbread Fundraiser! Located at The Arc. $3 plate.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Cub Scouts

Chapter Meetings

When: Tuesday, November 13th and 30th from 5:30pm-6:30pm


Where: Boy Scouts of America, 3604 Maplewood Ave, Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Bible Fun Fellowship

Bible Fun Fellowship - Wichita Falls

When: Tuesday, November 6th, 13th, and 27th from 6:30-7:30PM


Where: Grace Church, 5214 Stone Lake Dr., Wichita Falls, Texas


What: Music, singing, Bible Study and refreshments!

Bible Fun Fellowship - Burkburnett

When: Thursday, November 8th and 29th 6:30-7:30PM


Where: Central Baptist Church, 814 Tidal Street, Burkburnett, Texas


What: Music, singing, Bible Study, and refreshments!