Kudos and Thanks:
Ridge Area Arc was the benefactor of the June’s Quarter for a Cause
It is with the generosity and support of our local businesses and caring individuals such as Staci Christmas of Quarters for a Cause that enables Ridge Area Arc to continue providing services to persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
On June 14th at the Women’s Club on Lakeview Dr., Quarters for a Cause was in full fun mode, laughter and excitement of winning filled the room. Vendors traveled from Ft. Pierce, Okeechobee and surrounding counties and had their items on display. Each vendor had 2 items for the “quarter” raffle plus items for sale. Second Chances was there with some delicious chili hotdogs and homemade desserts. Approximately 80 people were in attendance.
On behalf of Ridge Area Arc and those we serve, thank you Staci and Quarters for a Cause for a fun filled evening that benefitted a worthy mission. Thank you Highlands County for your continued support!
For more information on Ridge Area Arc’s programs, Resale Store, Supported Employment, Group Homes, Supported Living or Volunteering, please call Debbie at 863-452-1295 Ext. 106.
— with Robert Lengyel and Katie Gibson.
Aktion Club of Highlands County worked all dayThursday, March 10, in the Community Garden at the Avon Park Housing Authority.
There were 14 club members who pulled weeds, tilled soil and cleaned up the garden area from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. They worked in two shifts and enjoyed a picnic lunch in a pavilion near the garden.
“I am proud of all the work that was done by everyone,” said Aktion Club Treasurer Robert Lengyel.
Toni Salvaggio at the Housing Authority welcomed everyone and gave instructions. Four residents from the surrounding area and two Housing Authority interns from Ireland joined efforts to help the club. Most of the work was done by the Aktion Club. They made a lot of friends with the residents in that area. It was great to see a 7 year old boy come out to help.
The containers were organized and set up for the next phase which will be planting seeds this week. The club will make this an ongoing project to help their community. Club members will also be eligible to harvest some of the produce as part of their work.
Way to go Aktion Club!