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June 10, 2014

Arc prepares for Jefferson Co. Fair

FAIRFIELD — The board of directors of The Arc of Jefferson & Nearby Counties met recently at to finalize plans for participation in the county fair and other business.

Kathy Henry will schedule workers for the booths at the county fair, being held June 25-29. Darlene Vorhies is acquiring silent auction items with assistance from Sheila and Scott Clements, David and Julie Glueck, Mary Sue Hoaglin, Linda Hinshaw, Brian Simmons and Jeannine Simmons. The Arc will also raffle a 39-inch flatscreen TV with tickets being sold at the fair.

Brian Simmons, Special Olympics coach, reported he will accompany Ronnie Withrow June 14-21 to participate in the National Special Olympics competition, being held in New Jersey, in power lifting with Team Iowa.

Mary Sue Hoaglin reported that Micah Harris from Fairfield High School and Nick Stiles from Van Buren High School received The Arc Susan Presley scholarships. Both recipients have been invited to attend The Arc’s Annual General Membership meeting to be held at the Fairfield Public Library at 7 p.m. June 19. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting.

The next meeting of The Arc Board of Directors will be at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 25 on the second floor of the First United Methodist Church.

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