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The 2015 Bob Rose Scramble is rapidly approaching. Haile Plantation Golf & CC will once again host this fabulous event on Friday, April 24th; a fundraiser to help raise funds for services and programs for folks with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Lunch from David’s BBQ will be served at 11:45 a.m., the golf begins at 1 p.m., and Loosey’s will cater dinner at 6 p.m. We also will have a DJ playing music & a Live Auction.

Contact The Arc’s Development & Public Relations Director, Dr. Mark Johnson, at 352-334-4060 ext. 127 or mjohnson@arcalachua.org for more information.

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Some of our Commited 2015 Sponsors:

  • News Radio 97.3 FM The Sky
  • Florida Farm Bureau
  • InfoTech
  • My Brand
  • Dominium Benefits
  • JMCO
  • John Spence, Inc
  • McKnight Brian Institute
  • Darr-Shackow
  • ExacTech
  • 4Imprint
  • Heritage Bank of the South
  • Sleep Center Superstore
  • Willis of Florida, Inc.
  • HOME Magazine
  • Merit Screw Products, Inc.
  • Burkhardt Sales
  • Gator Domino’s
  • PepsiCo.
  • David’s BBQ
  • Loosey’s
  • Cox Media
  • Gainesville Harley-Davidson

Take A Look At Us

I am sure it is no surprise to you, but people always want to know what we have been up to around The Arc and at our events. Our followers on facebook get to see quite a few or our pictures, but the rest of you are left in the dark.

Well even though everyone should be our fans on facebook, we still decided to put up a gallery of images to show some of the highlights from the major events we have had this year.

Every year we hold several events we consider picture worthy. But dont worry, you will probably see some other, "non event" pictures sneak in as well. If you have a good picture you would like to share, stop by The Arc and let us scan it and share it as well.

We hope to keep the new gallery up to date throughout the year, so check back and enjoy.

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Goodbye & Hello Gala


A Standing Room Only crowd packed Santa Fe College’s Fine Arts Hall and enjoyed fine food from Omi Risco, fabulous dance music from Nick DeCarlis & The Classic Jazz Orchestra, and remarks from Dick Bradley, Steve Drago, Tom Rothrock and Dr. Bill Williams. This first-ever ‘Goodbye & Farewell’ Gala was an opportunity to bid farewell to long-time Executive Director Dick Bradley and hello to his successor, Steve Drago. Remarks were limited to allow guests the chance to dance and dine with family and friends. Highlights from the evening included a ‘surprise’ appearance by Dick Bradley’s Family, inspiring remarks from Steve Drago and presentation of a rocking chair from Board President Tom Rothrock and Board of Director Dr. Bill Williams. The Arc of Alachua County hopes to expand upon this successful inaugural Gala and continue to raise much-needed funds for clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities in years to come. Thanks to all our sponsors, vendors, guests, clients and staff. The ‘Goodbye & Hello’ Gala was truly a smashing success!


Who Is The Arc?

The Arc of Alachua County is a community based organization committed to providing a continuum of exemplary services, supports, and advocacy to assure that people with developmental disabilities can enjoy respect and dignity and be full participants in the community.

The Arc has a rich history spanning 60 years and marked by accomplishment. We continue to carry out the mission and vision of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as their parents and siblings.

Over the last 60 years, The Arc has grown and adapted to the changes that people with disabilities face across their life span. Through the decades, The Arc has seen several name changes, advocated for the passage of state and federal legislation on behalf of people with disabilities and established a broad network of state and local chapters that range from small voluntary groups to large, professional organizations.

Although much has changed for those that we serve, we always try to raise awareness, supporters, and always help improve the lives of the intellectually and developmentally disabled.

Mission:

The Arc of Alachua County is a community based organization committed to providing a continuum of exemplary services, supports, and advocacy to assure that people with developmental disabilities can enjoy respect and dignity and be full participants in the community.


We Recycle!

Did you know that The Arc recycles. We recycle almost anything you can think to recycle. We recycle paper, glass, aluminum and even electronics and "e-Waste".

Under the business name, Gone4Ever Recycling, we are Gainesville, Florida's price leader in secure document destruction and shredding. Even offer Free Shred Day every Wednesday. Free Shred Day is open to all area residents to bring in the documents they would like securely destroyed for FREE. Businesses only pay $0.19 per pound as well.

Paper Shredding in Gainesville; we may recycle, but for you it is securely Gone 4 Ever!

Proud To Be Tobacco Free

The Arc of Alachua County is proud to be Tobacco Free. From its embryonic beginnings over one year ago, The Arc of Alachua County’s Tobacco Free initiative, with a great deal of guidance and assistance from Florida’s Department of Health and Tobacco Free Florida and Tobacco Free Alachua, has finally reached its goal.

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