This is your summer edition of The Arc Archives!

The Arc Archives
                                                  July-August 2015    
"Please remember that The Arc is NOT an acronym."

We want to thank our friends and supporters and take this opportunity to remind everyone that The Arc is NOT an acronym. The old acronym contains language that is hurtful to individuals with developmental disabilities, and because of that, The Arc formally changed its name in 1995 to reflect a more person-centered and respectful approach to our constituents and their families.


There are several examples of how to refer to "The Arc" and people with disabilities that are listed in the full document that can be viewed here.  Among the important examples are to always be mindful that "The Arc" is a single name of the organization.  Also, always use "people first" language as in "a person with a developmental disability" and not using the word "retarded."  Thank you for observing these important details in your everyday conversations with others regarding our activities!


We hope you will take a few minutes to check out all of the happenings at The Arc of Moore County this summer!!  We are busier than ever with new programming and activities!  We also invite you to take a look at our Facebook pages for daily updates!!

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Aktion Club  10th Annual District Convention Sept. 18-21st!

Once again, the Aktion Club of Moore County is invited to join with other clubs throughout North and South Carolina to convene at Camp Walter Johnson in Denton, NC for a weekend of fun!  Activities include a talent show, dance, games, outdoor activities, workshops, guest speakers and much more!  The weekend lodging and meals are only $99 if paid by July 20!  Please click below to find more information!  Aktion Clubbers, advisors, and family or support persons are all invited to attend!  

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College and Career Readiness Camp and START Hospitality Program to Begin!

Summer Pathways Camp will be offered at no charge from 8:30am to 2pm on Monday, July 6-9.  This camp will introduce prospective students to Career Pathways that are available through Sandhills Community College's College and Career Readiness Department.  Subjects highlighted in this camp include:  High School Equivalency, Adult High School, Adult Basic Education, START Hospitality Program, Basic Skills Plus Nursing Assistant I, Basic Skills Plus Electrical Apprentice, Personal & Home Care Phase I and II and other opportunities.

The START (Skills, Tasks, and Results Training) Hospitality Program includes introductory skills in Hospitality Services, Guest Room Operations, and Food and Beverage Services. These classes will begin in September and are ideal for students who need to strengthen their academic skills or work toward High School Equivalency while providing a smooth transition from the classroom into the workforce.

For more information, contact Nicole Worley at 910-695-3772 or by email

US Kids Golf World Championships 2015

The Arc of Moore County has a unique fundraising and volunteer opportunity during the US Kids Golf Championship to be held in Moore County July 29-Aug. 1.


The Arc needs to supply 10 drivers each day of the tournament from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The drivers will be picking up golfers, caddies and family members from the Carolina Hotel and Holly Inn and getting them to the various golf courses they will play. Upon drop-offs, the drivers will return to the hotels to pick up and deliver more participants to golf courses. This will be the routine for the entire shift.


Volunteers will be driving new Honda vans. Each volunteer will receive a hat, T-shirt and lunch.


This event has the potential of raising up to $2,500 for The Arc, which is sorely needed! Please contact Wendy at 692-8272 immediately for more information if you are interested in helping us!



HealthMeet  Reassessments

The Arc will once again partner with St. Joseph of the Pines to provide health screening reassessments for our previous participants.  

With the use of the Mobile Screening Unit provided by St. Joseph of the Pines, we can schedule the assessments at one time and place.  

Volunteer nurses and community members will be asked to assist with this project which is tentatively scheduled for July 22. Participants will be able to compare the results from the previous screening and hopefully see favorable changes!

To read more about HealthMeet click here.
First In Families Clothes Drive

We may be in the middle of summer, but First In Families is already preparing for the requests from our families for school supplies and school clothes!  

We will be accepting donations of school uniforms and school aged students' clothing along with any school supplies at this time for distribution to our families before the new school year begins in late August.

Please contact Beverly Davis, Chapter Coordinator for First In Families of the Sandhills for more information at 692-8272 x225.

New Program Offered by The Arc and Lucky Seven Farm

Karen O'Hanley and her volunteers along with her wonderful ponies have graciously offered to provide the Personal Ponies program at her farm Lucky Seven, in Southern Pines.  During the first session in May and June, 3-4 participants attended each week for an hour or so to help with grooming and walking the ponies as well as learning about their care.

Holly, Casey, Fin and Mac belong to the Personal Ponies organization. Their mission is to provide companionship and happiness to children and adults who are differently abled in their community. Their size, kind manners and funny personalities make everyone they meet smile. They have been busy visiting the residents of Sanford Health & Rehab, Pinelake and Monarch. To learn more about the program,please visit the national Personal Ponies website at and also the local program on Facebook.

Please contact our office if you are interested in volunteering or if you know someone that would be interested in attending the next session which will start on July 21!

The King and Queen of the Prom, Jonathan McCrann and Emily Corr
Masquerade Under The Stars
Prom 2015!

A great time was had by all at the Annual Prom sponsored by Pinehurst Parks and Recreation, The Arc of Moore County and Sandhills Community College on Thursday, June 25 in the beautiful setting of The Fair Barn!  

Music was presented by DJ Almond Joy and dinner was prepared and served by Jordan's Catering for over 80 guests.  There was a photo booth available for guests to enjoy.

Thanks to everyone that attended and chaperoned. A special thanks go to Nicole Benbow and Ashley Hunt of Pinehurst Parks and Recreation for their special efforts to make this evening a great success!

Thanks for your Support!

We have a special thanks for Gwen Dettering, proprietor of The Village Wine Shop, for hosting a private wine tasting to help benefit The Arc. Please stop by sometime and thank her personally!

Also, please remember that we are still promoting our fundraiser through Go Fund Me.  If you have not visited the site yet, please click below and consider making a recurring donation of just $10 a month to help support our new activities! 

Coming Soon!

Watch for coming announcements for two special events coming later this year.  In November, we will be hosting a special performance by our Joyful Noise Choir.  The group will be performing a variety of selections including some Broadway musicals!  You won't want to miss this!!                                
Also, on December 19th, we will once again be presenting our ChristmasMovie Spectacular!  This has been a very popular event and we hope to make it bigger and better each year!                      
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