Watonwan County, part of Arc Southwest, is very grateful to the United Way, the Community Chest, Knights of Columbus, United Fund and several townships, for the money raised each year to help people with disabilities and their families. ARC Southwest office in Fairmont 1-800-427-2895 c/o Lou Ann Erickson, welcomes all who would be members of ARC Southwest.
Another rose sale is being planned for April 5, in St. James, Madelia and Lewisville. More of the plans will be in the next month’s news.
The ARC Minnesota to which the Commissioner of Human Services, Lucinda Jesson, honored us with six other organizations from across the state, for outstanding contributions to human services. It was recognized for its work state wide housing access services.
A great friend of ARC Minnesota will be honored on Feb. 20, in Roseville. An attorney at the Minnesota Disability Law Center Anne Henry, is being thanked for her timeless work at the State Capitol, the major improvements she has helped attain in laws, regulations and programs that affect people of all disabilities. She has worked with the Disability Law Center in Mankato, and has touched lives in this area with her ability to show compassion and work for a cause.
In my last news report to the paper, I mentioned that an upcoming play called “Love Sweet Love” written by Wilbur Neushwander Frink from the Mankato ARC office has People First of New Ulm and the United We Sland Players, mostly all with disabilities took part. The musical play and talent show following was a great success, receiving hearty applause.