ARC's 7th Anniversary Open House will take place TH, April 27th from 10 AM - 12 PM
Location: ARC's Conference Room
Location: ARC's Dining Room
Runs through July 7th, 2023
ARC members and the public are invited to join ARC staff and the ARC Living Memorial Fund Board at the center for our Greenspace Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Tuesday, June 20th at 11 AM.
During the celebration, enjoy music and lawn games and grab a Hawaiian shaved ice treat for $4 from the Kona Ice Truck that will be serving on site. The ARC team looks forward to sharing in the excitement for the addition of this space to continue the growth of program offerings and to provide a safe, comfortable space to enjoy the outdoors in the company of friends.
We thank the many volunteers and donors who helped make our greenspace goals a reality. With your help, the ARC Living Memorial Fund has been able to raise and contribute over $75,000 to this project thus far. We especially thank the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation for awarding Normal Township the Go Green Frautschi/Bedell Grant to purchase plants to beautify the space, the Central Illinois Woodworkers Club for buiilding the raised garden beds, local contractor Larry Oleson for helping to design the raised garden beds, Bloomington Normal Community Bank for their generous donation of $1,000 toward the project, and Susan Kossman & Cindy Langrall for their vision, expertise, leadership, and labor in designing and implementing the landscaping throughout the space.
We look forward to celebrating and thanking you all in person, and we hope to see you there!
The 2023 Celebrate the Season Art & Craft Sale will take place Saturday, October 28th from 9 AM to 1 PM. Members interested in being a vendor may pick up vendor forms at the ARC front desk starting June 1st and no later than September 14th,
ARC would like to extend many thanks to the organizations who participated in sponsorship of ARC's first Moments to Remember Senior Prom. A huge thank you to our Lead Sponsor, Bloomington Normal Community Bank. Thank you to our photo sponsor, Synergy HomeCare, to Viva La Flora for working with us to provide carnations to attendees and to Don Shandrow with Humana for providing desserts. And of course thank you to all of the generous local businesses that donated door prizes to give away throughout the evening: TONY ROMA'S, DENNY'S DOUGHNUTS, HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS, PALS CAR WASH, COLLEGE HILLS MEAT SHOP, UNIVERSITY HOUSING SERVICES, ISU GOLF COURSE, A.B. HATCHERY & GARDEN CENTER, US BANK, CORTESE FOOT & ANKLE, TOBIN'S PIZZA, SHANNON'S FIVE STAR, ZIEBART, THE OLIVE BIN, EVERGREEN SENIOR LIVING, GREAT HARVEST BREAD CO., LUCY M CROFT, LMC FITNESS LLC
ARC & the ARC Living Memorial Fund would like to extend many thanks to the organizations who participated in sponsorship of the Hollywood Trivia Night on 3/9. A huge thank you to our Lead Sponsor, Bloomington Normal Community Bank. With your support, we were able to put all $5,711 dollars raised towards supporting ARC's programs and services. Thank you to our table sponsors: Phillips CPA's, Sarah Grammer - Normal Township Supervisor, United Healthcare, The Normalite Newspaper Group, Friends of Dan Brady and David Siebert - Candidate for County Board District 2. It means a lot to us that you were either able to participate yourself or allow for members who may not otherwise have been able to participate to join us for the fun and festivities. Thank you to Sherman's for helping us provide a 49" LG 4K TV as a raffle prize by giving us a great deal! Thank you to Budget Liquors for providing cash bar services! Thank you to Carol Grammer for providing support of the event through balloons and various other decorations. And thank you to the Normal CornBelters, Normal Theater, Community Players Theatre, Great Harvest Bread Company, and Normal Township Trustee, Sally Pyne for providing us tickets and and other prizes (Great Harvest-a wonderful bread box, and Sally-a Vera Bradley backpack and coffee & tea basket.) We are beyond pleased with the results of the Hollywood Trivia Night Fundraiser, and we couldn't have succeeded as we did without you.
The second annual ARC BBQ & A Brew 5K & 1-Mile Walk/Run + 1/4-Mile Youth Run took place Saturday, October 1, 2017 at the The Lake Road Inn and was a great success! We raised $3,547 for the ARC Living Memorial Fund. THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 SPONSORS Gold Medal- Fleet Feet Sports, Advocate BroMenn Health & Fitness Center Silver Medal- Health Alliance, The Vein Specialists, James Brown/Northwestern Mutual, Ritchie Law Office, Buffalo Wild Wings Bronze Medal- Evergreen Senior Living, Cortese Foot & Ankle Clinic, Milan Petro Organization, Synergy HomeCare, Crestwicke Country Club, Positive Training
The first annual trivia fundraiser at VFW Post 454 in Bloomington was a blast! Twelve teams pre-registered and one showed up to play the night of the event. After a competitive six rounds, Sam Quigle's team, Pickleball Bill's Aces came out on top! Participants also took part in a prize raffle and 50/50 drawing. In total, $1,338.00 was raised for the ARC Living Memorial Fund. Thank you to everyone who came out to play! We look forward to hosting trivia again in the future!
The first annual ARC BBQ & A Brew 5K & 1-Mile Walk/Run + 1/4-Mile Youth Run, sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports, 50+ News & Views and Heartland Community College, took place Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at the Corn Crib and was a great success! We raised $2,238.00 for the ARC Living Memorial Fund. THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 SPONSORS Gold Medal- Fleet Feet Sports, 50+ News & Views, Heartland Community College Silver Medal- Health Alliance, Evergreen Senior Living, The Vein Specialists, Phillips & Associates Bronze Medal- James Brown-Northwestern Mutual, Tarter Construction LLC., Oleson Construction Inc., CEFCU, Cook's Autobody, Prairieland Federal Credit Union, Smart Vet Mobile Veterinary Service, Athletico Physical Therapy.