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Red Rose Productions Hosts Talent Show

 

Schoharie ARC Awarded $15,000 in Grants from NYSARC Trust Services

To support guardianship and new recreational opportunities for people with disabilities in Schoharie County

Schoharie ARC, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Schoharie County, has been awarded $15,000 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support Schoharie ARC’s guardianship* and recreation programs.

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NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts (SNT) that can make dramatic improvements to the lives of people with disabilities while enabling individuals to maintain eligibility for public benefits programs, such as Medicaid and SSI. For 2017, NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $2,793,500 in grants to NYSARC Chapters statewide.

This year, Schoharie ARC received $5000 to provide guardianship services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who would not otherwise have a legal guardian or advocate.

NYSARC Trust Services also awarded Schoharie ARC $10,000 to develop new recreational opportunities to enrich the lives of the more than 300 members it serves. Schoharie ARC plans to use the recreation grant funds to support the Wellness Together Initiatives focused at helping people supported by the ARC and their support staff to live healthier lives and the Red Rose Project which provides inclusive opportunities for artistic expression through a variety of arts programs hosted by the Schoharie ARC.

Delcoro Takes His Art on The Road

Jonathan Delcoro was an exhibitor at the Warren, Washington, Albany County ARC Craft Show over the weekend. Jonathan sold 20 of his original paintings, made new friends and accepted a few offers to participate in more craft fairs as a result of his participation.

2017 Cooking with Love Raises $20,000

The Schoharie County ARC Foundation hosted the 6th Annual Cooking with Love benefit, a culinary event where the men do the cooking and the serving in early November at the Settles Hill Banquet Center (Tree Farm) in Altamont, NY. Over 30 chefs were be present to serve a variety of homemade dishes including: Ratatouille, Potatoes and Ham AuGratin, Brazillian Rice, Eggplant Parmesan, Loaded Baked Potato Soup, Thanksgiving in a Bite, Hawaiian sliders, Beef Wellington, Pork tenderloin, Calamari Marinara, and Baked Salmon to name only a few.  

The event was held at Settle’s  Hill and Banquet Center in Altamont and featured savory dishes prepared by the local celebrity chefs including: Fr. Tom Berardi, Darren Bratcher, Michael Brooks, Bill Brynda, Joe Crua, Alfred D’Alauro, Mario and Martin Diaz (serving desserts prepared by former Tory Tavern owner, Ralph Buess), Dave DiNicola, Steve Fancher, Floyd Guernsey, III, Ron Marsh, Paul Miles-Matthias, Eugene Nachamkin, Rich O’Connor and Stephen Ramos, Ryan Peterson (Wten’s on air morning anchor), Tom Quinn, Zachary Reinhart, Larry Stanley, Chris Stauble, Ron Stevens, Harry Strole, Brian Tetlak, Devin Tetlak, Steve Weinhofer, and Michael Willman.

The chefs were competing to win the ‘Golden Oven Mitt’ Award for most tips in their tip jars. Nearly 200 dinner guests sampled the offerings and tipped their favorite chef(s).  This year, Thomas Quinn, knocked out the reigning champion, Stephen Weinhofer, raising over $2500 in tips to benefit the Schoharie ARC. Eugene Nachamkin and Brian Hayes respectively took 2nd and 3rd place in this category. A new award, ‘the Silver Spoon’ was added to this year’s festivities recognizing the crowd’s votes for favorite dish. Taking home this first-ever award was Father Tom Berardi with ‘Father Tom’s Heavenly Comfort Meatloaf.’  Patrick DelRosario served as emcee for the event.

The event raised $20,000 and all proceeds benefited the Schoharie County ARC Foundation,

 

Schoharie ARC's Annual Report Available

Schoharie ARC's Annual Report is available for viewing by clicking this link: /arc/assets/File/ARC2016AnnualReport-FINAL-WebUpload.pdf

 

 

Celebrating 40 Years of Service

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On June 29, we celebrated Donna Wilson's retirement after 40 years of faithful service to the Schoharie ARC and the people we support.

As a Bus Driver, Donna has driven millions of miles and supported people throughout her career in this single capacity. She has developed loving, caring relationships with some of our most challenging, some of our quietest, and some of our most outgoing individuals. She has grown along with them in their abilities, their new homes, their arrivals..., and moves, and even their decline in health and stamina. As a Bus Driver, she has had the pleasure and the pain of being the first or last sounding board for thousands of people as they start or end their days at the Arc. She has worked with three Executive Directors and numerous supervisors, endearing herself to each with her compassion, her wit, and her loyalty to this organization. Thank you for 40 years of service, Donna. You will be missed.

 

Schoharie ARC Foundation Sponsors Jean Emerson Scholarship

To apply, please complete application and mail with requirements to: Jean Emerson Scholarship, c/o Schoharie County ARC, PO Box 307, Schoharie NY 12157.

You can download and print the fillable pdf application (save the documents to your computer before emailing) by clicking here: /arc/assets/File/Scholarship Brochure 2017- fillable.pdf.

Completed applications and accompanying materials can be emailed to: truise@schohariearc.org