50 years ago in 1973, The Arc Nature Coast was founded by a small group of people concerned with the lack of opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. On Friday, June 16, The Arc Nature Coast will be holding a celebration in honor of these past 50 years service in both Hernando and Pasco counties. There will also be a dedication ceremony to mark the construction of a new Life Skills Center at their Neff Lake Road location.
The dedication ceremony will take place from 8:30 am to 9:30 am, followed by food, games and entertainment taking place through 2 pm. The event will take place at 5283 Neff Lake Road, Brooksville, FL 34601.
“We could not be more excited to celebrate our history, our success and all of the incredible accomplishments achieved thanks to our volunteers, employees, partners and the local community,” said Nancy Stubbs, development director for The Arc Nature Coast.
Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson and Senator Blaise Ingoglia, CEO Mark Barry and Teri Nichols, The Arc Nature Coast board president and a parent of an individual served by The Arc, will acknowledge supporters and volunteers who helped The Arc Nature Coast achieve the goal of a new center.
“We plan to have all the five-day program participants attend at their normal program hours from 9 am through 2 pm, and we will have games and activities for them and their families, as well as supporters who wish to attend, said Nancy. “CEMEX will be volunteering to grill for the program participants.” The Arc Nature Coast serves more than 280 individuals with disabilities and their families in Hernando and Pasco Counties. For more information, call 727-619-0700.