Thank you Capitol Steps Sponsors

Thank you to all of these wonderful Carroll County businesses for sponsoring The Capitol Steps, The Arc Carroll County’s signature fundraising event.

The Capitol Steps is a great show for a great cause. If you would like to join us this year as a sponsor, please contact Sharon Smith at 410-848-4124 ext. 146, or

Thanks to all our 2014 Capitol Steps Sponsors

Have a good laugh, see a great show, support The Arc!

The Arc Carroll County will host an evening with The Capitol Steps on Saturday, October 11th, at Winters Mill High School in Westminster, MD.

The Capitol Steps show has become an Arc Carroll County tradition. We have been hosting the event for more than a decade and it is The Arc’s signature fundraising event.

If you have never seen The Capitol Steps before, come check them out. The Steps are a Washington D.C.-based comedy group made up of former Capitol Hill staffers. If you like Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart or Saturday Night Live, you will like The Capitol Steps. They make light of our politics through song and skits. What better way to get ready for the upcoming general election, then to come out and laugh with us on Oct. 11th?

Tickets are $25 and are on sale now at, or by calling 410-848-4124 ext. 146. You can also visit The Carroll Arts Center at 91 S. Main Street in Westminster or any branch of The Carroll County library system.

Sponsorship opportunities also are still available. Sponsorships include: VIP tickets to the show; an ad in our program book, listing on our multimedia presentation before the show; listing on our website and other social media sites and a thank you in our e-newsletter. A sponsorship also is tax deductible.

Laugh, market your business, enjoy the show, support The Arc. It’s a win, win, win, win. See you at The Steps!

A special blend for a great cause

ARCBLENDA few months ago, several people who come to our day program gathered around our conference table to taste different blends of coffee produced by Furnace Hills Coffee Company.

Dave Baldwin, who runs the business with his daughter Erin, handed out samples. He told our folks the story behind the flavors they were tasting and the farmers who grew the different beans that went into the blends. We were all fascinated by what Dave had to say.

Our tasters sampled many blends and selected three different roasts, which are now known as The Arc Blends. They include a medium roast, a dark roast and a Decaf blend. They are now available at The Arc and can be purchased directly through Furnace Hills’ website. The coffee sells for $14 per pound.

All proceeds benefit our capital campaign to renovate our building. When you buy a pound of The Arc blends you are not just helping The Arc, you are helping to support Furnace Hills.

Furnace Hills is a specialty roasting company in Westminster that is owned by Erin Baldwin who has Down syndrome. The roasting company also employs other people in our community who have special needs. We could not think of a more perfect partnership for The Arc. It helps, too, that the coffee is very, very good. Please contact Sharon Smith at, or 410-848-4124 ext. 146 if you would like a bag or more information.