I like to watch TV every day and night before I go to bed. I like to sleep a lot on the weekend and on the days that I am off of work. I like to talk on the phone a lot. I like to take walks outside when the weather is sunny and warm.
I like going to lunch and dinner. I like spending time with my little nephew, Kolt, whenever he comes up to visit. I like going shopping at Walmart. I like going bowling with my friend, Janet Thomas. I like going to church with my friend Nadine on Sundays. I like spending time with my boyfriend and my neighbor whenever I can.
I like going on vacation. In July, I am going to Ocean City. I like to read a lot. I like to read Nancy Drew mysteries and romance novels. I like listening to music on my radio. I listen to ’80s music. Christopher Cross’ “Sailing.” is a favorite. I like him.
I am working at The Arc day program and I feel lucky. That’s because I am happy. I am learning CPR. I feel proud of myself. Because learning CPR is hard, but I am learning it. It’s a new skill. I feel like celebrating.
I am one of four people learning CPR. The other people in the class are Arc staff. My mom and dad will be happy to know that I am learning CPR. I am going out this weekend, and it will be fun.
Heather Manning is a great help here at The Arc. If you call during lunch, she is the pleasant person on the other end of the phone.
By Heather Manning
My Sister-in-law Erin’s baby shower was great! She got a lot of stuff for the baby’s room and bathroom. I had a great weekend with my nephew Kolt. He had a nice time at the baby shower. Erin’s friends were happy to see the baby at Erin’s baby shower on Saturday. We also had food to eat at the baby shower. On Saturday, after Erin opened her baby gifts for her baby Chad Thomas Zepp, we played bingo and we had to cross off the baby items that she got at the baby shower on Saturday.
I work at the day program at The Arc Carroll County. I have a lot of friends at The Arc. I have signed up to help stuff envelopes here at The Arc. I like to volunteer.
My best friend is Danielle Ogle. She is smart. I am waiting to learn CPR from her. I need the class so I can learn how to do it. I can help my friends and it’s good to know in case of an emergency. I like being helpful.
Heather is a great help here at The Arc, and would make a great employee for any Carroll County business.
By Heather Manning
I really like spring, because it’s the only season that I really like. I only like the color purple, because it’s the only color that I really like. I am really excited about coming to The Arc’s Annual Dinner on May 14, because I didn’t get to go all the other years.
I like to be with my friends. I am going with my friend, Janet Thomas. I haven’t decided what to wear yet. It depends on the weather.
We don’t normally post our news items on our blog, but we will make an exception in this case. Congrats to our Award Winners! You are making a difference in Carroll County and in people’s lives!
The Arc Announces Community Awards Winners
(Westminster, MD) April 5, 2013 — The Arc Carroll County announces the winners of its annual Community Awards. The awards will be presented at The Arc’s Annual Dinner and Community Awards on May 14, 2013 at Martin’s Westminster. Awards and winners include:
WAMM Special Appreciation Award –Amanda Morsell, Support Services, Hanover, Pa.
WAMM Special Appreciation Award – Eagle Riders F.O.E 2226, Littlestown, Pa.
Public Service Award – Westminster Police Chief Jeff Spaulding
Volunteer of the Year – Charlie Rachel, Mt. Airy
Employer of the Year – Chuck Edwards, GM Panera Bread, Westminster
Spirit of Independence Award – Erin Hutchison, Westminster
President’s Award – Norma Beam, Consumer Resource Administrator, Finksburg
Special Education Professional of the Year –Parr’s Ridge Elementary School team, Mt. Airy
Timothy J. Atkinson Award for Advocacy – Shaina Hill, Support Services, Westminster
The Annual Dinner and Community Awards are presented by W & W Auto and Tire Service. Tickets are $32 for Arc Carroll County clients, staff and members; $15 for children 12 and under; and $40 for all others. Tickets are available by contacting The Arc Carroll County at 410-848-4124 or firstname.lastname@example.org or can be ordered online at www.arccarroll.com.
The Arc Carroll County is one of about 700 chapters nationwide. The Arc Carroll County supports nearly 700 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through vocational, residential, educational and transportation programs and services. The organization is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in 12 program areas, which assures quality of services. For more information on The Arc Carroll County visit www.arccarroll.com or call 410-848-4124.