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The Arc of the Bay’s 4th Annual KOHL’S Charity Fashion Show will be held on Friday, September 18th at the Boardwalk Beach Resort. It’s an exciting time at The Arc of the Bay as we continue to expand our programming and offerings to the plus 275 individuals with Human Needs here in Bay and Gulf Counties in providing life and employment skills that allow them to lead a more productive and independent lifestyle. As we continue to advocate for INCLUSION for the individuals that we serve, we’re slowly tearing down that wall of division allowing more opportunities and possibilities for individuals with disabilities. There is still more work to be done…employment rates among people with disabilities are very, very low: Only 40 percent of adults with disabilities in their prime working years (ages 25-54) have a job, compared to 79 percent of all prime-age adults. Last year, we assisted in training and finding competitive and integrated employment for over 120 individuals with disabilities in Bay and Gulf Counties.
We would like to give you an idea of what to expect during this amazing event. You will be introduced to 30 individuals with “HUMAN NEEDS” as we are all “SPECIAL” as they will be strutting and showcasing the latest fashion trends from Kohl’s Department Store as they walk down the ‘catwalk’. At The Arc of the Bay, we teach Self-Advocacy, Self-Choice, Self-Determination and this wonderful event allows them the opportunity to do just that…EXPRESS THEMSELVES!! Each one looks forward in sharing with you THEIR PRIDE, THEIR PERSONALITY, and THEIR OWN PERSONAL STYLE…of WHO THEY ARE. The cheers, applause and tears of joy from our previous events are still echoing and remain with them, our staff and everyone who attends.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
Diamond Presenting Sponsors – Phoenix Construction & Mr. Rooter Plumbing
Rudy Red Carpet Sponsor – Mr. Rooter Plumbing
Décor Sponsors – Fyfe Foundation & Byrd Foundation
Bar Sponsor - Panhandle Engineering Inc.
Photo Booth Sponsor – Roussos Air Conditioning
Registration Sponsor – Mica Specialties
Virtual Silent Auction Sponsors – Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, Community Bank, and Marshall Brothers Construction & Engineering
Event Livestream Sponsor – GORGEOUS
Rehearsal Dinner Sponsors – Proper Fox and Beachy Beach Real Estate
Valet Sponsor – CareerSource Gulf Coast
Mr. Rooter Plumbing
Roussos Air Conditioning
BCC Waste Solutions
CPC Office Technologies
Dr. Shane & WPAP
A Superior Air Conditioning Company
Panama City News Herald
Marshall Brothers Construction & Engineering
Taziki's Mediterranean Café
CareerSource Gulf Coast
St. Joe Foundation
Inland Construction and Engineering
Atlas Portable Buildings
Beef O’Brady’s Lynn Haven
Bestway Portable Buildings
Brian Hess Attorney
Daystar Cleaning Inc.
Empire Pipe and Supply
Innovations Federal Credit Union
Forest Park Animal Hospital
The Norris Insurance Agency
Manual & Thompson, P.A.
Supreme Paper Supplies
Square Pegs Behavior Solutions
Custom Construction By Eric Orme Inc.
Special Thank You to:
Kathie & Jon Kern
Becky and Calvin Potts
Dermatology Specialists of FL
Bill Krizner, The Krizner Group
Aspire Financial Services
EVENT WILL BE EMCEED BY DR. SHANE FROM 92.5 WPAP