Union County Children Invited To Take Part In T-Shirt Contest

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CLARK — Children in grades 1 – 5 who reside in Union County are invited to submit their art work in The Arc’s first T-Shirt Design Contest.   The Arc of Union County is holding the design contest in conjunction with its Fifth Annual “Step Up for The Arc” on Saturday, Sept. 25.

This year’s event will be held at Oak Ridge Park in Clark and presents an opportunity for the Union County community to unite and increase public awareness of The Arc’s programs and services which benefit children and adults with developmental disabilities.   Also, the event serves as a fundraiser to support all of The Arc’s programs, which have been impacted by government budget cuts.

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The deadline for the contest is July 1.  This year’s theme is “Helping Others,” and the winning design will be featured on the 2010 “Step Up for The Arc” T-shirts which will be given to all event participants who raise $75 or more.  In addition, the top 3 designs will win savings bonds, generously provided by Provident Bank, the event’s Long Distance Sponsor.

Entries must be 8.5” by 11” and may be in color or black and white.  All original artwork must be accompanied by a parent’s consent, and should be sent to “Step Up for The Arc”, 52 Fadem Road, Springfield, NJ  07081

For more information, an application and parent permission slip, please visit http://www.arckohlerschool.org/events.html.

Aida Luz Colon-Liptak and Alexis Sosinksi, Family Team Co-Chairs said, “We are thrilled our children’s classmates will have the opportunity to help others by creating art around the theme ‘Helping Others,’ and are excited to help The Arc of Union County with its Fifth Annual ‘Step Up for The Arc.’”

Founded in 1949, The Arc of Union County is a nonprofit organization which serves over 1,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.  The Arc provides a wide array of programs and services enabling individuals with disabilities, and their families, to realize full, productive, and enhanced lives.  For more information about The Arc or to volunteer, contact Debbie Dreher at (973) 315-0060 or ddreher@arcunion.org.


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