Events

The Arc Stevens County holds two fund-raising events each year – a Spring Rose sale and a Noon Luncheon / Bake Sale. Local community members and groups participate with crafts and bake sale items.

Regional Fitness Center memberships (University of Minnesota – Morris) and summer camp scholarships for The Arc Stevens County members are funded by these events.

Other events include a spring picnic for members, staff and families; and a Christmas program presented by the non–denominational religion classes with a party following.

Dates and/or results for 2017 events are as follows:

(Click on an event heading to see a photo gallery from previous years).

    • Rose Sale –
    • 2017 Rose Sale
    • Arc Stevens County’s 20th annual Rose Sale was held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. This year we used the DAC Carwash Garage as our headquarters for distributing roses, which means we enjoyed controlled heat, plenty of space, clean, and limited sunlight.
    • Total results were:

      Income

      610 dozen roses
      $12,273.00

      Expenses

      Roses
      $5,300.90
      Advertising 325.00
      Delivery Expense TBA
      Total TBA
      • Net Profit: Approx. $6,500
      • We are grateful to the volunteers who helped deliver the roses so efficiently.
      • They include:
        • Chuck Spohr
        • Liz Spohr
        • Cheryl Higgins
        • Millie Tschetter
        • Paul Bankord
        • Kelly Schmidgall
        • Carole Johnson
        • Dennis Johnson
        • Steve VanKampen and
        • Liz Harris
      • Nicole Wenz, a D.A.C. staff member, coordinated the sales staff at Willie’s Supervalu. Margaret Kearnes assisted at the garage, and Verna Zeiher tabulated all the income.
      • A total of 610 dozen roses were sold again this year. We don’t have the figures for the delivery cost yet, but the total income should be around $6,500.
      • Proceeds from the Rose Sale go toward RFC memberships and/or summer camperships up to $200 per client. In 2017, 47 people received RFC Memberships and/or trip reimbursements for a total of $8,281.00.
      • Thank you to everyone who assisted with the Rose Sale and a huge thank you to Mark and Michelle Raths who do such a superb job of coordinating the sale.
      • Spring Picnic –
      • The Arc Stevens County’s Spring picnic is a celebration for our clients, staff, members and families, followed by our Arc Stevens County board meeting. It is held on the first Monday in May each year.
      • Our 2017 Spring Picnic was held on May 1st.
      • To get an idea of how much fun we have, check out our picnic gallery to view photos from a previous years’ picnic.
      • Noon Luncheon/Bake Sale –
      • 2017 Noon Luncheon/Bake Sale Results
      • Arc Stevens County’s annual Fall Noon Luncheon/Bake Sale was held Wednesday, October 18th, 2017, at the American Legion in Morris. Arc Stevens County is grateful to all of the contributors, helpers, and attendees.

      Total results were:

      Income

      Meals and Donations
      $2,191.00
      Bake Sale and Donations 3,040.00
      Quilt Raffle 208.00
      Car Wash 103.00
      Total $5,542.00

      Expenses

      Groceries (Willie's)
      $135.53
      Morris Trib./Hancock Record 70.70
      Chokio Review 26.40
      Legion 75.00
      Total $307.63
      • Net Profit: $5,234.37
      • A huge thank you to the women of the Apostolic Christian Churches for coordinating the Bake Sale and to Verna Zeiher for coordinating the Noon Luncheon. Thank you, too, to all of the volunteers who worked so hard pricing and placing donations, as well as those who worked setting up and taking down the dining room and kitchen. This is truly a community effort.
      • The winners of the quilt and car wash will be mentioned in the next newsletter.
      • The proceeds from this event go directly to people with developmental disabilities living in Stevens County in the form of Regional Fitness Center memberships and/or summer camperships/trips. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.
      • The 2018 Noon Luncheon/Bake Sale will be held on October 17, 2018. We hope to see you there!
      • Christmas Program
      • The Arc Stevens County Christmas Program for 2017 was held on Sunday, December 3rd at the Assumption Church in Morris. The program featured a Christmas Pageant and familiar carols. Community members, parents, staff and friends were in attendance. Lunch was served by the Swan Lake 4-H club following the program.
      • This event is open to the public.