Open house planned for The Arc’s executive director

Published 8:38 am Monday, March 3, 2014

By Jamey Helgeson

The Arc of Mower County

Friday marks Dawn Helgeson’s 25th Anniversary of working at The Arc Mower County.

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Dawn started in 1989, working as the bookkeeper/office manager and in 1995 became the executive director.

Join us on from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at The Arc Mower County to celebrate with Dawn. Light refreshments will be served.

19th annual Rose Sale

Sale date for the 19th annual Rose Sale is now through March 14. Pick-up and delivery date is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April.

Let someone know that you care and support the work of The Arc Mower County by supporting our annual rose sale.

You can place your order at All proceeds benefit children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Down syndrome, Cerebral palsy, Autism and Epilepsy.

One in 10 families have a member with a disability. Your participation in Arc’s rose sale provides critical funding for programs and services.

4th Annual Taste of Mower County

Enjoy unlimited tastings of signature offerings from Mower County’s finest chefs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 at Austin’s Holiday Inn.

Call The Arc at 507-433-8994 to purchase tickets, become a sponsor or to donate an item for the live and silent auction or visit

Spread the Word to End the Word

Help The Arc Spread the Word to End the Word.

We invite you to be a fan of respect and join us in an on-going campaign to stop the use of the R-word.

More than 416,000 people have pledged their support online since the campaign launched in 2009 and we hope you can join us by making your pledge to end the use of the R-word.

Visit and take the pledge and pass this message along to all your friends so together we can create communities of acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Jamey Helgeson is the Program Director at The Arc Mower County and can be reached at or by calling 507-433-8994, Extension 102. You can also visit our website ( and follow us on Facebook (