Program spotlight: Vacations

Published 11:11 am Saturday, March 24, 2018

Starting in 2008, The Arc Mower County started offering a five-day vacation in the fall to Brindley’s Harbor Resort on Leech Lake in northern Minnesota.

In 2012, The Arc started offering three, five-day vacations in the spring to different places including:  Duluth, Milwaukee, Omaha, Green Bay, Twin Cities and the Quad Cities. A group of eight and three chaperones will be visiting the Wisconsin Dells in June 2018 for threedays.

We will be taking a group to Rapid City, South Dakota in 2019 for five days.  Learn more at

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23rd Annual Rose Sale – Where Promise Lives, Hope Blossoms

Sale Dates:  Feb. 19 – March 30

Pick-up and delivery day:  Tuesday, April 17. Roses can be picked-up between 10 a.m. and p.m. Roses will be delivered between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Let someone know that you care and support the work of The Arc Mower County by supporting our annual rose sale.  All proceeds from The sale benefit children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities including down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism and epilepsy.  One in 10 families has a member with a disability. Your participation provides critical funding for programs and services.

Any level of support is appreciated. Here are a few suggestions:

At your work — coordinate a pre-sale rose sale. You can pre-sell roses by  emailing your co-workers and encouraging them to order. Call The Arc with a group rose order and the roses can be delivered to your office!

In your neighborhood — ask your neighbors, friends and family to order roses.

Brighten someone’s day — order roses to give to your customers or employees to show how much you appreciate them.

Volunteer — Rose Sale coordinators are needed throughout Austin and the surrounding communities to coordinate rose sales at local churches, businesses, etc.

In school – School groups can sell individual roses to support their peers that attend activities.

Volunteers are needed to help with pick-up and delivery day. Register to volunteer by emailing

Order forms are available at

Upcoming Events

•Mower County Special Olympics Track and Field -— April 2-May 21 from 5:45-7:15 p.m. at the Wescott Field Track.

•Engineer-It Adventure Club — Wednesday, April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16 and 23.  Learn more at

View the complete activity calendar at