December at The Arc office is always a little sad. I work on all the data from the events throughout the year and see all the fun we had. We plan our budget and the events for the upcoming year. I do not get to see all your happy faces like I usually do each month. I spent some time organizing our pictures from 2016 and wanted to share a few with you as a year in review. We are going to call it “Ten Days of The Arc of Tippecanoe County 2016” Every day …starting today…I am going to post 7 pictures of a great event or program. If you were at the event, take a few moments a post what you liked best about it.

If you or someone you love enjoyed Arc Programming, please consider making a year end donation to The Arc of Tippecanoe County. We depend on donations to make these special events happen each month. You can donate on the tab above. We are also looking for volunteers to help with events and committees in 2017. We could not do our important work without the support of our membership and the Lafayette Community.

Thank you so much for a great year!!



On behalf of The Arc of Tippecanoe County’s Board of Directors and myself, I would like to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. Looking back over the year, The Arc has been blessed to have so many wonderful volunteers who help us to provide quality programs to our members. We are also blessed to have 500+ members who make up our “Arc family”. I am thankful for the opportunity to work with you and count you all among the blessing in my life.

Take care and Happy Thanksgiving.

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Adult Recreation’s Annual Holiday Dinner and Dance “The Snowflake Gala” is Friday, November 18th at the YWCA of Greater Lafayette. The following Volunteer opportunities are available:

3:30 to 5:00 Decorating in the gym and help with cooking
5:30 to 7:30 Help serving the meal
8:00 to 8:30 Clean up.

If you have any questions, please call Milissa at 476-3277 or email

Thanks for supporting The Arc of Tippecanoe County. We could not do this wonderful work without you!

The 2016 Adult Recreation Holiday Dinner and Dance will be Friday, November 18th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the YWCA located at 605 N. 6th Street. The Cost of admission for Adult Recreation Members is 2 cans of food to donate or $5. Staff, family members and friends cost is $10. Group discounts are available for providers who prepay. Contact Milissa for more information.

Seating is limited so make your reservation by Wednesday, November 16th by calling or emailing THE ARC of TIPPECANOE at or 476-3277. You can also pay online using the Donate tab at Those who do not RSVP or RSVP past the deadline will be seated after everyone who registered are seated up to 175 people. Registration begins at 5:45 p.m.

We also need volunteers to help make decorations/party favors before the event, help decorating the day of the event starting at 2:30 and help with serving/clean-up starting at 5:30 p.m. Volunteers receive free admission to the event. Contact Milissa at or text/call 476-3277.


Come join us from 4 to 8 today, Tuesday November 1st, at the Chipotle at 200 West State Street for a fundraiser for The Arc of Tippecanoe County’s Purdue Best Buddies Chapter. For more information contact 476-3277. Let’s all show up and support the “International Best Buddy Chapter of 2016”.