The Direct Services Committee and Social Program Members introduced a new fundraiser this year…handmade 2018 Calendars featuring pictures from social program events. These calendars were assembled by Arc members and each one is personally signed. They are a great size for your briefcase or purse. The cost is $10 if purchased at the Holiday Dinner and Dance or other Arc event. You can also purchase them online using our Donate tab. The cost online is $12 to cover the cost of shipping. For more information contact Milissa at 765-476-3277 or We have 70 calendars left!

These are just a few of the featured photos. More pictures available on Facebook.

Come join The Tippy Arc and celebrate fall with an old-fashioned outdoor carnival at the Brown Pavilions at Columbian Park. We will have carnival games including Strong Man, Fishing Pond, Face Painting, Ring Toss and more. We will have hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, baked goods, chips and drinks in our food pavilion. We will have a DJ playing music in the big pavilion with a dance contest judged by PU students with prizes. At 12:30 we will have our annual costume contest for Adult Recreation and our Kids Programs. The contest categories will be most creative, scariest and funniest costumes for with winners receiving a framed certificate and a treat bag. We will have one child and one adult winner in each of the categories. We will have a raffle that features several great prizes from Bennett’s Greenhouse, Cupcakes, Men’s Warehouse and several businesses. We will award raffle prizes starting at 1:00. You must be present to win.

The event will wrap up with Trunk or Treat with treats provided by the Tippy Arc Board of Directors at 1:45 pm.

Proceeds from this event will support our social programs including Adult Recreation, Aktion Club, Self-Advocates, Super Star Social Club, SPARKS on the Go and the Holiday Dinner Dance. Several of our clubs have state or national dues to pay each year and their game booths will help raise these funds.Arctoberfest- MLO We will also donate part of the proceeds to the Greater Lafayette United Way 2018 Campaign which supports The Arc of Tippecanoe County and other non-profit agencies in our community.

We are looking for volunteers to help with game booths, ticket sales and the food booth. We also need donation of baked goods the day of the event. For more information contact Milissa at 765-476-3277 or

The Arc of Tippecanoe County is pleased to announce a new annual Fundraiser….Arctober Fest! Come join the Tippy Arc and celebrate fall with an old-fashioned outdoor carnival featuring carnival games with prizes hosted by the Arc social programs, a DJ, dance contest, costume contest, food, prizes and ending with Trunk or Treat hosted by The Arc Board of Directors. This event will be Saturday, October 28th from 11 to 2 pm at the Brown Shelter 1 and 2 at Columbian Park. Tickets for games and food will be available at the event.

This event is open to the public. Please share this information with your friends and family. Proceeds benefit the social programs and our 2018 United Way Campaign.

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Adult Recreation is hosting their first Mystery Dinner on Friday, September 29th from 6 to 8 pm at the YWCA. It will feature a spaghetti dinner with all the trimmings and a mystery play. After the play you can follow the clues to solve the mystery. We will have prizes for the top finishers. The cost of the event is $7. Only those who pay to participate will be eligible for prizes. RSVP or for those without email access 765-476-3277 by September 27th. No late RSVP’s please due to food ordering.

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The Arc of Tippecanoe County is very pleased to announce our first SPARKS on the GO Trip for 2017!! We will be going to Prophetstown State Park’s Aquatic Center on Saturday, August 19th from 11 to 4 pm. We will provide bus transportation from our office at the Salem Street IU Arnett Clinic located at 1300 Salem Street. The bus will leave at 10:45 am for Prophetstown and return for drop off at 4:20 pm. The is $5.00 per person for families 2 to 3, $15 for a family of 4 and $20 for families of 4 or more. Please bring towels, sunscreen and a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided for lunch outside the Aquatic Center. If you prefer to drive yourself, you will be charged an $8 gate fee in addition to the cost of the water park. Scholarships are available. We are limited to forty people for this event so RSVP soon to reserve your spot. RSVP with child’s name and number of people attending to by August 18th. If you have questions please contact Jesse Saylor at or Milissa O’Hern at  or 765-476-3277.

Just a few reminders:

SPARKS on the GO is for children with intellectual or developmental disabilities ages 5 to 17 and their families. This is a family program so all children must be accompanied by an adult. Siblings are encouraged to attend.

SPARKS on the GO will have three more trips in 2017- Indianapolis elopmental disabilities from ages 5 to 17 and their families. This is a family event so children must be accompanied by an adult. Zoo and Prophetstown Fall Fun Festival are in the works. We are asking SPARKS on the GO families to help choose the last trip. Please let us know if you have any suggestions. We are limited to 60 miles outside of Tippecanoe County and one Bus.

All SPARKS on the Go trips will have scholarships available based on financial needs and the number of requests. Requests will be processed on a first come first serve basis.

Please feel free to share this information with anyone you know that might benefit from this program.

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