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"Webster Bank is committed to living up to the communities we serve," said Ann Meade, Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at Webster Bank. We do this in part by supporting the Arc of Greater Plymouth, an organization that provides critical support for our developmentally challenged neighbors and their families. The people of Arc are true heroes in our community and we are honored to partner with them."
Ann Meade,
SVP Webster Bank
"Like the Arc of Greater Plymouth, Rockland Federal Credit Union is committed to making an impact in our local communities. Most recently we participated in the Trik or Trot 5K. It was inspiring to see the hard work of the Arc employees and volunteers coming together to present such a family-friendly, community-focused event. This is just one example of why we are proud to support such a dynamic organization."
Stephanie Cote
VP-Marketing, Rockland Federal Credit Union
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July 2016 
Athena's Job
Athena Perry on the job!
Athena and Exec Bakery Chef Kasey B.
The Bakery is a lot more sunny on Fridays" says Executive Bakery Chef Kasey Bishoff. That is the day that Athena Perry comes to work her 12noon to 3PM shift. A graduate of Pembroke High School Transition Program, led by 2016 Inspired Teacher Grant recipient Maria Husted, Athena has been with Archways Employment service for three years. During that time she attended Culinary Classes at Cape Cod Community College where she also worked part time at their Seashore Café gaining valuable retail skills.

  "The Bakery keeps me very busy," says Athena, "with lots of different jobs. I really like cleaning and making sure things are sanitized." Then with her signature gorgeous grin she adds, "I'm the best greeter!"  Many customers will verify that as fact.  "We have a group of Athena Fans that only shop on Fridays" says Kasey.

During the rest of the week Athena attends classes at Archways with her favorite being learning about different countries. "I like Math Mondays because I want to learn more math," she says with a grin, " but it is not my favorite." When asked what she would like us to quote for this article, she lit up with her sunniest smile and said "The Bakery is Awesome!" 

For Goodness Cakes Bakeshop was voted the #1 Bakery in Carver and #3 for the Region in the Readers Choice Awards 2016!!  Visit For Goodness Cakes at 128 Main Street in Carver!

Recognition Night 
Congratulations to Ann Marie Happnie Employee of the Year
Executive Director Mary Valachovic_ Board Vice-President Pat Cosgrove_ Rep. Matt Muratore and Board Member Leann
Executive Director Mary Valachovic Board Vice-President Pat Cosgrove Rep. Matt Muratore and Board Member Leann  DiDomenico
Congratulations to Marie Saldi, Self-Advocate of the Year
Congratulations to Marie Saldi
Self-Advocate of the Year
Congratulations to Tracy Tsina_ Caregiver of the Year
Congratulations to Tracy Tsina Caregiver of the Year
Mary Ojala, Volunteer of the Year receives a House Citation from Rep. Matt Muratore 
Senior Scholarship winner Allison Knight
Senior Scholarship winner Allison Knight
Teacher grant winner Donna Tresca
Teacher grant winner Donna Tresca
Board member Adam Hill and Mae McNamara
Board member Adam Hill and Mae McNamara
The Arc of Greater Plymouth celebrated community partners, volunteers, self -advocates, employees, teachers and students at the Annual Board of Directors Recognition Event on June 16th at the Plymouth Yacht Club. The mission of The Arc of Greater Plymouth is to provide services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Pat Cosgrove, Vice-President of the Board of Directors addressed the gathering thanking the community, awardees and staff members for their commitment to the Arc's mission.
Recipients of the Recognition Awards include Principals Patty Fry and Jim Hanna of Plymouth South High school for their continuous support of life skill classes for our individuals; Steven Bradbury for his assistance in our Adult Family Care and Shared Living programs; Judy Kirschner-Baines for volunteering at our Food Pantry program at Algonquin Heights; Mary Ojala for volunteering in our Buddy Ball/Softball program; Tracy Tsina received the Caregiver of the Year award; Marie Saldi received the Self-advocate award for her work on accessible playgrounds and Ann Marie Happnie received the Employee of the Year.

Teachers Mary Grazzola (Silver Lake Regional) Maria Husted (Pembroke) and Donna Tresca (Kingston Elementary) received grants from the Arc of Greater Plymouth for "Building Inclusion" in their classrooms and spoke of their various projects. Hanover High school senior Ally Knight who received a "Building Community" scholarship from the Arc was also honored.

A special thanks to Rep. Matt Muratore for attending the event and presenting Citations from the Massachusetts House of Representatives to our volunteers and community partners.

Buddy Ball /Adult Softball 2016 a Great Season!
The Arc of Greater Plymouth's Buddy Ball and Adult Softball program has been going strong for over 10 years. In partnership with Duxbury Youth Baseball, the 2016 season was a great success as the photos below beautifully illustrate. The group of enthusiastic, loyal volunteers from Duxbury, Sacred Heart, Plymouth South and Silver Lake High Schools ,plus many family members make all the difference. The Arc extends a hearty thank you for all their time and effort. 

Archways Self Advocates and Arc Staff attended the United Way of Greater Plymouth County Luncheon in June.