Sibley’s Christmas Adventure debuts from Don Alhart

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Before WHAM-TV, Channel 13 anchor Don Alhart rushed out to do the 11 p.m. news on October 3, he spent the evening with us at The Arc of Monroe’s annual celebration, A Toast to the Arc. We were thrilled to help him launch his first children’s book, “Sibley’s Christmas Adventure,” wonderfully illustrated by Doug Hoyt. Join “Sibley,” the mouse on a magical Christmas adventure set in Sibley’s Toyland in downtown Rochester. “Downtown Rochester was a special place during the holidays, and the fourth floor toy department at Sibley’s was the center of the universe for me.” All sales from Sibley’s …

A Toast to the Arc – Celebrating our Honorees


A Toast to the Arc Celebration In early October, the Arc Foundation of Monroe held its fifth annual A Toast to The Arc! This Toast was unlike any other, full of many colors! Emcees Sandy Waters and Scott Spezzano from 98.9 The Buzz emceed the night, live streaming the event from six different venues across the ROC including Penfield Country Club, Locust Hill Country Club, Glendoveers, OFC Creations, Brook-Lea Country Club and Oak Hill Country Club. Venues were kept to a max of 50 people, and we toasted The Arc from a distance! Carol DeMoulin kicked off the event with …

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Board member influenced by sister and friend


My inspiration for getting involved with the Arc Foundation’s Board of Directors came from my desire to grow my professional network and get more involved in the community.  I didn’t know much about the Arc of Monroe but I had experience with close family and friends who had disabilities.  As an adult, my sister became disabled with mental illness.  My childhood influences were the many neighbors who were our family’s friends.   Particularly, the family next door had a daughter with a disability who was my age.  From an early age I became aware of the struggles and difficulties that face …