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Thank you from Arc of Ottawa County

Jasmine Karshuk takes a practice swing at the Oak Harbor Golf Club

The Arc of Ottawa County ran a very successful summer camp again this year thanks to many wonderful people and organizations.  The Arc is a nationally recognized organization that serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  The Arc of Ottawa County operates a summer day camp for youth with disabilities. Twelve area youth participated in a variety of camp experiences this year.  

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Deb Cook, Camp Director, for her dedication to serving youth with disabilities through her tireless talents and ambition.  I would also like to thank all the camp assistants and youth mentors who most certainly made the camp experience a huge success.  Next, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the Ottawa County Community Foundation for selecting the Arc of Ottawa County as the recipient of a $2,000 grant for the second year in a row.  This grant money offsets the cost of field trips and OCTA transportation to all the field trips.  Campers traveled to several locations throughout Ottawa County.

I would like to thank local churches, organizations and individuals who made a difference in the lives of these youth by donating financially to the Arc of Ottawa County.  Last, I must thank the Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities for assisting families with a large portion of the camp fees over the years and for providing space for camp.  

We are a small organization comprised of parent volunteers.  Without all this generosity we would not be able to provide this valuable summer camp to youth who are so deserving of these experiences and opportunities. On behalf of all the members of the Arc of Ottawa County, “Thank you to everyone for making Arc Summer Camp a reality!”

Bobbi Beck

President, Arc of Ottawa County

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