The Arc's 9th Annual Silent Auction

Michael Park will be at the Yahnundasis Golf Club on April 25, 2009 to host the Arc Silent Auction. This marks the 9th consecutive year Park has donated his time as the Auction host.

Park is a native of the Finger Lakes and is married to Whitesboro native, Laurie Nowak, daughter of Anne Van Strander, Director of Community Development at The Arc. Park plays the character of Jack Snyder on “As the World Turns”, a popular weekday show on the CBS network. Park appeared in Repertory Theater and on Broadway, including the original cast of “Smokey Joe’s Café”. He was also in the revival of “Applause” at New York City Center.

The Silent Auction, Reverse Raffle, Wine Pull, Purse Pull and Basket Raffle will be held from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. followed by dancing to The Band Charlie from 10:00 p.m. - Midnight. The Band Charlie is donating their time on behalf of people with disabilities. Several theme baskets will be available for raffle and the evening offers silent auction items such as toys, art, sport items, jewelry, housewares and travel. Advanced sale tickets are $30 each or are available at the door for $40. Call 315.272.1533 or email comdev@thearcolc.org to purchase tickets or for more information. Reserved tickets are considered advanced sale. Tickets are also available for purchase on ticketderby.com.

The Auction is presented by the Friends of the Arc Foundation. Brenda Johnson and Daina Benette are co-chairs of the Auction Committee. The Foundation is the public education and fundraising arm of The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter. Money raised supports programs at The Arc such as CollegeWorks, StageWorks, Guardianship and Summer Day Camp. The Arc programs will directly benefit from your participation and your commitment to helping those with developmental disabilities in our community.

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