2011 Annual Banquet and 30 Year Celebration

2011 Annual Banquet and 30 Year Celebration

Annual Awards Banquet & 30th Anniversary

Great things happen to good people and The Arc North Florida is full of good people. This past week over 250 people gathered for the Annual Awards Banquet and to celebrate the 30 year anniversary. As guests arrived and walked through the doors, they emerged on Treasure Island, where pirates and island natives socialized. Current and past board members and directors enjoyed the time line video showing how they were the foundation building blocks to where we are today. Nominated awards went to well deserving individuals.

Individuals from each Adult Day Training Center were nominated for awards showing the great strides towards reaching their personal goals and increasing their self-advocacy. The Winners of these awards were:
Suwannee County First Mate – Angie Armstead of Live Oak, FL
Hamilton County First Mate – Ciera Sowell of Jasper, FL
Baker County First mate – Bobby Crook of Macclenny, FL

The individual that has made great advances in self-advocacy in independence and community living.
The Freedom Award - Danny Miley
Captain of the Arc, Outstanding Direct Care Staff – Terrisina Reed of Macclenny, FL
Top Notch Crew, Community Supporter of the Year – McCully Farm and Family of Jasper, FL
Greatest Landlubber, Volunteer of the Year – Charlene Wallace of Live Oak, FL
Supporting Media Outlet– Tami Stevenson, Suwannee Valley Times of Live Oak, FL
Quartermaster of the Year, Leadership in Fundraising – Bobby Steele, Walmart Distribution Center in Macclenny, FL
The Arc North Florida Board Member of the year – Cliff Adams of Jasper, FL
President’s Award – Janet Sampson of Live Oak, FL