The Arc of Atlantic County's Open House

January 26, 2006


On Thursday, January 26, 2006 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, The Arc of Atlantic County hosted an Open House to welcome friends, community partners, dignitaries and supporters to its new home at the Airport Commerce Center in Egg Harbor Township.


A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the official opening of The Arc's new office, followed by tours of the facility and staff presentations, hors d' oeuvres and wine, and a program to unveil the beautiful new donor wall in the main entrance of The Arc.   The program acknowledged generous friends and contributors to the newly established Facilities Fund and introduced four 'Arc Builders' whose " generosity, creative thinking and willingness to take a risk made the purchase of this building--along with all its potential—possible."  


Click here to see a list of individuals and companies who helped make the Open House a success.

Click here to see a list of contributors to our Facilities Fund.

Ribbon cutting ceremony

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony  View of the Airport Commerce Center, by Donna Connor  Ribbon-cutting closeup photo  Using giant scissors, the ribbon is cut marking the grand opening of the Airport Commerce Center.

Facility Tours, Friends and Staff

Brian Illencik and his wife   Friends gather in the Development Office   Pat Jones and Frank Unkle enjoy the event

Arc staff help in the multipurpose room, where guests enjoyed wine and cheese, live music and Arc artwork   Rosemarie Sprouls and Carol Costigan perform for Arc guests.   Ricky Gras and Ellen Moskowitz greet guests.

Laura Clements, Pat Beebe, Beth Ann Spiegel and Dee Berret in the Development Office   Ellen Moskowitz and Jim Penland share Ellen's artwork with guests  CPR Dummies are set up in The Arc's training room

Supportive Living Display Board  Weiler Group Home Display Board  Family Support Display Board

Program and Donor Wall Unveiling

Debbie and Gene welcome guests and acknowledge key supporters Anne Dillon, The Arc's Board Chair, addresses the audience   The crowd waits in earnest for the donor wall to be unveiled

Photo of the crowd   Volunteers get ready to unveil the donor wall  Waiting for the cue to unveil the wall

Unveiling the wall  Unveiling is almost complete!  Barry, Bert and Sofia are excited about their photographs being on the donor wall.

Bert and Barry celebrate the unveiling  Barry poses alone with his photograph on the donor wall Conor Dillon poses next to his photograph on the donor wall

 Sofia has her photo taken next to the wall.    Donna Buzby and Jill Lemon discuss the donor wall  Herb Hummel and Kevin McDonnell look over the program 

Herb Hummel, an Arc Board member, looks at the donor wall after the unveiling   The 'Arc Builders' gather for a photograph with Debbie Davies

Many thanks to Tom Briglia, Donna Connor and

Laura Clements for their contributions to our photo gallery!



For further information contact
The Arc of Atlantic County
6550 Delilah Road, Suite 101
Egg Harbor Township, N.J. 08234
609 485 0800 or send email The Arc at

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