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About Town: Walk Honors Late Director

Minute Man Arc MARCH dedicated to the late Executive Director Marty Martini.

Hello and happy Tuesday. 

I trust you all had a wonderful long weekend and enjoyed all the patriotic festivities over the weekend. There sure were a lot of them, from the ball at the Armory to the cannonball firings and parade. We are very lucky to live in a community that cherishes history.

Many of us, not me, ran the Boston Marathon yesterday. Congratulations for quite an accomplishment and a special thank you to those, i.e. Cheryl Flynn, who ran for a cause.

Walk honors late director

, a Concord-based nonprofit that assists our friends with developmental disabilities and their families, is hosting another opportunity for us to raise money while exercising in the great outdoors. The proceeds from the walk are always vital for programming, however state budget cuts this year will seriously impact funding. Now, more than ever, support of the MARCH is needed to help ensure that quality services remain in place for our children, adults and families.

This year’s MARCH is dedicated to the late Executive Director Marty Martini, who passed away in January. His leadership and steadfast commitment to Minute Man Arc touched and enriched many lives. 

The MARCH is  Saturday, May 5. This fun-filled community event helps raise much-needed funds to support more than 1,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families in Concord and surrounding towns.

The MARCH will be held at the agency center at 130 C Baker Avenue Extension, Concord from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Participants can walk one, two or three miles through West Concord and then returns to Baker Avenue for a colorful celebration with games, prizes, food, music and entertainment for the whole family.

Minute Man Arc’s programs include Early Intervention for infants and toddlers; Family Service Recreation for children and adults; employment, residential and day habilitation services for adults.

Please join 400 families, friends and sponsors on Saturday, May 5 who come together each year, sustaining the critical work of Minute Man Arc. To sponsor a walker, visit www.minutemanarc.org. To setup your own fundraising page, go to www.firstgiving.com/MinutemanArc and click on the Start Fundraising button.

That’s it ‘til Tuesday ...

Is there something you’d like to share? Contact Stefanie Cloutier at stefanieac@comcast.net or me, at mcb23@comcast.net, and we will be happy to help you spread the word. 

And follow us on Twitter: Stefanie is @stefanie3131 and I am @cosmo1162.


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