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Arc honored former board members at annual Arc Angel Gala on December 3

On Friday, December 3, The Arc of Somerset County held its annual Arc Angel Gala, “A Lifetime of Opportunities” at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Far Hills, New Jersey.

The coveted Arc Angel Award was presented to Tom S. Brooks of AT&T for his longtime support of The Arc of Somerset County through volunteerism, board service, and philanthropy. Fred R. Patterson was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedicated and lifelong commitment to advocating for people with developmental disabilities.

Other award recipients included Bianca Caseiro and Vanessa Welsh. These seniors from Bridgewater-Raritan High School and Ridge High School each received the Angels Among Us Award for their volunteer work with the disability community. Finally, Brian O’Malley was the proud recipient of the Halo Award for his commitment and dedication to self-advocacy work that raises awareness about disability issues.

The hard work and dedication of the Arc Angel Gala Committee made the event possible. The 2010 Arc Angel Gala Committee members include: Eileen Bradbury, Carol Fanning, Pat Fox, Kristin Fanning Lees, Jeanette McCarthy, Carol Penn, Carole Simonse, and Maggie Sweeney.

Stay tuned for more information about the 2010 Arc Angel Gala.