Welcome To :

The Arc of South Talladega County

1974

The South Talladega County Association for Retarded Citizens (The A.R.C.) was formed by a group of concerned citizens.
The initial role of The A.R.C. was that of advocacy.

1975

The A.R.C. provided matching funds, $12,500.00 to Cheaha Mental Health Center (CHMC) to operate this program.
A fund raiser, Sunshine Saturday, began as a means of raising the matching funds for this program.  Sunshine Saturday became a tradition in Sylacauga.

 

1978

The A.R.C. started a 3-day a week adult program.  This program concentrated on crafts, recreation  and self-help activities.  It was run by volunteers
The A.R.C. began receiving funds from The City of Sylacauga.

1980

The adult program became a work/activity center and was certified by the Department of Labor as a sheltered workshop.

1984

The A.R.C. began receiving funds from the Special Education Trust Fund.

1992

The A.R.C. began receiving an annual allocation of $25,000.00 from the county Tobacco Tax.

1994

A Federal Transit Grant, Section 16, was submitted and we were awarded a 21-passenger, handicapped accessible bus.  1995

1996

The CDBG, $250,000.00, was awarded to The City for the sole purpose of constructing a new Arc facility
The Arc applied for its second Federal Transit Grant for a 15-passenger bus.

1998

We moved into our new building in June.

1999

A Fund Raising Coordinator was hired.

2000

We celebrated our 25th and final Sunshine Saturday.

2004

The Arc partnered with VSA Arts of Alabama to establish an art program.

2005

The first ArtPartners Live  Auction was held in October.  This event showcased collaborative artwork created by an Arc emerging artist and a local artist.

2006

The Arc received the state Alex Ziring Award for innovation programming and Membership Award for Region V.

2007

State Membership Award for Region V.
The inclusive performance of The Wizard of Oz by The Arc Actors.  This was a dinner theatre performance that was attended by 250 individuals.  The event was held at The First Baptist Church Christian Life Center.

2012

The 8th Annual ArtPartners Live Auction held at Harvey’s on Noble

2013

The 9th Annual ArtPartners Live Auction held at The Comer Museum

2014

The 10th Annual ArtPartners Live Auction held at The Comer Museum.