Toledo’s Inter- Agency Recreation Committee

Toledo’s Inter- Agency Recreation Committee (IREC) is giving community members with developmental disabilities the chance to ring in 2013 in a positive way with their third annual New Year’s party on Friday, January 4. IREC was developed to provide recreation opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities, including the New Year’s dinner and dance event, which has enjoyed overwhelming popularity. Last year 400 people attended; this year, party planners are expecting 500 or more. “It’s really important for our folks to have a party, because they don’t get the opportunity that their typical peers get,” says The Arc Lucas County program coordinator Jean Blachowski. “This gives them the opportunity to be with their friends and to enjoy the whole experience of the same gala that we would experience.”
Partygoers will enjoy a red carpet entrance, New Year’s toast, and live band; tickets are $25 per person, and proceeds go to sponsor attendees and future parties. 5-9pm. Grand Plaza Hotel, 444 N. Summit St. For more information, contact The Arc Lucas County at 419-461-7366.

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