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The United Arc to Host ‘Showcasing Talents & Pursuits’ Open House

TURNERS FALLS — The United Arc will host its annual “Showcasing Talents & Pursuits” open house on Thursday, April 11 at the organization’s main office, 294 Ave. A, Turners Falls.

The open house will showcase the talents and pursuits of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Turners Falls location — the Franklin County Family Support Center and the Positive Parenting Center.

In addition, Greenfields Savings Bank will showcase the artwork of several individuals served by the United Arc, including Holly Elmer, Mary Fernsebner, Katherine Johnson, James McNeil, Joe Parzych, and Mark Willoughby, all of whom donated original works of art for the United Arc’s annual gala and auction in 2017. The artwork will be on display from Monday, April 8 to Friday, April 12 in their community room at 282 Ave. A, Turners Falls.

Founded in 1951, the United Arc supports people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities in achieving the universal goals of inclusion, choice, and independence. The organization provides services to individuals and their families in Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, and Worcester counties.