ABC IN ACTION
Celebrating Abilities 2018
For the second annual Celebrating Abilities, ABC partnered with the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance to present Unmasking: Brain Injury in Minnesota at the Rochester Civic Theatre. With your support, the event raised over $32,000 for ABC programs! Thank you to all who attended and to our sponsors and supporters who made the event possible: Canteen, John & Marcine Forrette, Charlie’s Eatery & Pub, Marco, Dover Fire & Rescue, Minnesota 97.5, Custom Alarm, Think Mutual Bank, Kauffman Law Firm, DAV, ICR, Zumbrota Ford, Craig & Laurie Kellagher, Bruce & LuAnn Remme, Mid American Convention Service, Anton & Christina Welke, Nancy’s Home & Garden Extravaganza, Deb Gearhart, Richard Hanson, Harry Nevling, Telin Transportation Group, Kiwanis Sunrisers, J-Rocks Auto Glass, Tom & Jane Cummings, Randal & Nancy Vollertson, Marlys Wagner, Bowlocity, BPoE DOES #19, Darrell’s Muffler Shop, Famous Daves, Guesthouse Inn & Suites, Ironwood Springs, Olive Garden, Perkins, Rochester Athletic Club, Robyn Watts, Casablanca Cuisine & Wine, Sam Anderson, and Rochester Flute Choir.
Thank you to everyone who attended AbilityFest 2018, an awareness event for the community to learn about ABC and its work in the community. A special thank you to DJ Matt, Hog Thai, BB’s pizza and Little Thistle for helping make this event a success. Another big shout out to KAAL’s Betsy Singer for making a guest appearance. Last, but not least, thank you to ABC participants and staff for all the hard work you do here at ABC!
Direct Support Professionals Week
ABC hosted Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede for a proclamation ceremony declaring the week of 9-15 September 2018 “Direct Support Professional Week” in the city of Rochester. Representatives from Cardinal, Hiawatha, Bear Creek, Arsys, adapta, REM, Possibilities, ARC of Minnesota and local media outlets were in attendance (see the feature online at KTTC.com). The proclamation is in recognition of all DSPs in our community and the amazing impact they have on changing lives each and every day. THANK YOU to all ABC DSPs, Job Coaches, Job Coach and Production Supervisors, Drivers, Program Coordinators, and all who provide direct care. YOU ALL are the inspiration that continues to fuel the energy for fulfilling our mission. I continue to be amazed by your passion and caring spirit. “You are awesome because awesome is what you do”, THANK YOU for all you do!! (Executive Director Bruce Remme).
Summer Fun with ABC!