Saturday, May 27, 2023

Arc Walk 2023

 On Sunday-21-May the ARC of Bergen and Passaic Counties held their walk-a-thon in Olsen Park in Bogota NJ.  This was the first walk-a-thon since 2019. The ARC's goal is to assist those suffering Mental or Physical handicap, and their Families, maintain a positive quality of life. Before the walk began Ms. Kathy Walsh  welcome everyone in attendance, both walkers , and their supports. Some of the groups attending in support of the ARC were the Masons from District 2, 3, & 4 of New Jersey who served food to the walkers.  The Masons were presented with custom made aprons in recognition of their work and aid of the past years. The apron themselves were made at thAugust H. Hoehne Rehabilitation Center in Hackensack. Costumed members from the Renaissance Fair, and a stilted Uncle Sam mingled, and talked, with the attendees Games could be played  on the lawn, with face painting and craft tables set-up. The Bogota Auxiliary Police Dept volunteered their time to assist the participants in crossing W. Main St  One of the larger groups walking were the Students from Leonia Middle School. 
    Before the walk  Mr. Matt Serednicky  came up and once again sang the National Anthem.  Then walk began with Grand Marshal  Mr. Connor Carson cut the ribbon to start the procession. He was followed by the Bogota High School Marching Buccaneer Band leading the walking on the first of their three laps, or 4.5 miles, around the park. The route covered a one and a half miles around the park. It started at the bandstand crossed over the Environmental Walkway, past the 1st Lt William Ryan Memorial and around Lady Bucs Softball field.  Then the path crossed W. Main St to loop around the Little League fields, then back across W. Main St. passing the Picnic Grove returning to the start line.  
  After the walkers finished their journey, they were treated to a Hot Dog lunch, and music from Uphill Slide. It was a morning of music and games for the participants. 
  The ARC will host a Summer Solstice Canteen Dance on Tuesday-30 June. This will be held in the Bogota Recreation Centre starting at 5:30p. Tickets are $5.00 per person. For more information please contact Ms. Jasmin White at: 
   For more information about The ARC of Bergen & Passaic Counties please visit their web-site at:  

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