Arc to host Christmas concert Tuesday

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The Arc of Madison Cortland’s SunShine Choir, Wind Dancers, and Mighty Fortress will perform their Annual Holiday Concert at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 551 Sayles St., Oneida on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.  

The concert is free, and all are welcomed to attend and experience the joy of the season. 

Music is a universal language, an outlet for creativity, a vehicle for personal satisfaction which has made a difference in the lives of the participants, the Arc said, adding that being a part of the Wind Dancers, Mighty Fortress and SunShine Choir has given Arc members both a sense of pride and a sense of community.  

Those who are non-verbal may express themselves through dance. Many participants have become more vocal due to their experience singing in the Sunshine Choir.

The Holiday and Spring Concert in June attract more than 600 attendees combined each year, the Arc added.  

Call 315-363-3389 ext. 1510 for additional information.

The Arc of Madison Cortland is a chapter of Arc New York. which began support 51 years ago in Cortland County and 49 years ago in Madison County.

With the inspiration of parents, family members and friends, programs and services were developed for people with autism, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury and other developmental disabilities, the Arc said. 

Today The Arc continues to advocate for more than 1000 people with developmental disabilities and provide a wide range of services: Medicaid service coordination, self-direction brokerage, residential, respite, family support, employment programs, day habilitation programs, clinical services, guardianship, nursing, nutritional counseling, behavioral counseling, physical and occupational therapy and transportation, the agency said.

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