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17th Annual Helen Coughlin Memorial Walk

The 17th Annual Helen Coughlin Memorial Walk will be held on Saturday, October 14th at Norton Park, and we couldn't be more excited!  PARC is celebrating 60 years in 2017, and we're celebrating in a big way.  Join us for this amazing fundraiser and lots of fun!

By | August 9th, 2017|Events, Fundraiser|0 Comments

Plainville Residents Rise to CT Special Olympics Challenge!

Plainville residents rise to the Connecticut Special Olympics challenge Three young adults who are long-time members of PARC are proudly displaying the gold, silver and bronze medals that they won in early June competing in the Connecticut Special Olympics. And the winning glow has not yet left. Whenever Alicia Rostkowski, Maria Duval and Steven Robinson [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Camp Trumbull Begins July 5th!

Our Camp Staff is ready for another terrific season!  We've got six weeks of fun, activities, crafts, trips, and snacks planned, and we can't wait to get started.  Camp Trumbull is made possible by PARC fundraisers as well as support from the American Savings Foundation, the Main Street Community Foundation, and the Plainville Senior Center.  [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Events, Fundraiser, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast

Join PARC members, staff, and volunteers on June 11th from 8:00am - 10:00am at Applebee's in Plainville for a terrific breakfast!  Your $7 ticket gets you pancakes, bacon, coffee, and juice - AND the joy of supporting the work we do with people with developmental disabilities!

By | May 16th, 2017|Events, Fundraiser|0 Comments

Knights of Columbus Present Donation

The Knights of Columbus Plainville Council 3544 recently presented a check to PARC as a donation from their Fall candy sale. Over several weekends, the Council Brothers took up posts at Gnazzo's Food Center to sell candy and talk with community members - all to benefit the work PARC does to enrich the lives of [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

PARC Ed Mercure Memorial Poker Run

On Saturday, May 13th, PARC will be hosting the first annual Ed Mercure Memorial Poker Run!  Tickets can be pre-purchased online at  Please also join our event on Facebook!

By | April 3rd, 2017|Events, Fundraiser|0 Comments

Another Successful Spring Dance!

The 2017 PARC Spring Dance was a tremendous success!  A night to celebrate our members and supporters, it also featured the presentation of the 2017 John Sullivan Awards.  This year's recipients were Jane Mercure and Rogers Orchards - both well-deserved!  Maureen Mercure was provided with the first Shining Star award, and we hope to continue [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Events, Uncategorized|0 Comments

2017 Spring Dance Featuring the John Sullivan Award and PARC’s Star of the Year

On Saturday, April 1st, PARC will celebrate 60 years with our annual Spring Dance!  Held again at Nuchie's in Forestville, the night will include the presentation of the 2017 John Sullivan Award and the PARC Star of the Year award.  Recipients include: Jane Mercure - 2017 John Sullivan Award Roger's Orchards - 2017 John Sullivan [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Events, Fundraiser|0 Comments

King of the Wing!!

Think you make the best chili in town?  Proud of your ability to eat wings?  Prove it!  Join in the annual King of the Wing contest and chili cook off at Central Cafe on Sunday, January 29th!  For $10, you can enter your chili to be judged and sampled.  For $25, you can enter the [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Events, Fundraiser|0 Comments

Christmas at PARC!

Christmas is best celebrated with friends and family, and PARC's 2016 party was filled with just that!  Members and their families feasted along with staff and volunteers - then had a visit from Santa!  With generous support from the Manafort Family Foundation, each PARC member was given a special personal gift that was chosen packaged [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Events|0 Comments