The Arc of Katy celebrates 30 years with car parade Aug. 3

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The Arc of Katy began its day program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in 2005. Program activities include community service, events and outings at museums, parks, restaurants and shopping centers. (Courtesy The Arc of Katy)

The Arc of Katy began its day program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in 2005. Program activities include community service, events and outings at museums, parks, restaurants and shopping centers. (Courtesy The Arc of Katy)

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The Arc of Katy day program participants visited Katy City Hall and are greeted by Katy Mayor Bill Hastings. The program has been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, but the nonprofit has transitioned to online and other socially distanced events. (Courtesy The Arc of Katy)
To celebrate its 30-year anniversary, the Arc of Katy will host a car parade attended by the nonprofit’s founders, participants, their families, staff and volunteers Aug. 3, according to a press release.

A city of Katy response vehicle, Katy ISD police officer Luis Santiago—known as "Officer Teddy Cop" for providing teddy bears to KISD special education students—and classic and custom cars will also be part of the parade, per the release.

The 30-minute event will be livestreamed on Facebook and will also include a historical review of the organization, photos and special guest videos, per the release.

The event will be held at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 3, according to the release. The parade will be held in The Arc of Katy's parking lot, 5819-C 10th St., Katy.

According to a city of Katy proclamation observing the anniversary, The Arc of Katy has provided social, recreational and community service programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since Aug. 2, 1990.


"This event is a way for us to celebrate all that we have accomplished and also to focus on plans we have to grow and support more people and families during our next 30 years," The Arc of Katy President Fred Shafer said in the release. 832-754-9802. www.thearcofkaty.org
By Jen Para
Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. She covers education, transportation, local government, business and development in the Katy area.


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