The Arc of Buncombe County Celebrates 60 Years of Sparkle

The Arc of Buncombe County, the oldest human services organization serving people with disabilities in Western North Carolina will celebrate 60 years of changing how people with developmental and intellectual disabilities are embraced and included in our community. 

Arc of Buncombe County’s annual Fall fundraiser will celebrate “60 Years of Sparkle” to raise crucial funds to support specialized services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community.  The fundraiser will be held on Friday, Oct. 6 from 6-9:30 p.m.  at the Asheville Event Centre, 291 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville. Honorary Co-Chairs for the event are Senator Terry Van Duyn and Virgil L. Smith, PhD.

Tickets are $250 for two and include: wine, beer, hors d’oevurs, dinner, music, dancing and a raffle entry for a $6500 diamond package donated by Spicer Greene Jewelers.

Arc of Buncombe County serves as a leading voice for over 2500 individuals and their families seeking assistance, guidance, access and support in areas of education, healthcare, legal services, housing, transportation or financial guidance. Arc of Buncombe was created in 1957 by parents and caring citizens who rejected the assumption that children with disabilities should be institutionalized.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 828-253-1255 or

About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for seven years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.