The Arc Gateway Kicks Off 60th Anniversary with Open House and Tours, April 29

April 28, 2014

The Arc Gateway is celebrating 60 years of serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the greater Pensacola area. The non-profit agency will kick off anniversary festivities on Tuesday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with The Arc Gateway Open House, featuring lunch on the grounds, board of directors’ induction and guided tours of the main campus at 3932 N. 10th Ave. in Pensacola. The event is free and open to the public.

Additional scheduled anniversary events include the Pearl Nelson Center Reunion on Saturday, May 17, from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. and the celebration concludes with The Arc Gateway Anniversary Dinner Gala on June 27 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Pensacola Yacht Club with a special guest performance by Rion Paige, a 13-year-old country singer with a rare condition called arthrogryposis, who finished fifth on X Factor USA. Tickets to the event are $60 per person and available by calling The Arc Gateway, 850-434-2638.

With the support of its members and volunteers, The Arc Gateway has provided a variety of programs – from pediatric therapy and recreation to residential support and vocational training – to help the people they serve realize their dreams. For more information about any of The Arc Gateway anniversary events, call 850-434-2638 or visit

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