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Knox County Arc opens new facility to the community to enjoy

Sunday they held a ribbon cutting for the new location. It used to be a sewing factory. Now its KCARC’s newest building called 1972.

Posted: Nov. 12, 2017 6:20 PM
Updated: Nov. 12, 2017 6:56 PM

KNOX COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI)- Knox County Arc is an organization based on helping those with disabilities. Their mission is to help the disabled in every aspect of their life.

Sunday they held a ribbon cutting for the new location. It used to be a sewing factory. Now its KCARC’s newest building called 1972.

KCARC President Michael Carney says this is a very meaningful event. He said the building is named after the same year they first started helping those with disabilities in Knox County.

"People with disabilities have not always had a rightful place to occupy in any community and we believe that does happen here in Knox County," said Carney.

1972 has everything from rock wall climbing to laser tag. The new facility gives an opportunity to allow everyone to have fun.

This house of fun isn't just for those with disabilities. It's a community center that everyone can enjoy. Hoping to increase interaction between the community and the disabled in Knox County.

"I think it speaks volumes for what it can do for the people of KCARC, said Michelle Hornsby who attended. “The event and the community itself as a whole. Especially the kids of the area."

They hope to hold community events like movie nights but this place will also serve as a training location for clients of KCARC.

in the end they just hope that these actives will bring everyone in the community closer together no matter what makes you different.

"That’s the real hope here is you'll find individuals with disabilities interacting with everybody else in our community. In just a regular typical fun recreational leisure time choice basis," said Carney.

If you would like to learn more about the 1972 facility or KCARC go to their website here.

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