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LARC’s Acadian Village thanks its sponsors with early showing

Posted at 9:45 PM, Nov 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 23:47:20-05

LARC’s Acadian Village hosted its Sponsor Night to thank its sponsors, like KATC, for helping with their mission.

It was not open to the public, but Friday night, the village will open its doors to everyone.

Tickets at the gate are $10 and $8 at Shop Rite.

For tickets and other information, click here.

There’s so much to do with your family.

“What better way to ring in the Christmas season than with over half a million lights, live entertainment each night, carnival rides, beautiful holiday displays, as well as shopping in the store and pictures with Santa because he comes down every night from the north pole,” said Thomas Gotte, the director of the Acadian Village.

The Christmas village is the main fundraiser for LARC. All proceeds directly benefit residential, vocational, and community programs at LARC.  LARC’s mission is to support persons with developmental disabilities to reach their goals of self-sufficiency, quality of life, and self-worth. Every day at LARC, instructors and managers are helping persons with developmental disabilities reach these goals through several departments, which include vocational services, community supports and services (CSS), and residential services. The vocational department provides work activities and employment services, and CSS includes respite care, attendant care, and supervised independent living. For more information, click here.

The sponsors pay for all it takes to set up the village that way the money can go directly to benefitting LARC.

“The sponsors allow us to collect enough money to set this entire village up and get it ready for the Christmas program. So the money we receive from the sponsors helps offset those costs that way when the first ticket is sold at the gate, it’s profit for us,” said Gotte.

The village will be open from Nov. 30th to the Dec. 23rd, so there’s plenty of time to come enjoy the displays.