The Rotary Club of Concord hosted the first annual picnic at Minute Man Arc to benefit their clients on August 5, 2023. It was a beautiful day and the location at 35 Forest Ridge was  transformed into an outdoor “paradise” with picnic tables and beautiful vegetation. We provided pasta salads, cornbread and watermelon from Verrill Farm as well as lemonade and water. John Fitzsimmons, local guitar legend, was on hand to play some popular music and he encouraged folks to sing along. About 50 people from Minute Man Arc attended and enjoyed the festivities along with many Rotarians. 
Minute Man Arc “improves the lives of children and adults with disabilities through therapeutic services, employment, recreation, housing and community involvement.”  They serve the Concord community, Acton, Bedford, Boxborough, Carlisle, Lincoln, Littleton, Maynard, Stow and surrounding towns. Jean Goldsberry is the CEO of Minuteman Arc and the current President of the Rotary Club of Concord. Rebecca Lynch is the Director of Development and President elect of the Rotary Club of Concord. Jean thought the first annual picnic was “so much fun and that everyone enjoyed it thoroughly.” 
Shown in this photo, left to right,  Rotary President Jean Goldsberry, Musician John Fitzsimmons and Rotarian/Party Animal Dave Robertson.