Mid-Del Committee of Arc of Delaware holds annual awards

Terry Olson, executive director of The Arc of Delaware, left, presents an award to Tony DeSanctis, Wyoming, for outstanding service to The Arc and all Delawareans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In the forefront are DeSanctis’ daughter Dana and his wife Janet. SOURCE SUBMITTED
July 9, 2013

The Mid-Del Committee of The Arc of Delaware held its annual awards dinner and year-end celebration at Wesley United Methodist Church in Dover June 24.

A special tribute was awarded to Tony DeSanctis of Wyoming and Team DeSanctis for their outstanding contributions to the Mid-Del Committee’s recreation program, which provides opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental opportunities to socialize.

Awards were also presented to Merry K. Jones, Lynn Knable, and Irene Marsh for outstanding service to Delawareans with intellectual disabilities; Glenn Hitchens was presented with an Award of Excellence for his lifetime of service to The Arc and individuals with disabilities.

Among other awards, the Mid-Del Committee of the ARC presented certificates of appreciation to the sponsors of their monthly dances. Included in that group were Wyoming UM Church, The Auxiliary of Stockley Center, Family Court Dover, The Ladies of the Elks Dover, the Dover Century Club, Wesley Women United, and Silver Lake Center. Each of these groups sponsored at least one event this past season, supplying refreshments for more than 300 people who attend the monthly recreational events

The Arc of Delaware, founded in 1953, seeks to improve and enhance the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc’s vision is that every individual and family affected by intellectual disability in Delaware has access to the information, advocacy and skills they need to participate as active citizens and active members of their community. The Mid-Del Committee of The Arc is located in Dover and extends its services to those in Kent and Sussex counties. For further information, go to or call the Mid-Del Committee at 302-736-6140.

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