To celebrate the ARCpark, more than 1,800 guests visited on July 9, 2016 for the first ever SummerFest.
At this free event, families could enjoy live music from Dharma Bombs and Red Light Rodeo, sponsored by The RVA Group. Firehouse Bar-B-Que, The Dog Wagon and Kona Ice Richmond parked in the ARCenter lot so guests could purchase refreshments. Merry Bee Photo Company captured event memories, and brought along a face-painter.
ARC staff, board and committee members volunteered as ambassadors to share stories and information with interested guests.
While not an official fundraiser, SummerFest donations total nearly $900 and will be used to support people with disabilities served by ARC.