Join ACRP at the 2014 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community!
Get your walking shoes ready!
ACRP is participating in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Central Park in downtown Johnstown.
The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is a fundraiser that benefits local health and human service agencies in Central Pennsylvania, such as ACRP.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield underwrites the cost of the walk so that 100 percent of the money raised by walkers goes directly to the 18 particpating organizations.
Mark Saturday, May 31, 2014 on you calendar and start gathering friends, family members, neighbors, and co-workers to join you in walking to ensure a healthier community.
For more information, visit www.walkforahealthycommunity.org.
ACRP Buffettman Beach Party 2014
Mark your calendars! ACRP’s Buffettman Beach Party is on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Ace’s. Pittsburgh’s Premier Jimmy Buffett impersonator, Tom Watt, will again perform at the event.
The Buffettman Beach Party fundraiser will enable ACRP to provide a year’s worth of activities for children in our summer treatment programs and soccer and basketball leagues and support educational and recreational adventures to museums, parks and science centers. All proceeds from this fundraiser directly benefit ACRP clients and families. Please consider a donation or purchasing tickets or a corporate package—your support is greatly appreciated.
Click HERE for a printable brochure!
ACRP Thanks First National Bank For Their Support!
ACRP Executive Director Frank Janakovic was presented $500 donation by Lisa Rievel and Madonna Miller on behalf of First National Bank.
Dancing Like A Star 2014
Registration open for annual dance event
By OUR TOWN | Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014 12:00 am
Dance couples and groups can still register for the fourth annual “Dancing Like a Star for Autism!” dance contest/fundraiser, sponsored by the Alternative Community Resource Program (ACRP) and Beginnings Inc.
Dance entries will be accepted until the practice rehearsal, which is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Napoleon Street. The dance contest will be held at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Pasquerilla Conference Center.
Dancers can enter in one of three categories: couples (age 13 and older), adult/child (adult and a child age 12 and under) or group. Dancers can perform the cha cha, hustle, jitterbug, rumba, salsa, swing, tango, waltz or another style. Each dance can be no longer than 2 1/2 minutes, and one song for each dance style will be chosen and a CD given to each couple or group to practice. Dancers are responsible for their own costumes and choreography.
Celebrity judges will choose “the judges’ pick” entry based on a short list of simple criteria. Dance couples or groups are also encouraged to “buy” fan votes from friends and family at $1 per vote. The couple or group who raises the most money by fan votes will be named “fan favorite.”
The purpose of the dance contest is not to professionally judge the dancing skills of the entrants, but to have fun and raise money and awareness of autism and support the programs that ACRP and Beginnings Inc. both provide to those children and their families, said Paula Eppley-Newman, executive director of Beginnings.
Tickets can also be purchased through Jan. 27 to attend the contest; the ticket price includes a sit-down meal, watching the dancers perform, and a “dance party” that immediately follows the show, Eppley-Newman said.
ACRP Acknowledges Lions Club Member, Al Cerullo for His Volunteerism
Frank Janakovic, Executive Director of ACRP attended the West End Lions Club Christmas party at the Woodside Inn in Richland and presented Lion Al Cerullo a certificate to acknowledge his volunteer work throughout 2013 with ACRP’s playground projects in the Cambria City section of Johnstown. Also, participating in the presentation was West End Lions Club President and First Vice District Governor, Terri Kodgis.