The Arc’s Lights brings people from across Wichita

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The Arc’s Lights near Douglas and West Street have been a long-standing Christmas time tradition.

“It’s fantastic! We came from across town just to see it,” said Brad Laforge, who was out with a small group of people enjoying Christmas lights on Christmas Eve. 

Every year, the Arc of Sedgwick County puts on a large Christmas light display and asks for donations. The Arc of Sedgwick County helps provide assistance to people with developmental disabilities and their families.

“This is the largest fundraiser for the Arc of Sedgwick County,” said Pat Jones. “It provides funding for our program all through the year.”

Jones has been working with the Arc for years and helps with the Arc’s Lights. “It really feels good,” she said while seeing all the cars drive through. “It’s great to have the community support for the Arc’s programs.”

Most of the people who drive through give a small donation to the Arc; in total, the organization gets thousands of dollars through their Christmas light fundraiser. 

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