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The Genesee ARC held their Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony Saturday.

WBTA’s own Dan and Deb Fischer received the Spirit of ARC award, but many others were honored by the organization.

Volunteer Jane Scott was the recipient of Genesee ARC’s Volunteer of the Year Award. She is a branch manager at Five Star Bank and an active volunteer for many community organizations. Scott said she was very happy to receive the award.

“I’m deeply touched that the ARC thought of me for this award. I just feel that it is such a worthy organization to support,” said Scott.

Director of Development at the Genesee ARC Shelley Falitico talks about Scott’s hard work and dedication.

“Jane is one of those individuals that once you meet her you truly will remember what a sweet and compassionate woman she is. She has been involved with our agency over the past several years, she helped us with our capitol campaign and she has volunteered with other efforts we’ve tried with the challenger sports program,” said Falitico.

Scott will begin serving on the Genesee ARC Board of Directors in June.

A Batavia Boy Scout was given the Youth Spotlight Award. Falitico said the ARC appreciated Andrew Fischer’s willingness to help beautify their Hartshorn Road Facility.  

“He knew what he wanted to do, he came out and looked at the backyard area of our home and had volunteers already through his troop and they constructed benches, they planted landscape and they came out and interacted with our individuals. He was truly committed to the project and did it in a very timely and leadership way,” said Falitico.

The Friend of ARC Awards were given to Mike Sputore, Loretta Stratton and Mike Strobel. The Business Partner of the Year was Yancey’s Fancy; makers of New Yorks artisan cheese.

The Genesee ARC is an organization that serves people with disabilities and their families.

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