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Stephanie Jamie headed to South Korea for World Games
When her dad got the phone call, he thought it was a hoax. It wasn’t long during that call that he learned that his daughter Stephanie Jamie (pictured left), who is supported by Monarch’s CAP Home and Community Services in Forsyth County, was one of three North Carolina athletes selected to represent the United States in the 2013 Special Olympic World Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 19-year-old from Advance, who has a twin sister, will compete in alpine skiing in February 2013. As part of the Special Olympics Team USA, Jamie will join 3,300 athletes from 112 countries around the world competing in eight Olympic sports that include alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing, short track speed skating, figure skating, floor hockey and floor ball demonstration.
'Companions' enjoy fall boat ride
People and staff from Companions on the Journey departed from Oak Hollow Marina during a boat ride in High Point to enjoy the fall weather and the changing leaves while cruising on the lake. “It was beautiful!” exclaimed Laura Sturgis, site manager at Companions. “We try to visit the lake a couple of times a year.” People at Companions also had some Halloween fun by making festive decorations in preparation for their Halloween party.
Happy Feet Dance Society hosts local dance
Individuals from Monarch programs and several group homes in Randolph County attended a dance last month hosted by the Happy Feet Dance Society. Dozens of people danced, laughed and had a good time during the event held at First United Methodist Church in Asheboro. Happy Feet Dance Society, which was started by several Monarch employees, is an organization of volunteers who had a vision to begin a social group for adults with developmentally disabilities. The organization hosts regular dances, cookouts, and other social events throughout the year. Developmental Specialists Larry Steele, Keely Brooks, and Darlene Perdue work together to plan and organize the programs which aim to promote social relationships and lifelong friendships among adults with developmentally disabilities in Randolph County.
Pictured right: Lucille Stanley, a resident at the Asheboro School Road Home, and Warren Cason, who attends VOC, take a spin on the dance floor during a recent 'Happy Feet; event.
Residents of Corvair continue to help neighbors in need