The Arc of King County’s fundraising and award luncheon yesterday was amazing. As Eric put it “I can feel the love in this room” Our speakers were heartfelt, Dennis Bounds spoke about being a dad and raising a son with disabilities, Catalina Angel spoke about being a young mom and how much The Arc changed her life and Eric Matthes brought the house down talking about growing up and being labeled and then moving into a powerful place of adulthood. The award ceremony was wonderful with four great awardees representing our community, Ed Baker (just turned 100!), Mary Smith, Scott Leanard, and Carrie Fannin. The folks that attended have been commenting on line about how moving and inspiring it was. We so appreciate the support received by the whole community. Legislators and press and former Gov Spellman were all in attendance. Wow!