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B’Arc & Brew Craft Beer Festival
September 24 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm MDT
Dogs are strongly encouraged to bring their people to Idaho’s largest dog friendly beer festival to support The Arc Idaho. Attendees can sample great beers from local and regional breweries. There will be dog related vendors and a dog parade and costume contest. Silent auction items will be available for bid. Food will be provided by Highlands Hollow Brewhouse. Dog parade and costume contest start at 2:00pm. Live music starts at 12:00pm. $25.00 admission buys a tasting mug and 8 tickets. Proceeds benefit employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
The Arc is a private non-profit that is committed to providing greater levels of independence for Idahoans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in how they learn, live, work and play. For over sixty years The Arc has been empowering people with I/DD to be fully included and actively participating in building a stronger community by creating opportunities for education, employment, housing and recreating. We assist in teaching skills of daily living and have a recreational program called Recreation and Vacation Experience (RAVE) that provides recreational opportunities to any person with a disability in southwest Idaho. We also provide job training and assist people to find gainful employment in the community. At The Arc we believe all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are defined by their own strengths, abilities and inherent value, not by their disability.
Why are dogs a part of this festival? Because we love dogs and they are an important part of some of the things that we do at The Arc. The festival supports various employment opportunities for people with disabilities. This includes jobs in the community, our print shop and the B’Arc business. B’Arc is an all-natural dog biscuit that is made at our facility. B’Arc bones are made, marketed, and sold by people with disabilities. B’Arc has been a great way for people with disabilities to join forces with people who work with dogs and other pets.
Proceeds from B’Arc & Brew will go directly to expansion of the B’Arc Bone business and support job opportunities for the people we serve.