'The Arc Lights' display back 'louder and prouder' thanks to anonymous supporter

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Wednesday, December 4, 2019

(Source: The Arc of Sedgwick County)

The lights are back singing at the Arc of Sedgwick County.

The organization, which helps people disabilities, posted a video of the once vandalized display, back up and running again.

"How’s this for a Christmas miracle?!" Said the Arc on Facebook. "Thanks to an anonymous supporter, our Singing Bulbs are back- louder and prouder than ever! A big thank you to everyone who has showed their support in the last few days. Come out and see The Lights! We’re back!"


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The Arc of Sedgwick County since the word about vandalism to its annual Christmas display and fundraiser, donations and requests to help repair it have poured in.

Over the weekend, the agency said someone cut the cords to its Singing Bulbs display and stole a large black toolbox containing the lights controller, sound amplifier and FM transmitter.

The Arc is hoping to get the donated pieces and figure out when the repairs can be made.

But the show must go!

The Arc’s mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, providing educational and social opportunities to enhance the development of individual potential while advocating for supports and services in the community.

The organization says what it really needs now are donations!

"The Arc's Lights" will continue to run through Christmas Eve: Sundays through Thursdays: 5:30-9 p.m. (Extended to 10 p.m. on Dec. 19, 22, and 23), Fridays and Saturdays: 5:30-10 p.m., Christmas Eve: 5:30-11 p.m.

Admission is $10 per carload.


Monday, December 2, 2019

The Arc of Sedgwick County said one of its best displays was hit by vandals opening weekend due to vandalism.

The agency that serves people with disabilities says its Singing Bulbs display was vandalized. Pictures posted to the Arc's Facebook page show what appears to be cut power cords.

The Arc says vandals also stole a large black toolbox containing the lights controller, sound amplifier and FM transmitter.

"We are frustrated and saddened that theft and vandalism continue to affect The Arc’s Lights," said the Arc. "Our Lights and Spirits are still shining bright. We hope you will still come and support our event for all those we serve."