With an exceptional number of volunteers, all friends of Gary Clark and the Douglas Association for Retarded Citizens the annual Carne Asada took place at Border Mart Parking lot on Friday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Gary Clark, Executive Director for DARC, said that the goal for the Carne Asada is to raise $10,000 in order to meet an agreement between DARC and ADOT (Arizona Department of Transportation) to receive a federal grant. “For every dollar we put up they will put up five dollars. So we will put $10,000 and they will put $50,000 to buy the van.”
Around 40 people gathered to help to at the Carne Asada to make it a big success. “If you look around these are all my friends. It has nothing to do with money, its only friendship and I’m very thankful to them.”
At the end, over 1,500 plates were sold and the goal was accomplish - Over $10,000 were raised at the end of the Carne Asada.
Gary Clark and the Douglas Association for Retarded Citizens wishes to thank all the sponsors and friends who helped with the Carne Asada. Sponsors for the Annual Carne Asada were Raul Montaño, from Border Mart, who makes a huge effort year after year to contribute to DARC; Safeway; Wal Mart; Mi Ranchito; Little Debbie; Coca Cola; Red Bull; and Frito-Lay.
The next fundraiser for DARC is the Mothers Day Cake Auction, which will take place on May 8th at the Gadsden Hotel. The auction will start at 1 p.m. and it will conclude at 7 p.m. KDAP Radio Station will be transmitting from the Gadsden that day.