Fundraising Events

The Arc is able to hold three fundraisers each year. Our annual membership drive and The Taste of Wilson have been our only two fundraisers for many years. In 2017, The Arc of Wilson County decided to hold a Gobble Wobble - which is a Thanksgiving morning 5K and 1 mile fun run, walk or wobble. We are looking forward to starting this annual tradition in Wilson!

The Arc of Wilson County holds the annual Taste of Wilson usually in April. Started in 1993, the Taste of Wilson will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018.  This is an event where local restaurants come out and offer samples of their wonderful food.

Tickets are usually sold for $10 a ticket that includes 10 tastes at 10 different restaurants. In 2017, the VIP ticket was introduced. This limited item allows each VIP ticket holder to enter 30 minutes earlier than the 10-taste ticket holders and VIP ticket holders can visit each restaurant. There is also a Silent Auction that has tons of items from local merchants and homemade items from Wilson County residents.

The money raised at The Taste of Wilson is used to cover the expense of hiring staff members for Camp Sunshine. Volunteers are certainly needed for this event for setting up and breaking down, marking tickets, and serving food.