The Arc of the South Shore to Hold Annual Summer Soiree June 20th at Webb State Park in North Weymouth

WEYMOUTH, MA, ISSUED JUNE 7, 2024…It’s countdown to Thursday, June 20th when The Arc of the South Shore, a family-oriented, community-based non-profit providing information, referrals, and community programs for individuals with disabilities, will host its Annual Summer Soiree.
The signature event is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. and will feature a full evening of gourmet food, specialty cocktails, fine wine, craft beer, live music, and unique auction and raffle items.
Located under a magnificent tent on the beautiful shores of Webb State Park at 371 River Street in North Weymouth, the Summer Soiree brings together local businesses, community leaders, restaurants, and spirit providers, but most importantly, the individuals and families that The Arc of the South Shore has supported for the past 73 years.
The emcee for the highly anticipated soiree will be licensed auctioneer Jim Fagan, known for his quick wit and passion for The Arc of the South Shore. A life-long South Shore resident, Fagan and his wife Janice raised four children in Duxbury where he was active broadcasting sports for WATD Radio while maintaining a busy career in diagnostic imaging for Shields Health. He is a United States Air Force veteran who served two tours of duty with a bomber group stationed in Guam during the Vietnam War.
Acting as “wingman” for Fagan during the festivities will be Emmy Award-winning journalist Liam Martin, who prior to joining Newsmaker as principal and chief marketing officer in March of this year spent 15 years in television news in both the Lansing, Michigan, and Boston markets. A Boston native, Martin was a general assignment reporter for WCVB-TV, an evening anchor for WBZ-TV, and the anchor of the award-winning WBZ Mornings and the Morning Mix programs.
Proceeds from the popular event will assist The Arc in delivering programs and safe, engaging opportunities to improve the health, safety, and independence of the nearly 5,000 individuals and families the non-profit serves annually.
“Combine a beautiful setting, amazing food, beverages, and live music with Jim Fagan’s lightning-speed sense of humor and Liam Martin’s charm, and this year’s Summer Soiree is sure to be one to remember,” said Abigail Parrilla, CEO of The Arc of the South Shore.
Event sponsors to date include: PLAN, Electroswitch, George Washington Toma TV and Appliance, Eastern Bank, Granite, Prosper Solutions, Rizzo Plumbing and Heating, RSM, United Health Group, Coastal Heritage Bank, Currie Project Management, Enterprise, Falconi Companies, Jospeh J. Corcoran Company, Leone Marketing Solutions, South Shore Bank, Starkweather & Shepley, Tutus Group, Bond Printing & Marketing, Atlantic Mechanical Contractors, Cohn Reznick, DiPesa & Company CPAs, Duncan MacKellar Insurance, East Coast Communications, Keches Law, Liberty Bay Credit Union, UA Pipefitters Local 537, Rockland Trust Bank, Sullivan Tire and Auto Service, and Unicorn Brokerage.
Participating restaurants include: Abby Park, Alba, Brick & Beam Tavern, Burtons Grill & Bar, Davio’s, Legal Sea Foods, Montilio’s Baking Company, Montilio’s Wood Fired Pizza, Novara, Square Café, The Beth Kitchen & Bar, The Venetian, Tito’s, and Tosca.
For ticket and sponsorship information or to register on-line, please visit or contact Brenda Linden at | 781.335.3023 x2222.
About the Arc of the South Shore, Inc.
The Arc of the South Shore (The Arc) was founded in 1951 when a group of individuals created a school for children with disabilities. Then, in 1967, The Arc was deeded property at Webb State Park in Weymouth; the space gave the agency a permanent home and the opportunity to expand. By the end of the 1980s, The Arc became a multi-service agency. Today, The Arc is a family-oriented, community-based non-profit providing information, referrals, and community programs for individuals with disabilities.
These services include an Autism Resource Center, early intervention program, community supports, employment services, day supports and habilitation programs, in-home care, and residential services. All of their programs are based on their six core values of people first, community, transparency, self-determination, diversity, and respect. The Arc serves participants from communities throughout the South Shore, including Abington, Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Braintree, Weymouth, Hingham, Hull, Cohasset, Scituate, and Norwell. Through their 73-year history, they have helped more than 100,000 people.