Originally published Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 12:18p.m.

Since 1974, YES the Arc has met the needs of the Verde Valley’s developmentally disabled. Saturday, the longtime organization held its 43rd Annual Holiday Dinner Dance at the Clarkdale Memorial Club House.

With live music by Mogollon and a special performance by the program’s members, YES the Arc presented awards to members, staffers and community members. YES the Arc Executive Director Penny Spillman (standing left) presented awards to Verde Valley Newspapers Publisher Pam Miller (top photo, center) and Verde Valley Newspapers reporter Bill Helm (left photo, center). YES the Arc treasurer Judd Wasden stands right. (Photos courtesy of Curtis James)