Press Releases


By Mark M. Leary
Prince of Peace COUNCIL 8791 Citizens with Disabilities check presentation to The Arc of Volusia.

Prince of Peace Concil 8791 does a check presentation from the previous Fraternal Year Citizens With Disabilities (CWD) Campaign to "The Arc of Volusia"  The Arc of Volusia was started in 1962 by a group of Daytona Beach parents to provide unique opportunities for hope, growth, and change to adults with intellectual disabilities in our community.  Pictured in the photo are (L-R) CWD Chairman Pete Chiaravalle [State Director of Specail Olympics], The Arc Of Volusia Chief Executive Officer Mary Jo Thorn, and Past Grand Knight Mark Leary.  The original check for the Arc, which re-opened on August 31st, was mailed due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Council's Campaign, although shortened by 2 weekends due to COVID, raised $6,260 which was distributed to Florida, Special Olympics, The Arc of Volusia, and 5 area elementary and middle schools Exceptional Student Education Programs supporting those with intellectual disabilites of all ages in our community.