'They can do the job'

Published: Friday, November 9, 2012 at 11:19 AM.

This was the third year that Gulf County ARC had participated in the statewide Disability Mentoring Day.

“It has grown every year,” Harrison said. “The response has been terrific. We ask businesses that fit a hobby or something similar that (the people served by ARC) have or are interested in. They get to go out and work and be part of it.

“It is encouraging to see the people who are willing to mentor.”

Folks served by Gulf County ARC were teamed with mentors in a variety of jobs – banking, landscaping, printing, auto mechanic, restaurant and maintenance among others.

“I did the locker room and did the air conditioner,” said a beaming Tyler Thompson of his work at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School.

Linda LaPlant worked for the second-straight year at Sharon’s Restaurant in Mexico Beach. Sharon said her customers and staff look forward to Linda’s visit.

“Everyone there looks so forward to her being there,” she said. “The atmosphere is great when she is there.”

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