Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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South Bend, IN 46617
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Art Decio
The Alcohol & Addictions Resource Center was honored to present the Bronze Key Award to Arthur J. Decio on October 26, 2016 at a luncheon held at the Hilton Garden Inn.

The Bronze Key is a national recognition award granted by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) to an individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to an NCADD affiliate. It is the highest local award presented by an NCADD affiliate. Mr. Decio has been a friend and supporter of AARC for many years. Two of Mr. Decio’s daughters, Lindy and Jay, were present for the event.

Honorary Chairs of the event were Ara Parseghian, Roger Valdiserri and Jim Gibbons (The Romeos – Retired Old Men Eating Out). Bob Nagle served as master of ceremonies and entertained the crowd. AARC Executive Director Sharon Burden gave an overview of the agency and recognized sponsors of the event. AARC Board of Directors President Pat Flynn presented the award to Mr. Decio, who gave a short speech recognizing the work of AARC.

Big Idea Company captured a portion of Mr. Decio’s story on a heartfelt video, which may be viewed here:

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Gold Sponsor
Arthur J. Decio
Chris and Carmi Murphy
NIBCO, INC.—Rex and Alice Martin

Silver Sponsor
Center for Hospice Care
Imagineering Finishing Technologies
Indiana Trust & Investment
Management Company
Mossberg & Company, Inc.
Quality Dining, Inc.
University of Notre Dame

Bronze Sponsor
Peter and Nancy Baranay
Beacon Health System
McDonald Physical Therapy
Skyline Corporation

Inspiration Table
In memory of Sally Lara, Executive Director NCADD-Phoenix
Center for the Homeless, Inc.
Crowe Horwath LLP
Indiana Carton, Inc.
Stephen McTigue, M.D.
The Gurley Leep Automotive Family
Gary and Shirley Wuslich

Gold Patron
AM General
John and Ann Firth
Dr. and Mrs. Walter Halloran
Saint Joseph Health System
Mary Jane Stanley in memory of Bill Stanley
Tire Rack

Silver Patron
Mike and Alberta Barnes
Katy and Tim Demarais
Jack and Rene Gordon
Indiana Beverage
Joseph and Marilyn Miller
Linda Rakow
Wilma Veldman
Roberta and Ben Ziolkowski

Bronze Patron
Big Idea Company/Lou and Melinda Pierce
Gary D. and Judith L. Boyn
William J. Cohen
Frank and Pat Criniti
Interra Credit Union
Jeff Kimmell
Joe and Nancy Kuzmitz
Mr. and Mrs. Ara Parseghian
Teamsters Local Union No. 364
Tuesley Hall Konopa, LLP
Jason and Jennifer Whitmer

Friends of AARC
Janette Burkhart–Miller
Gene and Pat Cavanaugh
Chris and Debby Davey
Ann and Fred Dean
Dr. William and Dr. Julia Knight
Laurie and Mark Krcmaric
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kromkowski
Ginger and Brian Lake
Lincoln Plumbing
Mark and Monica Minne
Mary Pat and Dick Nussbaum
Kevin Stanley
Stipp Law, LLC