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Friday, March 28, 2014

1st Annual Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day

DD Awareness DayDD Awareness DayDD Awareness DayDD Awareness DayDD Awareness DayDD Awareness Day March is National Developmentally Disabled Awareness month and this Friday which has been dubbed Randolph County’s first ever local Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day. Individuals with developmental disabilties community wide marched from First Baptist Church on Church Street and headed to the Bicentennial Park in downtown Asheboro. After the walk, which was just a couple of blocks long, marchers and others who came for the event where treated to music by the Movers & Shakers, including one song presented in sign language. David Smith, the Mayor of Asheboro spoke encouraging words to the developmental disabled community. Geri Welker Brower, Chairwoman of the Randolph County Mayors Committee for Disabled Persons, Dr. Bob Shackleford, President of Randolph Community College, and Lindsey Jackson, President of the Aktion Club offered words or encouragment and enrichment to the community of developmentally disabled persons attending the event. The celebration included balloons released to symbolize the need for developmentally disabled individuals to let go of the barriers they face. A picnic followed for those who brought their lunch. Free popcorn and water was also provided. A flier about the event features a ribbon superimposed with a heart composed of puzzle pieces of different colors. The logo was suggested by a comment from a developmentally disabled attendee at the last meeting of the Mayors Committee for Disabled Persons: “Even though we’re different, we’re all linked together by a puzzle.”
Posted by Asheboro on 03/28 at 12:34 PM