Local events planned for Disability Awareness Month


Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters, following Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s lead, proclaimed the month of March as “Disability Awareness Month” on Monday, March 3. Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

To mark Disability Awareness Month in Huntington, several events have been planned, beginning with the official proclamation by Huntington's Mayor Brooks Fetters which was held Monday, March 3.

Other events this month include:

Tuesday, March 11
• 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. - ADA Compliance Seminar sponsored by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce. Habecker Dining Commons, Huntington University.

• 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Preschool Story Hour. Roanoke Public Library. A librarian will read "We'll Paint the Octopus Red."

Monday, March 17, through Friday,March 21
• Mayor Fetters Week on Wheels. All weekly activities will be conducted in a wheelchair.

Monday, March 17
• 1 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. - Mayor Fetters and Norman Kochensparger AmRamp demonstration. Pathfinder Services North Campus.

• 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Mayor and Friends Downtown Roll Around.

Friday, March 21
• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Individuals served by Pathfinder Community Supports hand out Disability Awareness stickers and bookmarks. Huntington Walmart store.

Monday, March 24
• 6:30 p.m. - Monte Sieberns presents on blindness, Braille and adaptive technology. Huntington City-Township Public Library. The library will provide special children's activities immediately following.

Tuesday, March 25
• 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Mayor's Story Time. Pathfinder Kids Kampus.

Wednesday, March 26
• Wear purple in support of Disability Awareness Month.

Complete caption: Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters, following Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s lead, proclaimed the month of March as “Disability Awareness Month” on Monday, March 3. Celebrating the proclamation are (from left) John Niederman, president of Pathfinder Services; Ronda Smelser, director of Human Resources and Compliance for the City of Huntington; Gary Johnson, chairman of the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Community Accessibility and his service dog, Brady; Fetters; and Jonah Hunt, a client of Pathfinder Services.