DISABILITY CONNECTION: Community News, March 2012 Edition

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Arbor Day was a Success!
Thanks to all that participated in our Arbor Day Run/Walk/Roll and Celebration. Other than cold weather keeping some of our friends from being able to participate, those who came had great fun and enjoyed the day. Special thanks to all of our event sponsors, donors, and organizations supporting the event with a booth!!!

DON’T MISS THE DISABILITY COMMUNITY NETWORK MEETING NEXT WEEK Melora Jackson with the Alzheimers Division of the MS Department of Health is guest speaker with special refreshments from Ocean Springs Nursing Center.

Quarter Mile Winners Circle

Quarter Mile Winners Circle

Our Upcoming Events:

  • Monthly Disability Network Meeting- see below for more information
  • Playground Build- Friday, April 27, 2012, beginning at 8:00 am- a small number of volunteers will build our ‘Disability Connection Community Playground’ at Bruce Ladner Memorial Park in Harrison County
  • Opening Playday- Friday, May 4th, beginning at 10:00am. This is a free community event open to the general public. Refreshments will be served! Come out and play on our new playground!

Kids playing on a playground

Featured Events:

  • Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Biloxi Town Green starting at 9:00 am- “Hop the Trail to Bunny Land” (ages 5 and under)- Easter Egg Hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny! For more info, e-mail programs@biloxi.ms.us
  • March 31, 2012 – Vietnam Veterans Salute – A free event at the Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL- parade begins at 10:00 am- For more info, visit www.biloxi.va.gov/vietnam.asp
  • Saturday, April 7, 2012- “Special Needs Egg Hunt” for all ages – at the Biloxi Town Green starting at 10:00 am- For info, e-mail programs@biloxi.ms.us

Mark your calendars now for these exciting events sponsored by ‘Disability Connection’:

  • Thursday, Sept. 13- Art Ability Fair
  • Thursday, Oct. 4- People with Disabilities/ Disabled Veterans Employment Fair
  • Saturday, Oct. 13- Mayor’s Disability Awareness Health Fair

5k Participants
5k Participants

Monthly Disability Connection Network Meeting
Thursday, March 15, 2012 3:30-5:00 (third Thursday of the month)

Join us for our monthly ‘Disability Network Meeting’. The purpose of these meetings is to form a partnership with other local organizations, to exchange ideas on how to better assist those with disabilities living in our community. This month’s speaker is Melora Jackson, from the Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s Division of Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementia. Food will be provided courtesy of the Ocean Springs Nursing Center. This is an open meeting for individuals and organizations. Feel free to bring information about your organization’s programs and events to share with the group. the meetings are held at the Knight Nonprofit Center, 11975 Seaway Rd, usually in the banquet room.

Youngest Runner!

Youngest Runner!