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Altamaha Down Syndrome Society to Host Color Walk

The air will be full of color in Mount Vernon on Saturday, May 4, as the Altamaha Down Syndrome Society hosts its “Uniquely Me: Coloring the World with Kindness" event to celebrate those with special needs.

The event will be held from 12-4 p.m. at the Montgomery County Rec reation Department, located at 401 Morrison St. in Mount Vernon. It will feature a one-mile color walk, in which participants are showered with bright colored powder, followed by a festival, complete with vendors, a bounce house, and more.

“We just want to have a really fun event where everyone can come together and celebrate our differences. We have so many people with special needs around us, and it is important that we understand our differences are not anything bad or scary,” Altamaha Down Syndrome Director Stacie Randolph remarked. The idea for the Color Walk came about last year, but the group had to cancel the event in October because of rain. “Unfortunately, the color powder does not do well in the rain. We were so sad we had to cancel our event last year, but are excited to be back now,” Assistant Director Cynthia Crawford added.

The pair emphasized that all members of the public are welcome to attend the event. “This is for everyone. We are advocating and promoting acceptance for those with special needs, but for that to be effective, everyone has to be a part of the event," Ran dolph said.

White t-shirts commemorating the event will be available for purchase for $15 upon arrival at the Recreation Department. Food and craft vendors will sell goods after the walk is completed, and children’s activities will be available.

For more information on this event, please call Stacie Randolph at (912) 253-3356.

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