Who to visit and what to win at this weekend’s picnic!

Our fourth annual summer picnic is coming up this weekend! Several professionals in the hearing loss field will be hosting booths with information about their services and will be on hand to answer questions and share their resources. Be sure to visit our wonderful vendors!

20/20 Captioning
Associated Audiologists
Deaf Cultural Center
Hamilton Relay and KS Telephone Assistance Program (TAP)
Hearing Loss Association of America – Kansas City Chapter
Hometown Hearing and Audiology
KS Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Kansas School for the Deaf
Med El
Meniere’s Resources, Inc
Midwest Master Loop
MO TAP
MO Vocational Rehabilitation
Omron Healthcare
ZVRS

This year, we are hosting our biggest raffle ever! Funds from the raffle will help send steering committee member Lucy Crabtree as the HLAA-KC delegate to the HLAA National Convention in Rhode Island. We look forward to learning from her experience when she returns! Extra funds from the raffle will also go toward equipment costs for our regular meetings and printing costs for promotional materials. Here are some of the amazing prizes up for grabs (donors are listed in parentheses):

Gift certificate for two free hours of sign language interpreting services (Able Hands Interpreting Services)
Custom iPod ear buds or custom solid hearing protection – winner’s choice! (Associated Audiologists)
Kansas School for the Deaf: A Pictorial History, 1861-2011 (Sandra Kelly, Deaf Cultural Center)
Milo hearing aid (Hometown Hearing and Audiology)
Autographed copy of the novel “Lip Reader,” by Shanna Groves (Shanna Groves)

“Silence,” an original painting by Daniel Pancy (Sherry Mason)

One year free membership to HLAA (Terri Shirley)
Switched at Birth DVD (Lucy Crabtree)
Mary Kay lotion set (Minda Nelson)
Applebee’s gift card (Hometown Hearing and Audiology)
Starbucks gift card (Minda Nelson)
Chipotle gift card (Minda Nelson)
Barnes and Noble gift card (Anna Rundle)
Best Buy gift card (Dennis Selznick)
Chiefs scarf (Dennis Selznick)
Sonic Alert alarm clocks (2) (Teltex, Inc)
Pocket Listenor (Teltex, Inc)

For more information about the picnic, please check out the Facebook event page or send us an email at hlaakc@gmail.com.

See you there!

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Fourth Annual Summer Picnic – June 2, 2012!

Join us for our fourth annual summer picnic at Shawnee Mission Park! Our biggest event of the year will offer FREE food and drinks, booths hosted by local organizations with hearing loss resources, and a chance to meet others in your community who are familiar with hearing loss. We have some awesome vendors lined up, including:

20/20 Captioning
Associated Audiologists
Hamilton Relay
KS Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Med El
MO Assitive Technology
Omron Healthcare

If you are interested in hosting a booth to share your resources with the hearing loss community, please email us at hlaakc@gmail.com no later than Friday, May 19. We’d love to have you!

This year, you will also have a chance to win some awesome raffle items, including:

Gift cards
Switched at Birth DVD
One year free membership to HLAA
… and more!

Funds from the raffle will help send steering committee member Lucy Crabtree as the HLAA-KC delegate to the HLAA National Convention in Rhode Island. We look forward to learning from her experience when she returns! Extra funds from the raffle will also go toward equipment costs for our regular meetings and printing costs for promotional materials. If you would like to donate an item to the raffle, please send an email to hlaakc@gmail.com and let us know by Friday, May 19.

Shawnee Mission Park rests on 1,236 acres and boasts a beautiful 120-acre lake and other exciting amenities such as nature trails, play areas, a disc golf course and an archery range! We look forward to hosting our picnic there and hope you’ll join us for the fun!

Dinner will be served at 5pm in Shelter #8. Meat, chips and drinks will be provided. Dessert and side dish contributions are welcome, but not required.

Please RSVP so we can be sure to have enough food for everyone! Either join the event on Facebook or send us an email at hlaakc@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you there!