Quick, what are you doing on Saturday, June 7 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm? We have the answer: Coming to our sixth annual picnic at Shawnee Mission Park, Shelter #8! (Click here for a handy map of the park — Shelter 8 is on the southeast side of Shawnee Mission Lake.)
This event is FREE to the public and draws in people with hearing loss from all over Kansas City and is a great way to network and get to know others in your community!
On top of that, there’s fun for the whole family! The shelter is close to a playground and there’s room to play volleyball!
Who will be there? YOU, of course! And your kids. And your neighbors. And anyone else you want to invite! Meet your HLAAKC steering committee, meet new friends and visit vendors!
Booths open at 4:30, so be sure to stop by to visit:
Coalition For Independence
Origami Owl and Scentsy
Sign Language Specialists
TMC Mental Health
… and more!
We’re also hosting a raffle to raise money for our chapter — your generous donations go toward printing costs, room reservations and enable us to host fun events like this! Some of the items up for grabs include movie tickets to open-captioned movies at Screenland Crown Center, a sonic alert alarm, gift cards and more!
We start eating at 5pm! Sandwiches, drinks and chips will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Please RSVP by Thursday, May 22 so we know how much food to prepare! Either indicate on the Facebook event that you plan to attend, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We plan to have so much fun that we can’t handle it all ourselves! We’re looking for several volunteers to take short 30-minute shifts throughout the picnic to help us with crafts, food, raffle, setup and cleanup. Click here to visit our volunteer signup page, view shift options and to learn more about picnic volunteer opportunities.
Vendors: We have a few booth spaces left! If you’re interested in hosting a booth, please download a booth registration form here: https://hlaakc.com/sponsorship
Please note that one booth space is about half a picnic table; you may purchase more than one space if you prefer to have the whole table. First come, first served!
MANY thanks to our wonderful sponsors: