Vendors at the 2014 HLAAKC Picnic

The picnic is just under three weeks away! If you haven’t already, please RSVP by May 22 — send us an email to hlaakc@gmail.com, or click here to RSVP on the Facebook event.

We’re excited to have so many great vendors joining us! Interpreters will be provided and booth hosts are familiar with the deaf and hard of hearing community, so communication will be a breeze! Here are some of the booths you’ll be able to visit:

Advanced Bionics
Associated Audiologists
CaptionCall
Coalition For Independence
Deaf Cultural Center
Deaf Expression
Deaf International
Edward Jones
Hometown Hearing
KansaSEED
MO Vocational Rehabilitation
Origami Owl and Scentsy
Sign Language Specialists
TMC Mental Health
The Whole Person

So join us on Saturday, June 7 from 4:30pm to 8:30 pm at Shawnee Mission Park,  (7900 Renner Rd., Shawnee, KS) Shelter 8 (click link for a map of the park — Shelter 8 is toward the southwest side of the lake).

See you there!

HLAAKC Picnic 2014

 

 

 

 

 

HLAAKC 6th Annual Picnic — June 7, 2014

HLAAKC Picnic 2014

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:

Caption Call
Coalition For Independence
Deaf Expression
Deaf International
Edward Jones
Hometown Hearing
KansaSEED
MED-EL
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 hlaakc@gmail.com.

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:

Associated Audiologists
MED-EL
Sign Language Specialists
Hamilton Relay
Nexus Interpreting