By Nancy G. Holman

PARSONS, Kan.—The SKIL Resource Center will honor the lives of people with disabilities on July 27, when it will hold its annual public celebration of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The public is invited.

The free drive-through event will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot north of the Independent Living Center’s downtown Parsons headquarters at 1801 Main St. Walkers and wheelchair users are welcome. This year the celebration will include a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic provided by Labette Health, with a drawing for a $100 cash prize. It will also feature a free boxed lunch, door prizes, vendors, music and free educational materials.

“The signing of the ADA gave the opportunity for life to be better for millions of people with disabilities,” said SKIL President/CEO Shari Coatney. “We hold these annual public celebrations to honor the signing of this historic Act and those it serves, and to better integrate people with disabilities with the community.”

SKIL serves all people with disabilities, or those whose environment is disabling. Headquartered in Parsons, SKIL has branch offices in Columbus, Chanute, Fredonia, Independence, Pittsburg and Sedan. SKIL also operates Assistive Technology for Kansans sites in Parsons and Wichita, and the K-LOAN office in Parsons.

For more information, call Parsons SKIL at: 1-800-688-5616 or any SKIL office. On the web at:

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