Wheelchair Daze at Independence Oaks

The event includes pontoon boat rides on the lake. Photo provided
The event includes pontoon boat rides on the lake. Photo provided

The 36th Annual Wheelchair Daze Picnic is on course for Aug. 6 at Independence Oaks County Park, but more volunteers are needed.
“We need compassionate, kind people to help people with disabilities,” said Lori Gruenberg, organizer.
“The picnic has served people with disabilities for over 30 years,” she said. “It’s something they look forward to all year, sometimes more than Christmas. It’s a chance to get out and enjoy the sunshine, go on boat rides, things they never get to do.”
About 200 volunteers are needed to help with set up, registration, parking, transportation of attendees from the parking lot to the event, balloons and other decorations, assist attendees on and off barrier-free pontoon boats, help attendees with carnival games, face painting and temporary tattoos, and information and first aid booths.
In the food tent, help is needed with barbecuing hamburgers and hot dogs, distributing food and drinks to attendees, making and serving cotton candy and sno-cones, and clean up.
Volunteers can sign up for two-hour shifts, or for the entire day
To volunteer or more information on the event or tax-deductible contributions, email lori@lorigruenberg.com or call 248-396-7201.

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