Jamey Helgeson: Mark your calendars and buy your tickets today – Austin Daily Herald

Jamey Helgeson: Mark your calendars and buy your tickets today

Posted 4:53 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2022

LIFE Mower County is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2022 and we are pleased to announce that the “LIFE is Better Together” 70th Anniversary Celebration will take place on Sunday, October 16 at the Holiday Inn Austin Conference Center.

This event, designed for the whole family, is not to be missed. The evening will begin with a social hour with hors d’oeuvres at 5:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. Evening activities will also include entertainment by Brandon Sampson and John Wheeler of Six Mile Grove, a cash bar, raffles, a Heads or Tails game, and a 70th anniversary presentation and video premiere.

LIFE Mower County is a privately funded non-profit organization. We receive no state or federal funding. In order to provide programs and services to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, fundraising events like this 70th anniversary celebration are necessary. One hundred percent of funds raised at this event will be used in Mower County to support people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

To learn more, become a sponsor or purchase tickets, please visit www.lifemowercounty.org/70thanniversarycelebration. The deadline to purchase sponsorship and/or tickets is Thursday, September 15.

thank you for report to disability services this year

Thanks to your dedicated advocacy, we have come closer than ever to Congressional passage of historic funding for Home and Community Services (HCBS). You’ve helped us send nearly half a million messages to Congress since 2020, urging them to prioritize the critical needs of people with disabilities, their families, and the workforce that supports them.

And while Congress ultimately omitted HCBS from the reconciliation bill (https://tinyurl.com/HCBSFunding2022), that doesn’t mean this important fight is over! Keep pushing with us (https://tinyurl.com/PassDisabilityFunding) – with and thousands of advocates like you from across the country.

Events to come

Monday: People First Action club meeting

Tuesday: Open Center

Wednesday: Bandshell Park Walking Club

Thursday: What’s Cooking

Friday: Movie and Munchies – “Spiderman: No Way Home”

Saturday: National Eagle Center Boat Cruise

September 20: Bingo

September 21: Walking Club at Mill Pond

September 22: Minnesota Self-Advocates Meeting (SAM)

September 23: Austin Packers Homecoming football game

You can see the full calendar at https://tinyurl.com/LIFEMCCalendar

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