Union County To Host Luau For People With Disabilities At Oak Ridge Park

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UNION COUNTY – There is still time to register for Union County’s Luau for People with Disabilities. The registration deadline for the event, which is scheduled for Saturday, June 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Oak Ridge Park, has been extended to June 10.

“We are constantly seeking new ways to expand our recreational programs to include safe and fun activities for people with special needs,” Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella said. “This is a wonderful outdoor event that we hope will bring out families from all parts of Union County.”

Expanding public recreation opportunities for people with disabilities is one of the Chairman’s top priorities as part of his 2012 “Putting People First” initiatives.

The Luau will feature music, games, crafts and refreshments for participants. The cost to attend is $10 per person and pre-registration is required; no refunds will be issued but credits will be given if the program is cancelled due to severe weather. Registration forms are available for download at http://ucnj.org/pd-form.

In addition to the upcoming Luau, the freeholder chairman has announced other recreational programs geared towards the special needs community including a Sensory Friendly Theater Series developed in conjunction with the Union County Performing Arts Center and Autism Friendly Spaces, LLC. The series kicks off on June 10 with a performance by Tom Chapin and friends.

For additional information on the Luau or other programs for people with disabilities, contact Margaret Heisey, Program Coordinator with the Union County Parks Department at 1-908-527-4806 or via email at mheisey@ucnj.org.

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