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Published 9:51 am Wednesday, March 13, 2019

This weekend, crowds will flock to Dawson-Bryant High School for the annual Lawrence County Developmental Disabilities Chilifest and Craft Show.

Taking place on Saturday, from 10 a.m-2 p.m., the event will be marking its 20th year.
Businesses and community groups from the county, such as Lawrence County’s Democratic and Republican parties, the Lions Club, St. Ann’s Catholic Church and others, sign up each year, to serve chili and to raise funds for this good cause.

The Chilifest and its attached craft show take place each March, which is designated as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The observance is aimed at helping communities focus on the unique individuals served by groups like LCDD.

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It will be one of many events in our region, including the annual balloon launch at Open Door School, which serves DD children from throughout the county.

Several speaking events are planned as well.

These events are designed to educate and empower those with with developmental disabilities, as well as their families, and community members who support them.

We encourage everyone who can to attend Saturday’s event and to get involved in the many things LCDD does throughout the county.