Bright, sunny Sunday!
Sunday, April 07, 2013
I actually woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed...if I actually had a tail that wouldn't scare me so much. *LOL*
I hope this day lives up to what it's supposed to be in regards to how nice it's supposed to get outside. It looks beautiful outside, I've not been out there yet, but I will, just finished my exercises and I've been so horribly busy doing those survey things that I've barely had time for anything.
Been trying to get donations for the silent auction for the CAMDEN Playground (an accessible/integrated playground that, at the time of it's building, had broken the barriers for accessible/integrated playgrounds in regards to size and accessibility. Before it was built the largest accessible/integrated playground was only 40% accessible, and not that large. CAMDEN is the size of a football field and 90-100% accessible, depending on the special need! It has also broken the barriers of prejudism against those with special needs because it allows everyone to play together in a natural place that children enjoy. It is used by Senior Citizen communities to take their tenants out for a day way from their homes; by schools for field trips; and by families on their way through Janesville while on long trips.
It's been the model for accessible/integrated playgrounds worldwide with over 200 modeled after it directly since 1993 when it was first built, and many more from those. There are playgrounds in many countries including Holland, China, Russia, India, Canada, England, and all across the United States, just to name a few. The playground was built because of my nephew, Camden, who has special needs, and has been the recipient of awards from the local to National level. It's something that has made our organization so proud and the SCWHOG is the only ones who have done an ongoing fundraiser for the playground since 1991: a ride the first weekend in May. With this, the Ladies of Harley hold a silent auction, so we have to get out there and gather items for this auction, I'm hoping we're able to get as much as we did last year. The money received is used to upkeep the playground, so let's pray for great weather and a good turnout.
Anyway, enough about what I do in my so-called spare time, everyone have a wonderful day!