Houston Deaf Awareness Week A Success!

Houston Deaf Awareness Week A Success!

By Billy Koch

September 29, 2009

Houston Deaf Awareness Week was BACK in Houston after a decade of sitting
underneath a rock. For the last decade Houston has not really had a deaf
awareness week to expose our culture, our language, our self being into the
deaf community. But “THANKS” to this particular group of people who were
very active in bringing this back.

I had the luxury of attending the event on Saturday, and I have to say I was
FLOORED! It was great seeing alot of old faces I haven’t seen in years and
of course some faces I have seen here and there. There were 28 booths all
from the Houston area demonstrating their product and services that they
provide. This was definitely a breath of fresh air that we needed to do.

Bringing back D.A.W. was one step closer to bringing the Houston Deaf
Community back together into unity. We have for so long been so divided and
now each time we are moving toward to one step being unified. At the event,
they had door prizes, booths from different vendors/services, they even had
the City Of Houston Health Department come out and offer Flu shots for those
who needed them. As well they had a variety of performances provided by
different individuals which made this event a worthwhile and memorable

So in hand, for this wonderful great event – I truly need to recognize those
who really have rolled up their sleeves and helped to put this together to
make this happen! So a BIG THANK YOU goes to :

Kathy Walters – Chairperson
Kimberly Mitchell
Alice Morewitz
Brent Ehrig
David Bass
Brian Determan
Daniel Warthing
Darla Connor
Rachelle Guidry
Kareena Heath
Druscilla Lozada
Dylan Westbury
Jo Westbury
Kelly Reagan
Ovi Velasquez

So now! I am definitely looking forward to a “BIGGER” and “BETTER” Deaf
Awareness Week event next year! So hope to see you again next year! *hands


Source: http://www.houstondeafnetwork.com/articles/news/houston-deaf-awareness-week-a-success

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