18th annual Silent Celebration – press release and flyer

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18th annual Silent Celebration – June 8, 2013

Press Release distributed on May 31:


Contact: Katie Prins, MBA, Executive Director
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS)
4328 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508

18th Annual Silent Celebration to Raise Awareness in Deaf Community

Grand Rapids, MI, May 31, 2013

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services is hosting our 18th annual Silent Celebration on Saturday, June 8, 2013, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Douglas Walker Park in Byron Center, MI, with over 225 people expected to be in attendance.  All adults and children are welcome.

Silent Celebration is a day to celebrate deaf and hearing loss awareness.  Exhibitors this year include St. Mary’s Health Care, Sprint Relay, Sorenson VRS, AT&T, Genesis United Methodist Church, Fusco Weatherization Services, Guide by Your Side, Seacret,  It Works, and MDCR – Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  Attendees enjoy lunch, children’s games, raffles, door prizes, exhibition booths, and a dunk tank. Admission is $5 for anyone over the age of 10. Raffle, dunk tank and bounce house tickets will be sold seprately. Sign language interpreters are provided at designated booths and for announcements.

Thank you to Cascade Rental, Camara Cole, Target, Costco, Sam’s Club, Meijer, Spartan Foods, Gordon Food Services, West Michigan Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (WMIRID), and Speedway for the generous food and supply donations for the event!  It helps make Silent Celebration possible and all proceeds from the event go to support DHHS programs.

If you would like to support Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services’ mission to serve youth, adults, and senior citizens with hearing loss through our programs, visit www.deafhhs.org/donate.

About Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services  DHHS is a 501(c)3 agency serving approximately 3,500 deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals and businesses through interpreter services, KidSigns, community relations, adaptive equipment, ASL classes, workshops and advocacy in West Michigan. DHHS strives to create a positive impact with deaf and hard of hearing people and realize their full potential in society as productive, independent, capable and contributing citizens.