'Walk & Roll' rescheduled to Thursday after rainout

Published on Tuesday, 24 July 2018 20:18
Written by Skyler Frazer


NEW BRITAIN – The city’s eleventh annual “Walk & Roll” event has been postponed to Thursday due to inclement weather expected Wednesday evening.

The annual event, which aims to help highlight and raise awareness of the abilities of people living with disabilities, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, at the Darius Miller Memorial Band Shell in Walnut Hill Park.

In addition to raising awareness of the many abilities people living with disabilities still have, the annual event celebrates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1980.

2018 is the 28th anniversary of the act that was signed into law by former President George W. Bush on July 26, 1990.

The event begins with a one-mile walk around Walnut Hill Park.

All registered participants will receive a free t-shirt with the “Walk & Roll Ability” logo.

Refreshments, raffles, prizes and a variety of entertainment will be provided.

Those wishing to participate in the event should arrive at the starting point behind the Darius Miller Band Shell between 5 and 5:15 p.m.

There is no cost for the event, and disability allies are welcome along with people living with disabilities.

For more information on the Walk & Roll, contact June O’Leary at 860-826-3368.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, New Britain on Tuesday, 24 July 2018 20:18. Updated: Tuesday, 24 July 2018 20:20.