Play Day announcement

PlayDay - teacher

What is Play Day? It’s a special day when we’re open only for the guests of the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center of Evansville. Schoolchildren – like Lance, 15 – look forward to it all year. Lance is from Utica, Kentucky; he’s an 8th grader at Burns Middle School. Play Day is also a day for announcements. That’s…

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Podcast: The newlywed

The #PodSquad started off this episode welcoming guest Andy Imlay – the park’s first IT intern and current Easterseals Adult Ambassador. … and newlywed. Our first kiss as husband and wife #justmarried #whatcerebralpalsy #wheelchairlife #superman #superwedding #supermancelebration A post shared by Andy Imlay (@palsypositive) on Jun 16, 2017 at 9:50am PDT Andy and Megan got…

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“It’s about action”

Will's Way Playground with Koch family

It’s not about where you were born. Or what powers you have. Or what you wear on your chest. It’s about what you do … it’s about action. – Superman Yesterday afternoon, the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center in Evansville raised more than a million dollars during their annual telethon. We have a special tie with the…

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Our 24th Play Day

Such a fun day! Lots of fun on Play Day! #24thAnnual @EasterSealsSWIN pic.twitter.com/WWtTR4HqO3 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) May 11, 2016 As has happened many times in the past 24 years, on Play Day the weather forecast was a bit iffy. Happily, the storms held off until after all the buses had returned their precious cargo…

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Play Day 2013

As our Dispatch called "park is clear" on our two-way radios this afternoon, the first clap of thunder boomed. Perfect timing. All the darling children we saw today were returning to school safe in their buses and dry as a bone. Well, almost all … Maddy, from Boonville, and some friends took advantage of the…

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Play the day away

Another Play Day has come and gone. The weather wasn't the best, but no one seemed to care. Laughter filled the air. I especially enjoyed watching one young fellow riding HallowSwings. He was having the time of his life. I got dizzy just watching and had to turn away. But I'll never forget the complete…

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A humbling evening

If you’re a faithful reader, you already know what a close relationship we have with the children, staff, and other supporters of the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center. Their smiles and laughter are more than enough thanks. The letters and coloring pages they send are a sweet bonus. And last night, they humbled us at the…

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Friday the 13th brings good luck

It’s Friday the 13th and we are not open to the public. That’s because we are hosting our 13th annual Play Day for 2,200 children with disabilities. It’s a wonderful event and you’ll never see happier children. Here’s Mrs. Koch visiting with a young friend: Our thanks to all the wonderful children, their parents, teachers,…

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