McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

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August 12, 2011

Oklahomans for Independent Living celebrates 25 years in September

McALESTER — Oklahomans for Independent Living will be celebrating its 25th anniversary Sept. 12 and the public is invited.

The OIL is sponsoring the event which will begin at 9 a.m. with a “Walk and Roll” parade. “We will parade down Main Street starting from Third Street,” said Pam Pulchny associate director for OIL. “We call it ‘Walk and Roll’ because some of us walk and some of us roll.” She said anyone can participate in the event in wheelchairs, bicycles or even skateboards.

The event will include an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Meeting Place. “We are hoping to have a special guest at the open house,” said Pulchny, noting she expects to announce the speaker later in the week.

Oklahomans for Independent Living is a nonprofit, consumer-controlled, freestanding organization that was formed in 1985 as the direct result of a public forum on disabilities sponsored by the city of McAlester Mayor’s Committee on Disability Concerns and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Rehabilitation Division.

The OIL is at 601 E. Carl Albert Pkwy.

For more information, call 918-426-6220.

For the whole story, see Friday’s issue of the McAlester News-Capital.

Contact Jeanne LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com.

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