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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, July 17, 2014:
Those with disabilities often feel overlooked and are sometimes discouraged about their careers or roles in the community. Easter Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania is doing something to help.
On Saturday, July 19th, Easter Seals and women business leaders in the Harrisburg area will join together to serve as mentors for women with disabilities between the ages of 15 and 26. As stated by the Easter Seals, the purpose of the all-day Day of Dignity event is to connect the region’s female community leaders with high-functioning, young women with disabilities in an attempt to strengthen confidence in pursuing employment, strengthen social and networking skills and introduce them to role models in the community.
Nancy Richey from Day of Dignity committee and Matt Ernst, Easter Seals therapeutic recreation director
The Easter Seals’ Director of Therapeutic Recreation Matthew Ernst and committee member, Nancy Richey appear on Thursday’s Smart Talk to discuss the Day of Dignity.
Also during Thursday’s show, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Confederate ransoming and burning of Chambersburg, we will travel back in time to learn more about the only northern town burned during the Civil War.
Janet Pollard, Franklin County Director of Tourism in the studio
Janet Pollard, Director of Tourism at the Franklin County Visitors Bureau will be joining us to discuss the history behind the event and provide information regarding the commemoration that will occur in downtown Chambersburg this Saturday.
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