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February 20, 2001

A Day of Celebration for Young People with Disabilities

Mercy Vocational High School, located in the Hunting Park area of Philadelphia, will host the 9th annual Winterfest for young people with disabilities. Winterfest, a day of celebration which says goodbye to winter and hello to spring, will take place on

Saturday, February 24, 2001
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Mercy Vocation High School
2900 W. Hunting Park Avenue

A day of games, entertainment, dance, food and prizes is planned. Sixty young people with disabilities from numerous schools and social agencies will arrive at Mercy Vocational School to be partnered with 120 students from eight archdiocesan high schools and academies who will act as buddies for the day. The guests come from St. Lucy School for the Visually Impaired, St. Katherine Day School, Don Guanella School, Overbrook School for the Blind, and Our Lady of Confidence School. The Community Service Corps and the TODAY (Transforming Opportunities for Disable and Abled Youth) Program of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia offer training for the buddies.

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Marie Kelly
Associate Director

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