Casper Council for People with Disabilities highlights “Free Garden Food” during the show

Tuba players march in the 2021 Summer Parade in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

Casper, Yu. The Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo Parade Theater will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday and will include a viewing area for people with disabilities.

Disabled parking and a parade display area for people with disabilities will be on Collins Drive between Wolcott and Durbin Streets. The reserved area is regulated by the Casper Council for Persons with Disabilities, the City of Casper and the Science District.

The Casper Council for Persons with Disabilities will highlight the “Food is Free Garden” project at its booth in the reserved exhibition area. CCPD is working with the Wyoming Food for Thought Project and Friends of Dallason Park to create a park where people can grow and harvest food, according to a press release from the City of Casper.

Donations to the project will be accepted by the Casper Council for People with Disabilities during the presentation and throughout the summer for the “Food is Free Garden” project. The project will include repairing the landscaping along the newest pier near Dallasson Park, removing dirt along the fence line at the southern end of the park and creating a transition from the park to the picnic area to ensure accessibility for all residents. The cost of this work is estimated at approximately $500, the press release said.

The Casper Council for People with Disabilities will provide further information about its initiatives during the presentation. It is an advisory body that makes recommendations to Casper City Council on how to improve public awareness of disabilities and promote equal access and opportunity.

“We are delighted to be part of the show in a way that makes sense to the people the CCPD represents. Nikki Green, event chair at CCPD, said:

Free water will also be offered by Casper Council members for people with disabilities during the show.

The press release added, “For more information about CCPD, email us at Disabilitycouncil@casperwy.gov or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CasperDisabilityCouncil/.”

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