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MWADB is hosting the upcoming Tactile Carnival!

When: Saturday September 13, 2014
Where: Maryland School for the Deaf (Columbia Campus
Where: Denton Building Multipurpose room
Address: 8169 Old Montgomery Rd (route 108) Columbia, Md
Time: Volunteers needed from 11am to 5pm
Carnival time: 12pm to 4pm

What we need:
- 15 volunteers to help run the booths.
- SSPs
- Drivers to provide transportation to and from event

Information about the Tactile Carnival:
The Tactile Carnival features a large variety of original carnival games and prizes that are fully accessible to the deaf-blind. Organizations wishing to host the Tactile Carnival pay for transport and prize costs and any extras (such as food) they want at the event. The host can select from available games and request a specific theme for the event. New original games or modifications of existing games can be made to fit themes. Because the Tactile Carnival operates like a nonprofit (only requiring cost reimbursement), game booths are run mainly by volunteers during events. The host organization is expected to provide a suitable site and (usually) some volunteers to help run booths. Volunteers are coached before an event begins and provided with instruction guides for their booths.

If you have any questions please let me know.
Rachel Horowitz
SSP Coordinator
Metro Washington Association of the Deafblind (MWADB)

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