On August 11, 2016 the Big Lake A-Team (includes Oshkosh, Neenah, Menasha, Omro, and Winneconne) is hosting an event for parents to meet their elected legislators. This will be a casual affair and you will not be asked to address the gathering or to participate in a panel discussion. We do ask that you join us, meet the parents of the A-Team, and join us in a brief reading by Laurel Mills.
Laurel Mills is an author, teacher and an editor. Much of her poetry has focused on her daughter who is developmentally disabled. Laurel’s description of Beth’s struggles and successes tell a story of sadness, frustration, perseverance, humor, and joy. I have had the privilege of hearing Laurel Mills, and I believe our parents and legislators are in for a memorable experience.
Please join us on Thursday, August 11 at 100 W. Fernau Avenue in Oshkosh. Dinner will be served at 5:00. At 5:45 two parents will share their stories about the challenges and successes they have experienced advocating for their adult children. The event will be concluded with Laurel Mills. I anticipate the event will be over by 6:30 p.m.
We look forward to hearing that you will attend. Please RSVP by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (920) 231-0870.