Oneida event to celebrate 28th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act
ONEIDA — The ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act 28th Anniversary Celebration, organized by ARISE, 131 Main St., will be held on Friday, July 27, and feature Gospel singer and national recording artist Sherry Anne.
The event is among several celebration events for staff, advocates and legislators who support the ADA community in Madison County.
Although born with a bilateral hearing and speech impairment, Sherry Anne has achieved success as a doctor of chiropractics and an award-winning singer-songwriter who has shared the stage with such Gospel musicians as Bill Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band, the Booth Brothers, The Collingsworth Family, The Hoppers, and Triumphant Quartet.
In 2017, Sherry Anne recorded a public service announcement in the country of Mexico for the International Christian Centers for the Deaf.
The July 27 celebration event will include a meet-and-greet with Sherry Anne from 9:30 to 10 a.m., an official proclamation, speakers, a short music program with encouragement by Sherry Anne from 10 to 11 a.m., and a celebration march through downtown Oneida starting at 11 a.m.
The celebration is supported by ARISE, the Madison County Department of Health, The ARC of Madison-Cortland, Heritage Farm, BRiDGES, the Madison County Motivates Self Advocacy Group, and Liberty Resources.
ARISE is a non-profit, community-based organization that works to ensure that everyone has the power to make life choices and achieve dreams. Through a variety of services, ARISE helps those with a disability navigate to services that support independent living and self-determination. ARISE has offices in Cayuga, Onondaga, Oswego, Madison and Seneca counties.