Transition Expo helps network area residents, resources

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Approximately 200 persons turned out recently for the eighth annual Transition and Resource Expo, held at the Scott Regional Technology Center, gathering service providers to make available resources from area agencies to individuals and families facing changing needs. There were 44 exhibitors, including several new agencies, visited by 171 people. Pictured are representatives from the Lawrence and Barry County Tax Boards for the Developmentally Disabled, with Lawrence County board executive director George Woodward, seated at center, and Florene Towers, a family member that has worked with the boards, at right. The boards provided $500 to cover meal, advertising and other event expenses. Contributed photo

Approximately 200 persons turned out recently for the eighth annual Transition and Resource Expo, held at the Scott Regional Technology Center, gathering service providers to make available resources from area agencies to individuals and families facing changing needs.

Emcee Lily Womack, at left, a Childcare Careers student from Billings, presented door prize winner Isaiah Stanley, Work Experience Program student from Cassville with a gift card. Isaiah is a work experience program (WEP) student from Cassville. Geneva Blue, who heads he work experience program. expressed appreciation to volunteers, especially St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and the WEP students who donated more than 90 hours to make the expo successful. Contributed photo
Megan Young and Kaitie Long, right, both from Monett, visited Expo exhibitors to learn about resources. “The Expo is a fun place of epic-ness the info is priceless,” said coordinator Geneva Blue. “Expo continues to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities.” Contributed photo