DeaFestival-Kentucky 2006 was a success because of the
partnerships forged with sponsors, volunteers, Metro Louisville government and
other state agencies.
The volunteers were exceptional this year and the whole festival could not have been pulled off without them, especially a few that worked tirelessly all day long with no complaints......you know who you are! In order to pull this type of
event off it takes months of work by KCDHH staff, plus organization and work from the following groups of
volunteers (of all ages from various backgrounds and walks of life).
Kentucky Center who again hosted the event in their beautifulfacility.
The Education and Labor Cabinet and Virginia G. Fox, Cabinet Secretary, who understands and supports the value of educating the public.
Governor's Office, Honorable Ernie Fletcher, who attended
DeaFestival for the first time and signed his remarks to the
audience during Opening Ceremonies.
dignitaries, such as Senator Dan Kelly who brought his family
and also signed his remarks, Tommy Clark from Metro Louisville
Mayor's Office, Sally Hamilton from the Education Cabinet and
sponsors representatives who spoke at Opening Ceremonies.
Thousands of individuals
who were able to understand how technology and videoconferencing
can change their lives by viewing demonstrations held at DeaFestival.
Financial support from Sponsors
such as Hamilton Relay, T-Mobile and BellSouth allows us to keep the festival FREE to all who attend.
Sponsors support also allows us to hire professional deaf and hard of hearing performers (39) and host Visual Artists (19).
(18) reached out to share information and services that impacted peoples lives, vendors
(13) sold manufactured goods and craft artists (3) showcased and sold their handcrafted wares.
Without EVERYONE that supports, attends and works at
DeaFestival, it would not happen in Kentucky...so THANK YOU!
Weather you attended the festival for the first time or the seventh time, without YOU there would be no reason to have DeaFestival.
So, come back in 2008 (August 30th is the date) and bring your friends and family.
We will have more visual artists, more exhibitors, vendors and craft artists and a variety of
performers......so sign up to volunteer and don't miss the FUN in 2008!