Southwestern College senior Caitlin McCurdy has always had a special connection to developmentally challenged people. She has a sibling with a developmental disability and has worked with various developmentally handicapped people in Johnson County, so it was not a surprise when her senior Leadership project focused on the developmentally disabled in Cowley County.
“Special Pops” Night on the Town was a four-event program for the developmentally disabled adult population in Cowley County. The program took place from Monday, April 2, to Wednesday, April 11, concluding with a service celebration of the program on Saturday, April 14. The program consisted of four different events: Bowling Night, Bingo Night, Dance Night, and Boys/Girls-Night-Out.
During the course of the program, there were 128 participants and 61 Southwestern student volunteers.
“My ultimate goal is to have the Winfield Recreation Commission continue permanent regular programming for the developmentally disabled population in the county,” McCurdy says.