The first annual "A Walk in Our Shoes"
was a great success! Over 200 people attended despite rain clouds looming over head.
Mayor Sandy Sanders kicked off the day with a proclamation from the city of Fort Smith and blasted the horn to begin the race. The fun walk was two laps around the Ben Geren Park walking trail; the top three finishers were given medals.
Kids enjoyed tricycle races and the winner won a bike. They also had face painting and a bouncer/obstacle track. The day concluded with a balloon release in honor of persons with mental illness.
NEW Beginnings is a day treatment program for person with serious and chronic mental illnesses. Mental health professionals refer clients to day treatment for group therapy and socialized activities.
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