The first annual Adams County Connected Day was successful last week. The event, organized by the Board of Developmental Disabilities brought together dozens of agencies in the county that provide support services for the people of Adams County.
The event was held at the Adams County Fairgrounds inside of the administration building, where it was filled to capacity with participants and attendees. During the day, hundreds of residents were connected with local stakeholders that provide services, support, resources, and funding.
County Commissioner Barbara Moore praised those that participated. “So many people are working each and every day to make a difference in the lives of Adams County residents,” said Moore. “It was great to see them under one roof connecting, networking, and helping those that need it. That is what our community is all about.”
The first 200 participants that showed up received a complimentary tote bag, courtesy of the Adams County Board of DD.
“There isn’t a day that goes by that our organization is receiving a phone call about needed services,” said Liz Lafferty. As Co-Chair of the Adams County Family and Children First Council and the coordinator of the Adams County Transition team, Lafferty and the panel of professional organizational leaders are fully aware and are apprised each month of the local needs of citizens. “The Adams County Board of DD thanks everyone who participated in the first Adams County Connected Day,” said Lafferty.
Organizers say that the event will be held in the Merchant’s Hall at the Fairgrounds next year to accommodate more participants.