Independence, Inc. hosts 8th annual Celebrating Independence picnic

Independence, Inc., a Minot-based disability rights organization, will host the eighth Annual Celebrating Independence Picnic on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at Roosevelt Park shelter No. 3 and No. 14.

The theme for this year’s event is “We Do Disability Right” and will focus on disability pride and inclusion in the Magic City. The organization will be commemorating the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other accomplishments in local advocacy.

A picnic dinner will be served at 5 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. honoring local disability advocates. Cookout festivities will include beep kickball, live music, lawn games and more. Admission is free and open to the public.