It May Take a Little Longer

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1994
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326218
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Title It May Take a Little Longer
Description Inc. After he lost sight Bill attended the School for the Blind in Salt Lake City. While there he met a nine year old boy who had been blind from birth. Bill said, "A bunch of us were telling fish stories and this kid didn't understand what we were calking about. He had held a plastic fish in his hand, but didn't know what a real fish was. That really got to me, still does." Right then the idea of a day al Palisade State Park, south of Manti for children with disabilities and their families was born Twelve years later-1994 and now known as Palisade Pals. Inc., The organization Bill founded turns many away each year because the Park can only accommodate 250 participants plus volunteers at each camp. Additional camps are now held in St. George, Provo, Camp Williams and Ogden, each accommodating 250 participant Everyone attending had fun on hay rides, fishing, canoeing, golf, horseback rides, rides on a fire engine, watching mountain men demonstrations, taking karate lessons, watching authentic Indian dances and a special highlight, a Talent Show put on by the kids themselves. Also, included with each event is overnight camping and three meals Bill solicits the financial support, organizes the camps and lines up the volunteers who cook the meals and supervise the activities. Bill and Cindy have received many awards for the establishment of this Day Camp for handicapped children and their families, among them the Governor's Golden Key Award. Grand Marshall of the Parade at the Sanpete County Fair and the Presidential Service Citation from the President Day of Snow College. A quote from Bill about the Palisade Pals, "The kids get to try-new things and might be something small, but they build on these small achievements. It may mean the difference between doing a little better in school, feeling more comfortable around people, finding a new talent, or landing a job later on. " Life is full every day for Bill as he gets his goals accomplished- now it may just take a little longer. Personal knowledge Records of Palisade Pals. Inc. Conversations with Cindy N. Peterson 104
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326135
Reference URL