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New June 5, 2011 - Pancake Breakfast to raise funds for Wisconsin's 8th Fully Accessible Cabin to be built at Harrington Beach State Park

On Sunday, June 5th between 9:00AM and 1:00PM, a pancake breakfast will be held at the Welcome Center at Harrington Beach State Park to raise funds for the accessible cabin project. The cost of the breakfast is $7.00 adults, $3.50 children and includes; pancakes and syrup, sausage, orange juice, and beverage.

The Friend's of the Park undertake the 8th accessible cabin project in honor of Jim Schendel, himself a quadriplegic, who was a leader of accessibility venues at the park (of which there are many), volunteered as a computer trainer for us at New Horizons Un-Limited and very active throughout Southeastern Wisconsin in making the world a better place for people with disabilities. See the Friends of Harrington Beach Accessible Cabin letter on the NHU website.

Please come and bring your family and friends to have a morning in the park followed by breakfast. June 5th is also the free State Park admissions day. It is a great opportunity to experience the beauty of Harrington Beach State Park.

Directions: Harrington Beach is about 35 miles north of Milwaukee and 21 miles south of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, via Interstate Highway 43. From I-43, take exit 107 (Belgium/Lake Church) and go east on County Highway D about 1 mile. The park entrance will be on your right. Geographic coordinates are 43° 29' 37.81" N, 87° 48' 8.13" W.

New 2011 - Wisconsin's State Parks 8th Fully Accessible Cabin to be built at Harrington Beach State Park

The Friends of Harrington Beach State Park, a local citizen support group, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are planning to build Wisconsin’s 8th wheelchair accessible cabin for people with disabilities at the family campground of Harrington Beach State Park near Belgium, Wisconsin.

The cabin will be built in memory and honor of Jim Schendel, an active member of Wisconsin’s disability community, and a tireless advocate for increased accessibility within the park, who unexpectedly passed away in January 2008. Jim also volunteered for New Horizons Un-Limited as a computer trainer at various computer labs and workshops for people with disabilities across Southeastern Wisconsin. The Friends Group has asked New Horizons Un-Limited, Miller Engineering Information Technologies Group Inc., and Strass Maguire and Associates Inc., architects, to coordinate accessibility issues and donate the design for Jim's cabin for the State of Wisconsin. For more information about the accessible cabin project, see our NHU press release at 8th Accessible Cabin to be built at Harrington Beach State Park

A total of $150,000 is required to make this cabin a reality over the next two years. You can help make this accessible cabin available to the many campers who might not otherwise be able to enjoy the experience of camping in the great outdoors. The Harrington Accessible Cabin is in the stage of raising funds and is seeking your support. To learn more about this project, how you may be able to assist with their fund raising efforts, see the Friends of Harrington Beach State Park Letter. To make a tax-deductible, 501(c)(3) donation to FHBSP/Accessible Cabin, call the park at (262) 285-3015 or e-mail us at New Horizons Un-Limited at horizons@new-horizons.org.

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