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"Walk With Me" educates Hub City residents

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - LIFE, which stands for "Living Independence for Everyone" held their annual "Walk With Me" event in the Hub City Tuesday.

The activities started out at the Train Depot in downtown Hattiesburg where Mayor Johnny DuPree, in a wheelchair, boarded a handicap accessible bus bound for the city's Duncan Lake Park.

"Walk With Me" is designed to help people become better acquainted with the struggles those with disabilities face and applaud achievements made by the city to make it a comfortable place to live for those with physical challenges. Christy Dunaway is the Executive Director of Life.

"The city of Hattiesburg is the only city in the state of Mississippi that has actually invited someone with a disability to serve on their site planning review committee to ensure that all new construction and all renovated buildings are meeting the Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines," said Dunaway.

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