Hattiesburg holds annual Walk With Me event

The city of Hattiesburg held its third annual Walk with Me event Wednesday in conjunction with National Disability Awareness Month.

Highlighting the event was a program designed to raise awareness of the disadvantages facing disabled people. An "Officials on Wheels" and a blind walk around City Hall closed out the event.  The event promotes better public access, and equal opportunities in employment, education and housing for all people.

Mayor Johnny Dupree, Senator Tom King and Congressman Gene Taylor were among those who took part in the program.