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Fair focuses on helping deaf and hard-of-hearing students

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OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

It's time for the eighth annual Hands Alive fair, which focuses on helping deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

The event will take place at Yellow Creek Baptist Church's community building on Highway 144 in Daviess County and starts at 9:30 Friday morning.

Hands Alive brings deaf and hard-of-hearing students together that are in preschool...all the way up through their senior year of high school.

There will be games, arts and crafts, team building activities, and interactive storytelling.

Students won't be the only ones experiencing what the fair has to offer.

Their families, deaf community members, and teachers who work with deaf and hard-of-hearing students will be there as well.

Parents can also attend a workshop that covers Internet safety.

Organizers say that deaf or hard-of-hearing students often haven't met others like them at school, so this event tries to bring them together and build relationships.

Teachers from all over the region took part in planning the fair.

Most of the volunteers working at Hands Alive are actually deaf or hard-of-hearing themselves, and that's so that students can see their future potentials.

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