Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport hosted ‘Beach Day at the Wheel Way’

Saturday was a beautiful day to get out to the beach and enjoy the day for a good cause.

The Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport hosted the second annual ‘Beach Day at the Wheel Way’ in recognition of ‘National Development Disabilities Awareness Month.’

Those with disabilities and their families had the chance to soak up the sun and sand at the wheel way in Long Beach as well as hear from motivational speakers and participate in fun activities at numerous booths.

Officials say the beach day and the Long Beach wheel way provide a big benefit to many people on the Coast. Selena Rogers with the Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport said, “It’s a day for them to come out and experience a day just to be their self and have a break, maybe, from all the things that go on in your life.”

Long Beach Mayor George Bass said, “We’re just extremely proud and happy with what we have here, to be able to offer not only to citizens of Long Beach, but the citizens who may be traveling and those who live here.”

The Junior Auxiliary also partnered with the Southern Miss Institute of Disability Studies and the City of Long Beach to host the event.

News 25’s Taylor Rubach served as the emcee.

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