Beginning at 10 a.m., the day will include live entertainment by Bonedaddy, games, food, a car show, craft fair, face painting, karaoke, and the noon dedication of the MiHi equipment.
MiHi continues its expansion with picnic table dedications at Hancock town park, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m., Smithsburg Lions Club Park, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m., and at Williamsport's Byron Park, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m.
Now with a new board in place, the sky is the limit, according to Andrew Humphreys, chairman of the board.
"First we have changed the MiHi logo to Many Individuals, Helping Individuals,'' Humphreys said. Previously, it stood for Mentally Impaired, Handicapped Individuals.
Actually, it goes even further back than that, according to Pearson, who was a volunteer at the Potomac Center then.
"One of our original founders, Lynn Boswell, came up with the word MiHi which he said means happiness in Hawaiian,'' Pearson said.
Active in three states, MiHi has already placed specialized equipment at:
The Washington County Regional Park on Mt. Aetna Road
Martin L. Snook Park in Halfway
Pen Mar Park
War Memorial Park, Martinsburg, W.Va.
Renfrew Park in Waynesboro, Pa.
Hagerstown City Park
Baker Park, Frederick
Constitution Park, Cumberland
Devil's Backbone, Boonsboro
Funkstown and Hancock parks
The goal of the organization is to be visible in every park and recreational facility possible, Humphreys said.
"We plan to go regional, national and international,'' he said. "A web page is also in the works so we can grow.''
The main thrust of the work is accessible picnic tables which allow people using wheelchairs to get close enough to enjoy an outdoor meal with friends.
The tables and other equipment are donated to the parks in question for use by all, Pearson said.
For more information on MiHi, call 301-745-MIHI or visit the office at 138 E. Antietam St., basement level.