Washington County briefs

October 13, 2004

Appointments to boards approved

The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday approved several appointments to county boards.

· Crystal Smith was appointed to the board of directors of the Agricultural Education Center.

· Catherine Messersmith, Donna Fitzgerald Rapp, Mark Lannon and Holly Ann Kees were appointed to three-year terms on the Mental Health Advisory Committee.

White Cane Safety Day set for Friday

Friday will be White Cane Safety Day in Washington County, the County Commissioners proclaimed Tuesday.

"The purpose of White Cane Safety Day is to make the public aware of the white cane as a symbol of independence and freedom for blind people, and to promote public awareness of the blind as equal and productive citizens ..." according to the proclamation.


The National Federation of the Blind will observe National White Cane Safety Day on Friday, according to the proclamation.

- Tara Reilly

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