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Friday, August 28, 2015

Wheelchair Accessible Ramps Going in at Independence Point

from left: Jon Ingalls, Panhandle Kiwanis, Dave Kilburg, Kiwanis president, Virgil Edwards, of the Disability Action Center, Coeur d’Alene parks and recreation director Steve Anthony, Jeffrey Mahon with the Sunrise Rotary. Seated, Michelle Porter and Don Waddell.

Thanks to generous donations from the Panhandle Kiwanis, Sunrise Rotary and Avista Utilities, a wheelchair-accessible ramp leading to the water at Independence Point will soon be installed. Project cost is $14,000 and made possible by these organizations.

“This will allow people that couldn’t get into the water to enjoy the lake with the families to have access,” said Virgil Edwards of the Disability Action Center. “It provides another level of independence.”

Two ramps will provide access to the lake, according to parks and recreation director Steve Anthony. One will run into the water and the other along the shoreline.

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