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Marcfirst brings Disability Pride Month parade to downtown Bloomington

An organization that serves people with developmental disabilities moved its annual parade to downtown Bloomington to raise awareness and showcase their clients.

On Monday morning, Normal-based Marcfirst hosted the disability pride parade that took over several blocks of downtown. Clients, advocates and representatives of other government and social service agencies marched and handed out candy to spectators along the route.

“They love doing activities and being noticed, because they are people even through they have disabilities,” said Samantha Schertz, a direct support professional at Marcfirst.

Marcfirst held the parade last year at Miller Park Zoo.

Marcfirst has hosted several events throughout July to recognize Disability Pride Month.

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