Katie Gerk, age 19 of Holyoke, Colorado, has spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, but that hasn't kept her back from skiing adventures with the Adaptive Recreation for Childhood Health program.
Nineteen-year-old Katie Gerk heads down the slopes at Winter Park, using a sit ski and outriggers, as well as the guidance of a National Sports Center for the Disabled ski instructor. The adaptive setup has allowed Gerk to spend the last four winters skiing at Winter Park through a program at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
A number of intrepid people have designed adaptive equipment to make skiing a possibility for disabled individuals.
At the Tuesday, April 4, meeting, City Superintendent Mark Brown informed Holyoke City Council that roadwork at the Holyoke railroad crossing has been scheduled.
As the season of Lent comes to a close, area churches have announced their schedules for services throughout Holy Week and Easter Sunday, April 16.
Will and Hannah Krieger watch a close finish at the annual AWANA Grand Prix. —Johnson Publications photo
Winners at the 2017 AWANA Grand Prix are pictured from left, front row, Harper Sprague, Hadley Boyer, Braylin Herman and Cole Goldenstein; second row, Rorey Schneller, Mason Powell, Kaden Herman and Emy Goldenstein; and back row, Abbie Dille, Gage Sprague, Caiden Krueger, Cooper Goldenstein and Cannon Peterson. Not pictured is Julia Schroetlin. —Johnson Publications photo
Wednesday, April 5, was a night of family fun at Holyoke First Baptist Church, where AWANA clubbers competed in the annual Grand Prix.