Just Like Me: Quota Int. hosts picnic for Siouxland deaf students
A local charity held a special event Wednesday for deaf students in area schools.
Quota International threw a picnic for deaf students from North Middle School, Woodbury Central, and Leeds and Sunnyside Elementary Schools at Sioux City's Riverside Park.
Organizers say it gives the students a chance to interact with other kids like them.
"The whole purpose of this gathering is that a lot of time, our deaf students are the only deaf students in the school and they're the only child that signs. So, being able to come together with the other deaf students, they are able to speak their own language, be themselves, express themselves naturally," said Sandy Leach, a sign language interpreter.
The students got a free lunch, played games and even took home a flower pot.
While this is the first picnic Quota Club has put on for deaf students, in December they held a "Signing Santa" event.