BIG SPRING - A big celebration on Sunday in Big Spring kicking off the start of Deaf Awareness Week.
Howard College and the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf held their formal ceremony and a softball game at Comanche Trail Park.
Deaf Awareness Week promotes deaf culture and draws attention to their needs.
Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan gave a proclamation and members of the fire and police departments played a game of softball against the staff and students.
This coming Wednesday, they'll have American Sign Language story-telling at the Howard County Library and the Audiology department will offer discounted hearing evaluations.