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Between 200 and 300 people turned out — some dressed in Halloween costumes — Saturday to celebrate a fall festival dedicated to spotlighting dyslexia.
Dyslexia is a "language processing disorder that also impacts directionality and the ability to memorize random facts," according to a brochure at the Dyslexia Awareness Fall Festival.
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, and the event is the first of its kind in Conway or Arkansas, said Kim Head, project manager of The Dyslexia Project, a group under Community Connections.
Mayor Tab Townsell proclaimed Saturday as Dyslexia Awareness Day in Conway. The festival celebrated the day, according to a news release.
At the festival Saturday, people picked up information about dyslexia and stopped to enjoy stage performances. Head said the event is a success.
"I'm just proud that everyone is so involved and passionate about this," she said.