Friendly Bean Café Celebrates Two Years Employing People With Disabilities

by Mike Perleberg, Eagle Country 99.3 FM, July 11, 2018

(photo courtesy of Friendly Bean Café)

LAWRENCEBURG, Indiana – A local coffee shop run by folks with intellectual and developmental disabilities marks its second anniversary Wednesday.

The Friendly Bean Café at the Lawrenceburg Public Library marked the occasion with a barbecue. The celebration ran from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Lawrenceburg Public Library courtyard.

In addition to the food, guests played games and enjoyed live music.

The Friendly Bean Café is supported by New Horizons Rehabilitation, a Batesville-based non-profit aiding southeastern Indiana’s disabled adults access to life skills programs, community connections, employment services, and residential services.

“The Friendly Bean was created to give individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities employment opportunities,” the organization says.

Learn more about Friendly Bean Café at https://www.nhrinc.org/friendlybeancafe/.