Special to The HDN

Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas will mark its 50th anniversary by hosting a public open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Reed Developmental Center, 317 W. 13th in Hays.

The public is invited to tour the facility and enjoy refreshments. A timeline of the agency's history will be presented. The event also will include a ribbon cutting with the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce.

DSNWK is non-profit agency serving 18 northwest Kansas counties. Its mission is to advocate for people with disabilities and those who care about them by supporting a life of independence in the community.