Residents part of national video

Staff Reports

NEW YORK — Emily Johnson of Anderson and Markleville Police Chief Tim Basey will appear on Broadway Saturday, Sept. 16, as part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s annual Times Square Video presentation.

Their images will be featured with photographs that highlight children, teens and adults with Down syndrome, showing the contributions and milestones of people with Down syndrome.

These collective images intend to promote the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

The photo of Emily, who has Down syndrome, was taken with Chief Basey while visiting the Markleville Police Department.

The photo was selected from more than 2,000 entries in the NDSS worldwide call for photos.

Almost 500 photographs will appear in the video, which will be shown in the heart of Times Square.

The Times Square Video presentation kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October.

The video presentation will be followed by the 23rd Annual Flagship Buddy Walk in New York City. This year, Buddy Walk events will take place in more than 275 cities across the country, as well as select international locations, with more than 325,000 people participating.

For information about the NDSS Buddy Walk Program, visit or call 800-221-4602.

Down Syndrome Indiana will conduct its local Buddy Walk Saturday, Oct. 14.