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Family Fun Day brings joy to special needs community
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Special needs children, their parents and teachers, attend a Family Fun Day last week. - photo by Photo provided.

Dear editor:

For the second year running, a Family Fun Day for special needs children and their families was held Oct. 5, at the Performing Arts Center in Hinesville.

The event is funded by Liberty County public school teachers, parents, local businesses and members of the community.  

Carla Campbell, a local special needs teacher, organizes and heads up the event with a lot of hard work and help from other teachers within the Liberty County School System. They rely largely on donations to make this day happen, from bounce houses to hay rides or money to help pay for the food. These are by far the most selfless individuals I have had the privilege of being involved with as a volunteer and in-kind donor. 

As was explained to me by Mrs. Campbell, “For some of these children, this is the only day of the year that they get to experience this kind of fun and enjoyment.” 

About 200 special needs children attended. Activities included face painting, bounce houses and slides, hay rides, indoor games and arts and crafts. Lunch also was provided to participants.

The Hinesville Fire Department entertained the children with their public safety truck and assorted items were given to the kids. They equipped every child at the event with a plastic fire helmet and gift bag. 

The smiles that we witnessed that day were absolutely infectious and I am happy that I was able to be a part of this event. 

Jay Smiley

Owner, Fun Makers Inflatables 


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