Special Family Fun Fest: Low stress day with fun activities

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) – To some families, a fun day out requires more than others. That’s why Family Hope Foundation is hosting the 5th annual Special Families Fun Fest, presented by Avalon Building Concepts, Saturday, October 15th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the DeltaPlex Arena.

The event provides a low-cost, low-stress day filled with fun activities perfect for the whole family of individuals with special needs, no matter their age or disability. Admission is $5.00, which includes 10 carnival game tickets and all other shows and attractions. A talented caricature artist is back this year to go along with popular draws like carnival games for all abilities, a petting zoo, adaptive bike course and the all-time favorite mime, mini music therapy sessions and a dance performance by individuals with special needs. Tickets can be purchased at the DeltaPlex Box Office before or on the day of the event.

Lara Kitts of the Family Hope Foundation, joined Maranda in studio with two friends, 11 year old Aiden and 7 year old Remi to talk all about the fun event. Activities are complemented by amenities that help individuals with special needs and their families relax and enjoy the day, including volunteers at every exit for safety, a sensory room for regulation, barrier-free access and a quiet room. Guests can also find information from community organizations offering products and services specifically designed for individuals with special needs. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available.


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