By Sophie Pappas
On Friday, Sept. 5, the Lions Club is hosting the annual VIP Carnival for kids and families with special needs.
These kids with special needs are “Very Important People,” according to the club members.
The goal of this event is to provide families of children with special needs a friendly environment where kids can be kids and enjoy the American tradition of carnivals.
This carnival is a stress free event without the emotional or physical drain on parents who might worry if my kids will fit in, or can physically cope in a chaotic environment.
It is a free event so that no additional financial burden is placed on the family whose goal should be simply to enjoy a family night out. Participants will leave Lions Park with a feeling of having fun, but more importantly – feeling like they belonged.
It is an evening of fun, rides, and smiles. The spectacular night includes dinner for the entire family and wristbands for two – to enjoy unlimited free access to all the rides at the Fall Festival carnival in Lions Park. The VIP carnival includes dinner, train rides, games and fun.
Extra professionally trained staff will be present to assist in helping kids on rides. These designated riders will be roaming the carnival to ride the rides along with the VIPs. Look for the yellow shirts saying “Designated Rider.”
To learn more about the VIP event or to register your family, visit www.eventbrite.com and search “VIP Carnival.”