Oconee-based nonprofit Extra Special People to host free fall festival
WATKINSVILLE, Ga., Oct. 20 — Unlike the mummies at the Extra Special People haunted house, the fall festival hosted by ESP is one thing that is not kept under wraps.
On Oct. 20., Extra Special People, Inc. (ESP) will host a fall festival at the ESP building for children with disabilities in the Watkinsville area and surrounding counties in Northeast Georgia. All children with disabilities and their families are welcome to participate in the free Halloween experience. Being involved in ESP programs is not a requirement in order to partake in the event.
The festival will run from 5 to 8 p.m. at the ESP building where a variety of activities will be available for participants. Children can enjoy a photo booth, hayrides, cupcake decorating, face painting, a cakewalk, karaoke, a haunted house and much more at no cost. Dinner will be provided, and costumes are encouraged.
“We really want to provide a safe place for children with disabilities and their families to have fun,” said Communications and Special Events Coordinator Jordan Beaman. “We have planned some fun events that all members of the family will enjoy in a stress-free environment.”
Families who participate in the festival have the option to be paired with a volunteer for the night. Volunteers from a variety of organizations including Special Olympics at UGA, UGAutism, Junior League and Oconee High School will be present to lead activities, help children participate in games and direct families in where to go.
For additional information, contact Jordan Beaman at firstname.lastname@example.org.