Lighthouse of Broward Hosts Fall Festival for Blind/Visually Impaired Kids

Isabelle, a client of the Lighthouse of Broward, holds a bunny.
A volunteer paints Daniel’s face.

By Cindy Schutt    

Approximately 80 children who are blind or visually impaired – including beautiful princesses, impressive Power Rangers, adorable Minions, scary skeletons, jammin’ rock stars, and an army of superheroes – recently enjoyed a special Fall Festival celebration at the Lighthouse of Broward.

Children, ages 3 to 12, and their families had a great time interacting with the animals at the petting zoo, navigating an inflatable petting zoo, riding ponies, scaling the rock-climbing wall, decorating cookies, enjoying cotton candy, and playing games.

Thirty-five parents attended the event with their children and were delighted that their children were having such a great time.

“Parents were so grateful to have a safe space for their blind and visually impaired child to play, socialize and have a blast,” said Ellyn Drotzer, Lighthouse of Broward president and CEO.  “This year’s Fall Festival truly was the best ever, thanks to our many volunteers, strong staff support and, of course, our fabulous sponsors.”

 

Emilio with inflatable clown

The Lighthouse of Broward is extremely grateful for its Fall Festival sponsors, including American National Bank, Century Metal & Supplies, Sajdera Law Firm and Toothacker.org.  American Heritage School pre-med and pre-engineering students as well as Broward College students came out to volunteer at the event.

Joshua climbs wall
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