Fun event planned for children with disabilities

Published 10:32 am Friday, July 25, 2014

FRANKLIN—Children with disabilities will be treated to a day of fun and games on Saturday for the inaugural Summer-Time Blast 2014. At the same time, parents will have an opportunity to network and collect information on resources that could be helpful for they and their children.

Tenecia Brown-Shearin of Total Business and Personal Service LLC in Courtland initiated the event.

“I work with the elderly and disabled. I also have a couple of kids I work with. Some have cerebal palsy, down’s syndrome or autism, or even childhood cancers, such leukemia,” she said. “They get personal care services.

“I noticed sometimes parents get frustrated that they can’t find activities for their children.”

Brown-Shearin began to organize a project where such families can socialize with others in similar circumstances “and they wouldn’t feel out of place.

The event takes place at the Martin Luther King Center on Oak Street in Franklin, and lasts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Music, tabletop games, bowling, arts and crafts, face painting, popcorn, sno-cones, hot dogs and drinks will be featured along with Vendors for people resources showing different benefits available.

Two families plan to come all the way from Suffolk for their children to participate.

For more details, call Brown-Shearin at 556-6390.