Children’s Rehabilitation Service offices throughout the state have hosted a number of family-focused events this summer.
In Opelika, families from Chambers, Lee, Macon, Montgomery, Randolph, Russell, and Tallapoosa, counties celebrated the end of the school year at the School’s Out Bash. The annual event – jointly sponsored by Opelika CRS, VRS, Computer Services, and the Lee County Achievement Center – featured music, food, resources, entertainment, and fun activities.
On the other side of the state, staff from the Bank of Tuscaloosa volunteered to clean wheelchairs as part of the United Way Day of Action.
In north Alabama, the Huntsville CRS office sponsored the Summer Blast, with state Rep. Bill Holtzclaw (R-Madison) stopping by to visit with CRS staff and the children and families in attendance. The event included wheelchair washes and tuneups, food, games, therapeutic animals, art and crafts, and door prizes.
Families from the Shoals area braved excessive heat to attend the 3rd Annual Special Needs Carnival, which featured carnival games, train rides, food, and a dozen exhibitors.