GREENVILLE—Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Darke DD) hosted its second annual Family Fun Night on Thursday evening.
The event, which was free and open to the public, featured family-friendly fun for everyone, like face paint, clowns, games, animal demonstrations and an obstacle course.
Attendees were able to meet local first responders, and to enjoy a free meal of hot dogs and various snacks.
Sue Huston, Community Connections & Advocacy Coordinator at Darke County Developmental Disabilities, said the event was a way for Darke DD to thank its community for its continued support.
“This is our way of thanking our community that supports us, and all that we do to help people with disabilities live their best lives,” she said. “We’d also like to thank all of our community partners for helping us put on such a great event.”
Additionally, Huston added that the event provided a space for the parents and families to meet each other.
“What we hear over and over again, is that many times parents feel isolated and like to connect with other parents who’s child has a disability,” she said. “We offered this event as a way to help parents connect. We did have some stories of some connections last year, where parents came out, and on the level of just having fun with their kiddos, got to meet other parents.”
Darke DD extended thanks to the following partners: Scott Family McDonald’s, Brethren Retirement Community, The Merchant House, Taco Bell, JT’s Brew & Grill, Zechar Bailey Funeral Homes, EUM Church, Tribute Funeral Homes, Resthaven Rehab and Skilled Health Care, Versailles Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Teri Robbins, Karen Herold Sink, Anthony Wayne Preschool, Paula Laney, Lauren Warner, Matthew Strickland, Tom and Alice Messer, Greenville Police Department, Darke County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville Fire Department, Greenville Area Dog Club, Kona Ice of Troy, DeColores Montessori School, Becky Duseck, Melanie Miller and Lizzy Shaffer.
For any questions regarding Darke DD, contact Huston at firstname.lastname@example.org.