Collaborating to provide a special day

La Crosse, WI (WXOW) – An afternoon of fun at Copeland Park on Saturday for the La Crosse Kiwanis Club’s annual Special Day For Special People. 

The 40-year-old event features a collaborative effort between La Crosse organizations to provide a day of activities for people with disabilities.

Members of Aquinas High School’s IMPACT program spent their Saturday with attendees volunteering their time to provide a smiling face, and a friend to spend time with.

“So far today I’ve gone on the hayride and played bingo,” Brooke Langen, Aquinas IMPACT member elaborates, “it’s just so fun to be able to talk to them and just see how we can brighten up their day by them having someone to hang out with and talk to, it just brings a lot of joy to me,” Langen says.

Helping to put a smile on attendees face, while they enjoy the various activities throughout the special day.

“We have bingo later this afternoon, we have live music this is a day just to have fun. We can do whatever we want today, and it’s a beautiful day,” Carol Porath, Chair of Special Day For Special People describes.

“The weather is perfect, we have food going out, hot dogs, chips, cookies,” Porath adds. 

Aptiv, La Crosse Fire and Police Departments along with many other organizations spent time at the event.

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