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Catfish Festival Hosts Special Friends Day

While many people from the community get to experience festivals every year, those with special needs don’t always get the opportunity.

The Butler County Chamber of Commerce made it possible this year with the first ever Special Friends Day. The event was held on Wednesday, July 3 in conjunction with Butler County Schools, Positive Directions and Bowling Green Parks & Rec.

The event gave first access to the park for those with special needs to experience the festival and rides before the festivities began for the public on Thursday.

Festival Chairman Robin Johnson said they wanted to give those with special needs a chance to take part in these kinds of activities.

“We wanted involvement for individuals that may not be able to have the opportunity,” Johnson said.

A meal was provided to all of those in attendance by Up In Smoke Catering.

A dance routine was performed by the Rockerz dancing team from the Down Syndrome of South Central Kentucky Organization.

Some of the organizations in attendance included the Buddy House and Morgantown Care and Rehab. Sponsors of the event included Beech Tree News, Butler County Family Care, Marks Amusements and Up In Smoke Catering.

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