Special adventures

Published 12:01 am Saturday, April 28, 2012

Raylen Slay, an Andalusia Middle School student, poses with Andy the Bulldog.

It was a special day for special adventures as some 75 special needs students in the county’s three school systems participated in the first ever “Special Adventures Day.”

Held at Florala High School, students participated in everything from the 100-yard dask to a beanbag toss while enjoying face painting, a bounce house, looks inside emergency response vehicles, and of course, snacks.

Each participant received a medal for participation.

“You can’t describe the looks of accomplishment on these children’s faces until you see it for yourself,” said County Special Ed Coordinator Kelly McCollough. “Next year, we hope to rotate the location and increase participation from each of our schools.”

Sponsors for the event were Southeast Alabama Gas District, HT Hackney, J&B Advertising, Larry’s BBQ, Massey Automotive, Palmer and Sons’ Collision Center, Pharm-A-Care and Winn Dixie.

Special thanks to the Peer Helpers from Andalusia City Schools, Covington County Schools and Opp City Schools.

For additional photos, see Page 1B of the Sat., April 28, 2012, edition