A special time: Day evokes smiles for all involved
A county fair can be fun — there’s rides, food and all manner of lights, sounds and lots of people.
But what if big crowds are outside your comfort zone?
What if you’re sensitive to bright, flashing lights and loud noises? And what if you still want to ride the rides and just enjoy the fair like anybody else?
That’s a challenge that individuals with special needs and their families face every fair season.
But thanks to the Special Kids Day program Thursday, dozens of people with special needs — many of them children — and their families got to enjoy the rides for free at the Western Michigan Fair before the midway opened and the crowds arrived.
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