Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, members from Coffee Middle School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) volunteered their time to work and celebrate students with special needs. This event, which is named after Kayla Davis, a former special needs student in the Coffee County School System, is set aside each year to honor her memory and to offer students with special needs the opportunity to a day of fun-filled fall festival events.
Students spent the morning helping, walking with classes to different stations where kids were able to win prizes, jumping in bouncy houses, dancing and playing musical chairs. They were also able to get their faces painted, and some even had their nails painted and their hands decorated with art. FBLA members were amazed and in awe of the joy on each child’s face as they experienced each station in wonder.
Here are a few statements from the members who participated. “The smiles they had in their faces were happy,” said one member. One student remembers the joy in one little girl when she started to dance while doing the hand art by remarking that, “she asked me to dance with her.” Another student stated that, “Kayla Day would have to be one of my best experiences yet. Seeing a smile brought to their faces with delight was epic.”
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