Fall Fling to benefit disabled students

Published 7:19 pm Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The sound of laughter, music and remote control airplanes will fill the air Oct. 2 at Veterans’ Park on Highway 119 as the Alabaster Parks and Recreation Department hosts the county’s third Fall Fling.

The event, held each year for Shelby County students with disabilities, this year will feature fishing, craft sessions, drum lessons and face painting.

“The event will give students a chance to participate in a variety of activities outside of a school setting while having fun and making new friends,” said Alicia Walters, a certified therapeutic recreation specialist with the Alabaster Parks and Recreation Department.

Members of the Alabaster Radio Control Association also will provide demonstrations of some of their newest remote control planes.

The event will be held at the park Friday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. until noon. Last year, the free event drew more than 200 students.

“We are excited to host this event,” Walters said. “This is a privilege for us to host this event each year, and we love working with children with disabilities.”

To volunteer or obtain more information about the event, call the Alabaster Parks and Recreation office at 664-6840 or visit www.cityofalabaster.com.