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Stories of Impact

Youth Fall Fest 2020

We check our two special needs girls to the drive-thru Halloween event. Our oldest, Skyler who is 14 and is autistic had been completely upset that there was no trick-or-treating. She starts the first of October looking for the pumpkins to come to Cypress United Methodist Church so we can go to the pumpkin patch and then wait and wait for Halloween and trick-or-treating.

"It was a wonderful event, especially when the community really needed a boost at Halloween and considering it was the first time that type of event had been handled."

​We were thrilled that even after being out in the heat the whole day the volunteers were still happy and enthusiastic as each new car pulled up. It must have been a very long day for those volunteers but their spirits were so high and they were so good with the girls. At each stop the people talked to them and commented on their costumes and gave them candy or other goodies. The little one, Brooke, who is nine years old and has intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and ADHD was thrilled to get ice cream and Skyler was stunned to find out that she got a burger. The first thing she told her grandfather when we came in the door was I got a burger for trick or treat. Then she showed him all the candy and goodies she had received.

-Children Like Loni Parent

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