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Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities Holds Third Annual Community Carnival on Saturday, March 3
March 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
In celebration of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, the Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (GCBDD) invites community members to its free community carnival on March 3rd, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Metzenbaum Center. The Metzenbaum Center is located at 8200 Cedar Road in Chesterland.
This is the third year of the annual carnival. GCBDD provides free food, games and prizes.
“We encourage community members to come out and enjoy this free event,” said GCBDD Superintendent Don Rice. “It is sure to be a fun event for the whole family.”
Food options include hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks. Carnival favorites such as popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones will also be available.
There will be over 40 different games available for community members to play, including traditional carnival games like darts, balloon break and the milk bottle knock down. With some luck, participants will receive tickets for the games they win, which they can exchange for a prize of their choice.
“Last year, we had 530 community members attend the carnival. We hope to build upon this success with this year’s event,” said Rice. “The carnival provides us an opportunity to celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness month and continue to promote our goal of helping individuals live, earn and learn in their own community.”
GCBDD is in need of volunteers to help facilitate event. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Janice Chesnes, community connection coordinator at 440-729-9406, ext. 1512 or [email protected].
For more information about the GCBDD, visit Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
About the Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
The Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, known as The Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Center, was founded in 1966 to provide services and support to individuals in Geauga County who have developmental disabilities. Today, our main priority continues to be enhancing those individuals’ lives through our services. The Metzenbaum Center currently supports more than 800 individuals and their families in Geauga County by helping them live, learn and earn in our community.