Special Needs Carnival and Wheelchair Wash

Jacob Stone with NuMotion cleans a wheelchair during last year’s event. (Matt McKean - Tennessee Valley Media)

FLORENCE - Muscle Shoals Children’s Rehabilitation Service is hosting its 5th annual “Special Needs Carnival and Wheelchair Wash” on Tuesday, July 30 from 11am-1pm at the Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum - inside to beat the heat! This exciting event offers all children with special healthcare needs and their families the opportunity for a fun-filled day. Children do not have to be enrolled in CRS services to participate in the event. The event is FREE and will include carnival games, door prizes, free food and drinks. Based on the turnout over the last couple years, we expect around 300 children and families.

The wheelchair wash is available for children AND adults and they do not have to be CRS clients. For the wheelchair wash, we ask that they contact CRS at 256-381-4047 to make an appointment.

Community agencies invited to set up and provide information about their agency and resources available within the community. There is no charge to set up an exhibit.

It is requested that each agency plan a small activity (a carnival game, coloring, etc) to take place at their table. Tables and chairs will be furnished.

Let call or email if you will need to be near an outlet. Food and snacks will be provided for all volunteers, exhibitors, and participants! Please email Kimberly.wright@rehab.alabama.gov or call 256-381-4047 to reserve your space.