A special Halloween Party for children with special needs proved delightfully popular with both the kids showing off their colorful costumes and their proud parents happily enjoying themselves at Deerfield Village Hall Saturday afternoon.
The first-time event was the creation of officials of West Deerfield Township, which sponsored the event. They had help from the Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Department and parents and friends of the youngsters.
“We decided to do a special party for these special children because sometimes the youngsters become intimidated, frightened or just plain overwhelmed at the elaborate Park District’s scary Halloween Hoopla, or other events meant for older children,” Township Supervisor Julie Morrison said.
As the costumed children arrived in the foyer of Village Hall they received a paper-mache jack-o-lantern to stuff candy and cookies into. The there were games and other activities for the children to play, assisted by the firefighters and volunteers from Deerfield High School and the Township.
Morrison said the event was well received by all and the Township will probably do similar events in the future.