Submitted by: Holly Henry, VFES Director of Communications
Contact Info: 610.296.6725 x342, firstname.lastname@example.org
For Release May 21, 2012
Local Businesses Join Forces to Make First Community Day
at Valley Forge Educational Services a Great Success
.…Paoli, PA –The first “Community Day” for Valley Forge Educational Services (www.vfes.net) on May 19th welcomed more than 300 families, local businesses and Senator Andy Dinniman (PA Senate-District 19) to campus for a day of fun, music, food and sensory-friendly activities for children with special needs.
Over 50 local businesses contributed to Community Day festivities through in-kind sponsorships including food and beverages, and basket raffle donations.
“We were honored by the support of so many local businesses and Senator Dinniman on our first Community Day event. We look forward to building new relationships with local business and community partners as we strive to enhance the quality of life for families with special needs,” said James Kirkpatrick, CFO/Acting CEO, Valley Forge Educational Services.
Senator Dinniman and his dog Henry are welcomed to VFES Community Day by Frank Tait (VFES Board Chair) and Jim Kirkpatrick (CFO/Acting CEO).
Judy Gretz of Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy watches while families pet and groom her horse at VFES Community Day.
Members of The Vanguard School Rock Band provide lively entertainment at VFES Community Day.
Tredyffrin Public Libraries was one of over 50 local businesses supporting VFES Community Day.
Families enjoy a free barbecue lunch courtesy of local businesses that donated food and beverages.
Excitement mounted during the basket raffle drawing at VFES Community Day. Local businesses generously contributed items and gift certificates.
Matt Cadabra magically transforms a young girl into a bunny at VFES Community Day.
Catch a glimpse of Community Day by watching a short video.
About Valley Forge Educational Services (VFES)
Valley Forge Educational Services (VFES) offers a wide variety of educational services focused on guiding young children, adolescents, and post high school (18-21) learners to independence. VFES provides educational programs and offers clinical services through its programs at The Vanguard School, Vanguard Transition Center, The Luma Center™ for Development and Learning and Summer Matters™. Dedicated to improving specialized education, VFES offers innovative research and advanced practices through its own programs and outreach programs for professional development and parent education. For more information on Valley Forge Educational Services, please visit www.vfes.net.