People with special needs invited to Holiday Hoedown on Dec. 6

[NORTH CHARLESTON] – The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) strives to provide ongoing recreation and social opportunities for community members with disabilities. CCPRC invites those with special needs to a Holiday Hoedown at Wannamaker County Park on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 6 – 8 p.m.

People with special needs, along with their families and caregivers are invited to this country-style holiday event, which will take place within the park’s Cypress Hall. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best western outfits to welcome in the holiday season with a big “yee-haw!”

A DJ will be on-site to keep the hoedown rocking, and light refreshments will be served. Santa Claus, along with Mrs. Claus and Wattson, the Holiday Festival of Lights mascot, will be present to help the attendees kick off the holidays in a very merry way.

“The Holiday Hoedown started in 2012 and brings people with all abilities together to celebrate the holiday season,” said Melissa Bernhardt, festival and event coordinator for CCPRC.

Tickets are $4 in advance or $5 at the event. Advance purchase is recommended and tickets can be purchased by calling 843-795-4386.

The Holiday Hoedown is a part of CCPRC’s AccessABILITY program. CCPRC’s AccessABILITY program strives to meet the growing needs of community members with disabilities. The program provides therapeutically-based recreation offerings for people with cognitive and physical disabilities to promote physical fitness, health, wellness, increased self-esteem and greater independence. Other CCPRC AccessABILITY program events include Special Needs Swim Nights at Charleston County waterparks each summer and the Special Needs Prom, held each August.

For more information on the Holiday Hoedown, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or call 843-795-4386.

Wannamaker County Park is located at 8888 University Boulevard in North Charleston and is owned and operated by CCPRC. Charleston County Parks is celebrating 50 years in 2018! The mission of CCPRC is to improve the quality of life in Charleston County by offering a diverse system of park facilities, programs and services. The large park system features over 11,000 acres of property and includes four land parks, three beach parks, four seasonally-lifeguarded beach areas, three dog parks, two landmark fishing piers, three waterparks, a skate park, 19 boat landings, a climbing wall, a challenge course, a historic plantation site, an interpretive center, an equestrian center, cottages, a campground, a marina, as well as wedding, meeting and event facilities. The park system offers a wide variety of recreational services – festivals, camps, classes, programs, and more. For more information on CCPRC, call 843-795-4386, download the Charleston County Parks app, or visit www.charlestoncountyparks.com.