This weekend, a center for adults with special needs will host its first-ever dance.
Officials with Creative Enterprises Forsyth will host Spring Fling from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, the first dance to be held by the organization.
“It’s going to be a casual dance,” said Director Lisa Bennett. “We’re inviting anyone in the community who is high school or above to come to the dance.”
Bennett said the event was free and would include a DJ, food and a lot of fun.
She said clients at the center are excited and have been preparing for the dance this week.
“Our thing this week has been dancing, of course, and sort of learning new dances,” Bennett said. “They want to do their own dances, but we want to teach them other dance as well, maybe how to appropriately slow dance to slow music.”
Bennett said she hopes to hold more dances in the future.
“For our clients, they need to have these social outing and social events,” she said. “We want them to have them at places they are comfortable at. That’s why we’re having it at Creative. I feel like it goes along with our mission, and that’s making them social appropriate and contributing members of society.”
The dance coincides with a fundraising effort from the group to purchase a new van for the program. The fundraiser will allow donors to donate by picking a square on a board ranging from $1 to $77.
“We are asking that they contribute if they want to,” Bennett said. “We’ve gotten several donations so far … We are desperately trying to get a bus for the clients to use.”
She said the group is about $8,000 from their goal.
Bennett said those interested in attending the dance should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and those who want to volunteer or donate can contact her at email@example.com.