Sunday, July 3, 2022

Virginia Living Museum to host a night of activities for families with disabled children

VersAbility Resources will host it's third annual City Serve Day on Friday. (WYDaily/Courtesy of VersAbility Resources)
VersAbility Resources will host it’s third annual City Serve Day on Friday. (WYDaily/Courtesy of VersAbility Resources)

The Virginia Living Museum is opening its doors Friday evening for families with disabled children.

VersAbility Resources, a nonprofit that provides services and resources for disabled persons, will host the third annual City Serve Day from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the museum, which is at 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. in Newport News.

The event includes activities from touch tanks to scavenger hunts to face painting,  said Margarita Jerla of VersAbility Resources.

“Many families are looking for a way to become a little more integrated in the community, and sometimes it’s difficult to go out and enjoy the same types of activities without having any issues,” Jerla said. “We provide a space where everybody understands. We all know what’s going on and know how to help you out.”

Past events have drawn about 300 families, Jerla said. This year there will be volunteers from Waters Edge Church to help guide activities and provide information about resources for families with disabled children.

“With us it’s okay, there’s no judging,” Jerla said. “It’s just a time for them to have space and support.”

Children up to age 22 are welcome and must bring a parent or guardian. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit VersAbility online.

Alexa Doironhttp://wydaily.com
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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