Sensory Friendly Activities Make Fair Accessible

The St. Clair County 4-H Fair at Goodells County Park wrapped up Saturday evening, but the impact will go far beyond the event. With many youth participating, the life skills and memories made are something that will last for years to come. This year, the fair also held new programs and initiatives. The  4-H with partners put on “Pigs with a Purpose” that benefited Mid City Nutrition, and on Wednesday, part of the day was reserved for children with special needs. A majority of RESA’s Woodland’s students attended the special fair day, and they were joined by county students participating in the LINK program. Woodland social worker Rory Ayotte said, “It was great for the students because all of the lights and music that we see typically at carnivals were turned off, allowing the students to not be impacted by sensory overload.”