A festival for kids and adults with disabilities is coming to the Tri-Counties
The inaugural Make ‘m Smile festival aims to bring a day of celebration to an underserved community.
It’s billed as the biggest party and being hosted by Nathanial’s Hope — a non-profit which helps to bring a respite care program for kids in Ventura County with special needs and their siblings.
It’s the first time for the Make ‘m Smile Festival at America’s Teaching Zoo in Moorpark.
"We are celebrating kids and adults with special needs in our community," Mara Rodriguez, the zoo’s development coordinator, told KCLU.
"We are proud to bring awareness to the many things this population deals with and at the same time bring them... entertaining them... and making them feel special," she said.
It takes place on Saturday August 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.