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Tickets Available for Parents of Special Children’s Jamboree

Tickets are now available for the 12th Annual Jamboree Fundraiser to benefit Parents of Special Children, Inc.

The event will be held on May 19 from noon until 4 p.m. (with dinners served until 3 p.m.) at the Scriba Fire Department.

From left are: Jake, Claudia and Alex Chetney, helping Parents of Special Children get ready for the 12th Annual Chicken Jamboree.
From left are: Jake, Claudia and Alex Chetney, helping Parents of Special Children get ready for the 12th Annual Chicken Jamboree.

The family event, which will include a chicken BBQ, entertainment by Jammin’ Beats, door prizes, 50/50 raffles, games and crafts for kids, is organized by the Parents of Special Children staff and board members.

In addition, the agency is selling raffle tickets for a beautiful handmade quilt that was donated for the jamboree.

Parents of Special Children is a 25-year-old not-for-profit community agency that provides supportive services to families raising children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Services include respite care, caregiver reimbursement; assistance with special requests and advocacy.  The agency hosts a local support group for parents of individuals with a developmental disability called Family Connections – Strengthening Families Touched by Special Needs.

PSC has also recently started “Doing It Our Way,” which is a new program of special activities for their families.

Sessions have included cheerleading, dance and basketball, with soccer and T-ball coming in the near future.

The agency is supported by the New York State Office of People with Developmental Disabilities.

The jamboree is the major fundraiser for the agency each year.

“The jamboree has greatly impacted the lives of parents and children served by our agency,” noted program coordinator Marie Smith.

Advance sale tickets can be purchased for $10 each and can be purchased by calling the Parents of Special Children Inc. office at 598-7672.

Dine in or take out is available.

Tickets will be sold at the door for $12 each.