Reprinted from KilgoreNewsHerald.com, Oct. 17, 2015 edition
District 7 Rep. David Simpson prepared the following Resolution to honor the planners behind the 2015 Special Abilities Family Fun Event, held Sept. 18-19 in downtown Kilgore, presented Tuesday night during the Kilgore City Council’s regular meeting.
Previously, Simpson presented commemorative Texas State Capitol flags to Kilgore Fire Chief Johnny Bellows and 2015 SAFFE Ambassador Judie Moffett during the event’s Friday night performance Sept. 18 at First Baptist Church of Kilgore.
WHEREAS, The fourth annual Special abilities Family Fun Event, which took place in Kilgore on September 18 and 19, 2015, drew thousands of East Texans for two days filled with games, activities, and entertainment; and
WHEREAS, Uniquely designed for children and adults with special needs and their families or caregivers, the free event featured such attractions as bounce houses, face painting, photo booths, and an obstacle course, as well as shows by award-winning artist Richard High and Chagy the Clown; and
WHEREAS, SAFFE was hosted this year by the Kilgore Fire Department and the City of Kilgore, and in keeping with the “everyday heroes” theme chosen for the occasion, superhero capes and T-shirts were given away to more than 1,000 attendees; in addition, the real-life heroes from several area fire departments lent their support to the festivities by offering fire truck rides, rescue demonstrations, and other activities intended to promote fire safety awareness; and
WHEREAS, Year after year, the Special abilities Family Fun Event provides families with the opportunity to set aside their daily concerns and create memories that will last a lifetime, and it is a pleasure to recognize all those who have contributed to the success of this truly worthwhile endeavor; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the 2015 Special Abilities Family Fun Event be commemorated and that members of the Kilgore Fire Department and the City of Kilgore be commended for their hard work and dedication in hosting the event.