On November 3, the IRC Community enjoyed a sunny autumn afternoon at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino for the 2018 IRC Fall Festival. This event connects our Consumers and their families with services available to people with developmental disabilities.
“The Fall Festival is an opportunity to connect with our community,” said IRC Community Engagement Manager CJ Cook. “It allows us to provide valuable resources and information to people with developmental disabilities and their families. Connecting families with the appropriate supports can make the world of difference. And doing that in an atmosphere where people can laugh and celebrate together is even better!”
More than 80 community agencies hosted elaborately decorated exhibitor booths to provide information about their services to festival attendees. Exhibitors also provided superhero-themed, games, activities, raffles, and giveaways at their booths.
Guests of all ages got into the superhero spirit dressing in their best Spiderman, Wonder Woman, and Incredibles costumes. There was stiff competition in both the kids and adult categories! Festival attendees were also treated to face painting, balloon animals, and inflatable maze, and a boxed lunch.
Daisy Quiroz, IRC’s Event Developer worked diligently to ensure that this event was provided to the community free of charge. This year’s festival was presented by Pathway, Inc. with additional sponsorship from In-Roads Creative Programs, California Mentor, Creating a Legacy, United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire, and the Economou Law Group.
The festival was attended by special guest Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes. Assemblymember Reyes recognized IRC with a certificate and commended us for our work in supporting people with disabilities, and their families, in the Inland Empire.
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