The Fall Dinner and Dance is a chance for adults with special needs from local group homes and members of OPTIONS to have a night out. They dress in costume and enjoy a night of dancing, socializing, food, pictures and face painting with Roomie the lion, Southeastern’s cheerleaders and volunteers from Southeastern’s student organizations.
Heather Mills, member of Kappa Delta Pi, said “The Fall Dinner and Dance is KDP’s major event of the fall semester.” “This is our main way of giving back to our fabulous OPTIONS employees at Southeastern.”
OPTIONS is a non-profit organization that helps people with disabilities live and work in the community, and some of their members work on Southeastern’s campus. The OPTIONS workers maintain Southeastern’s Teacher Education Center, and look forward to the Fall Dinner and Dance.
“They are always asking me if it is Halloween yet.” said Dr. Colleen Klein – Ezell.
Student organizations and individuals are invited to volunteer for the Fall Dinner and Dance.
Pamela Jugan, a graduate student and vice president of SCEC said “A person should volunteer for this special occasion, because you are helping adults with special needs have the time of their life.”
Volunteers decorate the gym, greet guests, dance, face paint, serve food, photograph and clean the gym after the dance.
Jugan, said “This event brings joy and huge smiles to these adults and I for one love to help make that happen.”
Volunteers can sign up at http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OptionsDance.