With the warm weather turning cold and fall slowly turning to winter, everyone here at PAC has been re-energized by the success of the last few events we’ve had the pleasure of putting on in the community. All of our PAC events are family friendly, inclusive good times, with lots to do for the kids and mom and dad as well. We do our best to make these events the best they can be, but it’s the amazing families that attend that make these truly special events. We were lucky enough to have three events over the past few weeks and we are proud to say all of them were big successes.
Our Pancake Pajama Breakfast, which was the first of three events in the span of a month, was a delicious good time! Families were treated to a morning of cartoons, crafts, fun, and a delicious flipping, flying pancake show provided by Chris Cakes. Hosted at the beautiful MISD building, parents could sit, relax, and converse with each other as kids watched strolling magic shows, got their face painted, or visited one of our craft tables. We were so grateful to have so many wonderful volunteers and sponsors who helped make this one of our best events ever!
Our Splish-Splash Swim event helped bring a little bit of summer back into the closing days of fall. Attendees were treated to exclusive access to the Macomb Township Parks and Recreation’s swim facility including water slides, the lazy river, and pools of all kinds. Families were also treated to a hospitality room where they could warm up, dry off, and enjoy some healthy snacks generously provided by 7-11 and Macomb Country Sheriff Wickersham. Our first swimming event brought big smiles, lots of laughter, and an all around good time and we can’t wait to put on another one.
Halloween can be a spooky and scary time for any kid, but PAC set out to make this Halloween one that families will never forget. Kids were treated to a fantastic evening of treats, games, and one-of-a-kind crafts. Local businesses and PAC volunteers helped us set up our Trick-O-Treat Town, where kids could walk from station to station and fill their Halloween bags with all kinds of delicious treats. Kids also had the opportunity to get creative and decorate pumpkins that they were able to take home and show their families. Slides and Bouncers helped round out the party, and all of the superheros, cartoon characters, and animals left full, happy, and with a full bag of candy. This was an AMAZING event, and we look forward to having our next Halloween Party in our PAC facility.
With the year coming to a close, we are looking forward to tons of awesome PAC events in the coming year, staring with our After Glow Autism Affair at Goodnight Gracie’s (Royal Oak) in February. Make sure to check AutisticPlayPlace.org for all upcoming announcements about future events.
All of these events would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors, volunteers, and families who attended. This core group, this community, is what makes PAC special and we consider ourselves lucky to have the opportunity to partner with them now and in the future. THANK YOU to all who help make our events special and helping us achieve our goal of building a one of a kind Play-Place for Autistic Children.