The Knights of Columbus Council 3187 has announced that they will be holding their third annual Special Needs Social on Thursday, February 20th, hosted by special needs ambassadors from the Center for Vocational Rehabilitation (CVR), and presented from 6 to 8pm at the Knights Hall in Fair Haven.

During the event, which is funded by the Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation (JDMF) and held as part of an ongoing collaborative initiative to increase the socialization opportunities for people with special needs in central New Jersey, In addition to live music, dancing and light refreshments, KellyKares will be providing sensory-friendly activities and games.

“From the beginning our goal has been to create sustained social opportunities for individuals with special needs in our area,” said Travis Johnson, Marketing and Activities Coordinator at CVR.

“It started with the Knights of Columbus Council 3187 graciously donating their hall and supporting us with volunteers. It has been fueled by the special needs CVR Ambassadors taking such pride in setting up the events. Now, with the continued financial support of the Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation, we are able to plan more exciting events in the coming months. Also, Kelly Booth, founder of KellyKares, will be taking over as director of our socials held at the Knights Hall in Fair Haven, which will allow us to expand even more.”

“Our council has been excited about the continued growth of these events,” said Mile Svikhart, President of Knights of Columbus Council 3187. “The amazing support by our members is a testament to the type of men that make up Council 3187. Our fellow Knights contribute time, donations and compassion to each social and we look forward to continuing to do so in the future.”

Entry is free and open to people with special needs (15 and over). Space is limited, RSVP is preferred by Monday, February 17. For more info or to RSVP to this event, please contact Travis Johnson via e-mail: tjohnson@cvrus.org or phone (732)544-1800 ext. 230.