Amy Lindsey | GC news-GazetteThe Special Needs Disco took place Saturday, Oct. 28 at Potter's Hope.

Amy Lindsey | GC news-Gazette

The Special Needs Disco took place Saturday, Oct. 28 at Potter's Hope.

The Special Needs Disco took place Saturday, Oct. 28 at Potter's Hope.

Many people came out to have fun and get their boogie on. Several people dressed the part with their stylish '70s disco-themed clothing.

There was disco music, disco balls, strobe lights and glow sticks. Pizza and drinks were provided for all of the participants. There was also a decorated photo station so people could get their pictures taken.

Sheriff Chaffins showed up decked out in his best white leisure suit and afro wig.

According to Donna VanMeter, they like to do extra things throughout the year in addition to their annual prom so people have many opportunities to have fun with friends and family.

Dances like this one are for the citizens with special needs and their families to get together to have a good time.

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The next event will be the Holiday Happening. People with special needs and their families are invited to come see Santa and take pictures with him. There will also be music, dancing and treats. This event will take place Dec. 21 at St. Joseph Parish from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The annual Special Needs Prom will take place April 5, 2018 at Potter's Hope.

Amy Lindsey | GC news-Gazette

The Special Needs Disco took place Saturday, Oct. 28 at Potter's Hope.

Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette

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Walter Winchell and Sheriff Norman Chaffins at the Special Needs Disco.

Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette