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NEWS BRIEF: Sandy Springs gets kudos for disabled kids event

Parks and Recreation Dept wins award

City Of Sandy Springs Dino Hunt
Photo credit: Courtesy City of Sandy Springs
The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association has given an award to the city of Sandy Springs and its recreation department for an event held last spring for children with disabilities. The Dino Egg Hunt, a free, dinosaur-inspired egg hunt at Morgan Falls Overlook Park on April 3 “was a family event where children with disabilities and their siblings could participate, interact with each other and create a sense of community,” said Mayor Rusty Paul. “I couldn’t be happier that our Recreation and Parks department was recognized for their efforts.” Staff monitored the event for safety and accommodated children in wheelchairs. Carnival games and dinosaur-themed inflatables were part of the fun. The city has a similar event lined up: the Movie Night for Children with Disabilities is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. at City Springs. For more information, go to sandyspringsga.gov