HPU Students Host Valentine’s Day Dance for Individuals with Disabilities

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 14, 2018 There was plenty of love to go around at High Point University’s annual Special Populations Valentine’s Dance, held at the Morehead Recreation Center last night.

Organized by HPU’s Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) and co-hosted with High Point Parks and Recreation, individuals with disabilities and their family members enjoyed a community dance, games, crafts food and numerous Valentine’s-themed rooms.

“Last night’s dance was one of the largest and well-attended dances we’ve ever had,” said HPU student Erin Scerra, member of SCEC and event organizer. “Without all the volunteers and organizations that came out to help, the dance would not have been as successful as it was. The purpose of the dance is for adults with disabilities in the High Point community to come together and have fun with people who are most like them. It’s a chance for them to feel free to be themselves without judgment, and I’ve learned over the years that this dance means the world to those who attend. Seeing their faces when they come through the door makes all the work that goes into the dance worth it.”

The SCEC also hosts Halloween and Christmas celebrations during the year, which will include similar activities and invite community members to come together.

 

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