Posted Online: Nov. 27, 2012, 10:48 am

The IL/IA Center for Independent Living holiday carnival

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Press release submitted by The IL/IA Center for Independent Living


The IL/IA Center for Independent Living [IICIL] will be hosting our 13th Annual Holiday Carnival for Children with Disabilities & their siblings on Saturday, December 8, 2012. This event is open to all children with disabilities and their siblings in Rock Island, Mercer and Henry Counties in IL and Scott, Clinton, & Muscatine Counties in Iowa.
We will also be hosting a special day at Horace Mann School on Dec 7, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. This allows for children that would not be able to cone on the weekend to enjoy the festivities.
The holiday carnival is geared toward children with disabilities and their families. There will be a totally accessible Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus that will pass out toys to the children. There will be craft activities, Christmas videos, games, and food for everyone to enjoy. A number of activities are designed around themes displayed in each office such as: Reindeer Barn, Snowman Village, Christmas Tree Forest, Grandma's Kitchen, Santa's Fishing Pond and even Sugar Plum Café.
Each year this event becomes more of a success; last year we had approximately 225 children present. It is a great opportunity for children with disabilities to be able to participate in accessible activities with their families.
The IL/IA Center for Independent Living IICIL] is a non-residential, non- profit organization - serving people with disabilities. The mission of the IICIL is to create and maintain independence options for people with disabilities by advocating for civil rights, providing services, and promoting full participation of the disabled.

The Holiday Carnival will take place at the IICIL, 3708 11th Street, Rock Island, IL
From 11 am. to 3pm.