VALDOSTA – Not able to host its Valentine’s Day social for its clients with special needs, the parks and rec authority found an alternative.
Annually, the therapeutics department of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority hosts a social for the Young Adult Club, a program that was started more than 15 years ago for teenagers and adults with special needs.
The social takes place the second Thursday of February.
Due to the pandemic, the authority adjusted its yearly observance by donating Valentine’s Day gift bags to club members Thursday. The recipients retrieved the bags from the authority’s main office.
“We have missed our YAC members and wanted to let them know that they are loved,” Tammy Crosby, therapeutics coordinator, said. “Even through this pandemic, we are doing everything we can to stay engaged and provide fun activities.”
She said she hand wrote 150 post cards for club members. The