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Friday, June 22, 2012

Barbizon Midwest Lends a Helping Hand at the Illinois Special Olympics!

Barbizon Midwest is continuing their fun summer this weekend at the Illinois Special Olympics, where they will be volunteering for the Family Festival, following their work with the Gold Medal Fashion Show Extravaganza!  The mission of the Special Olympics, according to their website, is "to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities..."  Barbizon's Family Festival volunteers will be helping on Saturday, June 23 with a day of fun, food, family and friends!  There will be games, crafts, music, dancing and lunch as the coaches, athletes and their families all get to know each other and have some fun with a break from competing in events.  There were also more volunteers who helped with the Gold Medal Fashion Show Extravaganza in April, where the athletes get a chance to be models for a day!

At the annual fashion show, Barbizon coaches teach the participants how to walk and turn on the catwalk, and the models love the professional advice and getting to wear great new outfits!  The Special Olympics is exciting and memorable not only for the athletes, but also for the great volunteers coming from Barbizon Midwest.  Barbizon's admirable volunteers are sure to have a weekend filled with fun, success and community!