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Mayfest is this weekend. The annual plant sale benefits Rappahannock Adult Activities for people with intellectual disabilities. Here are the details:
Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 750 Kings Highway in Stafford County (approximately 3 miles East of the Chatham Bridge)
A breakfast served by RACSB Support Coordinators will be held from 9-10 a.m.
Mayfest is a day of celebration for RAAI participants and their families as well as members of the community. It’s a day of family fun with entertainment, bake sale, food, raffle prizes, silent auction, plant sales, and most importantly support of adults with intellectual disabilities. Performers include: Rappahannock Area Kids on the Block; Dixie Bells and Company; Kelly and Cates Bell Ringers; “Sounds of Silence” with Becky Bennett, singer Bob Williams; country singer J.D. Dulin; and First Class Country with Donnie Stevens. Additional activities include the Fredericksburg barrel train, White Oak fire truck, and Falmouth Rescue truck. To view the items available through the silent auction and raffle, please visit www.celebratemayfest.com The grand raffle prize is $500 cash.
RAAI has provided day support services to adults with intellectual disabilities in their home communities for more than 30 years. Their services help keep individuals out of institutional settings and allow caregivers respite from care responsibilities.
Mayfest is RAAI’s annual fundraiser. All proceeds provide scholarships to allow participants without funding the opportunity to attend RAAI. According to Jim Gillespie, RACSB Community Support Services Coordinator, “In our tough economic times, day support programs are even more important to individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families. With a person-centered focus, RAAI provides a safe, community-based program for adults to attend and allows families to work. ”
For details, visit www.celebratemayfest.com