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The Arc’s Sunshine Saturday returns to Central Park in Sylacauga


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – This weekend, the annual Sunshine Saturday event hosted by The Arc of South Talladega County returns.

Taking place at Central Park across the street from Blue Bell Creameries in Sylacauga, Sunshine Saturday is a jam-packed festival meant for all ages to enjoy.

From 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on May 7, attendees can participate in fun activities such as inflatable rides and axe throwing to dunk booths and face painting.

“We are so excited,” said South Talladega County chapter of The Arc Executive Director Leah Allen. “This one’s going to be bigger than last year.

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, you can also find a number of gift options to choose from including flowers and jewelry. There will more than likely be other great gift ideas to check out as over 50 vendors will be set up at Central Park on Saturday.

Additionally, The Arc will be giving away pet food to all Talladega and Coosa County residents while supplies last.

All proceeds from vendor booths or tickets for rides will go towards benefitting The Arc.

The Arc is a non-profit organization, and its primary objective is to help those with disabilities. The goal is to teach these individuals life skills and help them gain independence.

The [disabled] absolutely love Sunshine Saturday,” said Allen. “One of our participants, he’ll be at the water booth. You’ll have to come say hello to Mark. He is a staple in the south end of this community. A lot of people know him from Childersburg and Sylacauga. They just enjoy the environment, being around people, and knowing that it helps [The Arc] center.”

The proceeds go towards providing The Arc members exciting life opportunities to purchasing supplies necessary to teach them to even buying gas for the bus that picks them up and takes them to the center.

“This area is just so incredibly giving to our center,” Allen expressed.

For more information about The Arc, you can visit

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