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Nut Clubbers treat kids with special needs to a day of fun

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Along with the food, rides and games are a huge attraction, especially for the children. 

With so much going on, it's not always easy for some kids to enjoy the fun. That's why the West Side Nut Club makes it a point to organize a special day for those special kids.

375 kids with special needs were soaking up all the Fall Festival has to offer on Tuesday. 

It took 28 buses to take all those kids down to Franklin Street. Just because they may not do things they way other kids do, don't think they don't still have a great time here at the Fall Festival.

West sider Alisha Didia has two very special kids who look forward to the Fall Festival. 15-year-old Nicolas and seven-year-old Sophie.

Both kids have muscular dystrophy, which can make navigating and participating tough. 

But on Tuesday, Alisha says, "This is a perfect time for them to come down and play games, ride rides and not have any restrictions."

2nd year Nut Clubber Brandon Julian had the honor of spending the day with the Alisha's kids. He was one of the many volunteers making all this fun possible.  

"My job down here is to give a helping hand and to help these kids smile. Just to be here for 'em," Brandon says.

Despite the many challenges these children face, Tuesday is all about living it up and carrying on a more than 20-year Fall Festival tradition.

"It's special seeing all the smiles and the hugs that everybody gets. It's excellent being down here," Brandon says.

After all those rides and games, Special Kids Day wrapped up with lunch. The Nut Club is very thankful, they tell 14 News, for the help of the VFW, Schnuck's, and the ride company at the festival, Mid American Shows.

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