Local Non-Profit that Aids Those with Intellectual Disabilities to Hold Halloween Bash

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Spooky ghosts, creepy ghouls and scary goblins will descend upon Dance Murfreesboro's studio off Middle Tennessee Boulevard Oct. 25 thanks to community support of a local nonprofit that aids adults with intellectual disabilities. 

Journeys in Community Living will hold its annual Fall Social and Halloween Bash for the individuals it supports from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the 730-A Middle Tennessee Boulevard dance studio owned by Volunteer Rutherford leader Becky Lanham. 

"We just want to say thank you to all of the community members and businesses that are making this event possible, especially to Dance Murfreesboro for hosting the event," said Betty McNeely, executive director of Journeys in Community Living, a 38-year-old nonprofit with a goal of helping adults with intellectual disabilities choose and realize their visions of where and how they live, work and socialize.

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“Journeys is so focused on our individuals learning work skills, finding jobs, giving back through volunteer work—it’s time for everyone just to lean back and have fun,” according to McNeely. “It's an event they look forward to every year, as this is their chance to get together with all their friends and do something really different.”

Journeys’ community members will dress up in their favorite costumes and dance to music they have chosen. There will also be cool activities, including costume and dance contests. 

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They'll arrive to the party in style thanks to Five-0 Sedan and Limousine, who will be providing free limousine rides from Journeys in Community Living's Haley Road facility to Dance Murfreesboro.

Partygoers will also get a free photograph to commemorate the night, thanks to Gordon-Ralston Photography.

Murfreesboro VIP Magazine, The Daily News Journal and WGNS radio are media sponsors of the event. 

Several other wonderful sponsors have also made this special event possible, including MidSouth Bank, State Farm Agent Andy Womack, State Rep. Mike Sparks, Justin Grierson, Verizon, Gabriel Fancher, Kroger and Juniors Food Land.

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Mark Bell, Journeys in Community Living

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