21st Annual Winterfest

Byline: Winterfest 2013

Posted: March 5, 2013

On Saturday March 4th, MVHS hosted its 21st Annual Winterfest Event! Winterfest is a daylong event of socialization, fun, and camaraderie for young people 6 through 20 years of age who are physically, mentally and emotionally challenged. Approximately 180 student “buddies” and support staff from MVHS and ten local Catholic high schools hosted these special-need youngsters and guide them through a day of entertainment, dancing, games, prizes and lunch. Mercy Vocational High School’s gym was transformed into a “carnival,” decorated and filled with games and attractions for the children’s enjoyment. The caregivers and parents of these youngsters were also given a respite for the day, confident that the medical staff and faculty monitors who oversee the student hosts and their children would provide the kind of care they need. And, the entertainers who volunteered their time returned home positively impacted because of the experience of this special day.