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Athletic Edge hosts carnival for kids with special needs

Hundreds of students from Beaufort and Martin counties received a special treat this week as Athletic Edge Sports and Fitness hosted its annual Winter Carnival for Children with Special Needs. With more than 45 student volunteers from Washington High School assisting, the event featured a variety of offerings ranging from dancing, basketball and soccer to calmer activities like coloring and face painting. While Beaufort County students visited Friday, Martin County Schools brought kids on Thursday.

HANGING OUT: P.S. Jones exceptional children teacher Hillary Ridenhour and Andrew take a break from the action during the carnival at Athletic Edge Sports and Fitness.

PANTHERS: Northside High School students Rachel VanderWeit, Garrett Rose and Caroline Tyer show off dance moves learned from NHS dance teacher Tabitha Oliver.

CUTTING A RUG: Caregiver Elizabeth James dances with Josh Artis.

PAINTING: Student volunteer Mary Michael Bilbro paints a design on Timari Moore’s arm.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Zymyr Freeman builds a tower to the sky.