Rockwall-Heath’s Best Buddies share holiday spirit at Towne Center Park

Meghan Hughes, Taylor Scheurer, and Ruby Knox

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – Dec. 17, 2020 – The Rockwall-Heath High School chapter of Best Buddies International had to get creative this year to celebrate the holidays. Instead of their annual Christmas party, they hosted an outdoor event at Towne Center Park in Heath. They broke into small groups and walked through the Christmas lights, played holiday music, ate cookies, and drank hot chocolate.

Luke Perry and Makayla Bratcher

Best Buddies builds friendships between people with and without IDD (Intellectual and developmental disabilities), offering social mentoring while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion. Best Buddies club membership is open to all students at RHHS.

Vivian Quinby and John Tran
Sarah Feilds, Jillian Westemeier, Meghan Hughes, and Scott McDowell

*The event was not sponsored by Rockwall-Heath High School or RHHS Best Buddies.

Story and photo by Ruby Knox, RHHS Best Buddies, for publication in Blue Ribbon News. 

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