Killeen: Retreat For Special Needs Kids Requests Your Help

By: Brittany Semadeni Email
By: Brittany Semadeni Email

KILLEEN (October 22, 2012)--Peaceable Kingdom Retreat, in Belton, is holding its annual fundraising banquet Tuesday.

Florence High School 10th grader Hunter King will receive the “Empowered Child Award” and guests will cast their ballot for greatly needed programs for children with special needs.

Hunter, who is challenged with cerebral palsy, won the award by demonstrating “amazing courage in the face of adversity.”

“The enthusiastic student exhibits determination to rise above his obstacles, with a strong desire to achieve. Hunter has a contagious positive attitude, a great sense of adventure and he cares deeply for those around him,” an event organizer said.

The theme for the event is “Vote Kids” and guests will be given the opportunity to influence which programs are offered to children in need.

The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

Tickets are $99 or $149 per couple and include dinner from Las Casas, dessert, a Starbucks coffee station, auction, entertainment by the Belton High School Show Choir, and a program to showcase the children served by the charity.

The retreat center serves children ages 3 to 18 with chronic illnesses and special needs.

For tickets or to learn about volunteer opportunities, call (254) 554-5555.

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