KILGORE — The annual Special Abilities Family Fun Event Day returned Saturday to downtown Kilgore, encouraging interaction between children with and without disabilities.

“We try to get everyone involved that we can,” said Ben Jones, Kilgore Fire Department battalion chief. “It’s been 10 years we’ve been doing it, and it’s gotten bigger every year.”

This was the first SAFFE Day in two years after the pandemic put it on hold. The event is held by the fire department.

With its return, organizers chose a new venue, moving it downtown to Main Street.

Events at SAFFE Day included face painting, an obstacle course, a balloon booth and a mini-train. Attendees also enjoyed free food and drinks, and Kilgore firefighters showed attendees how to use a fire hose.

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