Fox Valley Special Recreation Association candle makers light up the senses
On Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 15-16, Fox Valley Special Recreation Association participants with disabilities competed in a scent challenge at Scentcerely Yours in Geneva to create calming and invigorating signature candle for a new line of candles: FVSRA Calm, FVSRA Invigorate, and FVSRA Holiday.
Fifteen participants chose their favorite scents from over 100 different smells and with the help of Scentcerely Yours staff, mixed a variety of aromas to create the perfect fragrance to enter into the competition.
Celebrity judges had the most challenging job, of determining the winning scent!
Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns, Geneva Police Sgt. Brad Jerdee, former St. Charles Mayor Sue Klinkhamer, Chris Propheter, Dave Luka, Jacki Quirin, Jeni Wyeth, and Michelle Lage were among the judges who selected the winning scent.
Candles will go on sale mid-October and can be ordered through the Scentcerely Yours website.
Funds generated will support the Fox Valley Special Recreation Foundation to provide financial support to the participants and programs. Visit FVSRA.org for more information.
The Fox Valley Special Recreation Association empowers individuals with disabilities through leisure and recreation.
Formed in 1976, it is an extension of the Batavia, Fox Valley, Geneva, Oswegoland, St. Charles, and Sugar Grove park districts, and South Elgin Parks and Recreation Department.
FVSRA provides year round recreational activities to enable residents with disabilities to experience active, healthy and playful lifestyles. Programs are designed to include opportunities that will enhance skill development and socialization, encourage self-awareness and community exploration, promote independence through personal choice of least restrictive environments, and provide a sense of enjoyment, satisfaction and fulfillment.
Working collaboratively with member agencies and community partners, they pledge to put "People First."
To learn more about the Fox Valley Special Recreation Association, contact Alex Engelhardt, executive director, at (630) 907-1114 or visit www.fvsra.org.