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A Trip around the Second Annual GiGi’s Fall Fest in Raleigh

A Trip around the Second Annual GiGi’s Fall Fest in Raleigh By Cornelia Smith, Ph.D. Some people awoke on Sunday Oct 29, 2017 with feelings of excitement and anticipation because of the second annual GiGi’s Fall Fest in Raleigh. As the start time for the event approached (1:00 pm), I’m certain the organizers and volunteers…

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Today I learned that GiGi’s Playhouse is an organization made of people with open hearts and open minds whose sole purpose is to help individuals feel positive and valued.

My First Visit to GiGi’s Playhouse Raleigh By Cornelia Smith, Ph.D. I have noticed GiGi’s Playhouse in Raleigh since it opened last year and wondered about its purpose. The posters on the outside windows show children with Down syndrome so I gathered that this was a main focus of the center. I actually wondered if…

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GiGi’s summer is off to a great start!

Summer is off to a great start at GiGi’s Playhouse Raleigh– On June 12th we kicked off our first week of summer camp program- leading us off were our Warriors.  We had eight young adults 18+ join us for paddle boats, holding baby goats, feeding alpaca llamas and horses. We learned about our National Parks…

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GiGi Prep Restaurant week was MAGICAL!

What happens when you combine 9 joy filled GiGi’s Playhouse adults, road trips, new restaurants and new learning? MAGIC!   June’s adult summer program week, Restaurant Week, was nothing short of magical.  It contained huge amounts of laughter, learning and fun, and all who participated cannot wait to do it all again. Restaurant Week was designed…

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