CLARKSTON (WXYZ) - It’s 7:30 on a Tuesday night, right outside the Knights Of Columbus Hall in Clarkston, and hundreds of very excited people are waiting for the big dance to begin.
Welcome to the Coffee House Dance, where every Tuesday for the last 38-years 200 to 300 special needs adults get to forget all of their problems and be just like everybody else.
At 28 years old, Tyler Riddle was born with Downs syndrome, and he has been coming to the dance for almost a decade now, because he loves the music.
“I love the music, the electric guitar, the workers here. I love everyone here”, Tyler says.
But now, the Coffee House Dance is in big trouble.
Organizers of the event are losing the dance hall where they’ve been holding this event for years.
The Knights Of Columbus Hall is in the process of being sold, and that means the dance must find a new home.
Now, the president of the Coffee House Dance Charity says if they don’t find another dance hall soon this heart-warming event will disappear forever.
“What we need is a place that will hold 300 people, with tables and chairs, a kitchen we can use, wheelchair ramps and some storage space,” Joe Fisher says.
The organizers of the dance have asked Channel 7 News and me, Bill Spencer, to take action for the Coffee House Dance and find another dance hall.
We are looking for the public’s help in finding a dance hall that would be donated on Tuesday nights to the organizers of the Coffee House Dance.
If you think you can help us, please email Bill Spencer at email@example.com .
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