AbleCon helps people with special needs get involved with community

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Some locals were seen cutting a rug along with other fun activities Thursday night in Panama City.

Locals with special needs dancing during the first-ever AbleCon at FSU Panama City. AbleCon is geared to getting people with special needs active in the community. (WJHG/WECP)

The Rotary Club of the Emerald Coast Community Corps hosted locals with special needs at the first ever AbleCon event at FSU Panama City. The night included everything from Zumba to special prizes and, of course, food.

Special needs residents also learned about other activities in the county they can take part in.

"We have very capable people who just have extra challenges, who can do so much for our community and we want them to have our opportunity because they are a part of our community," said Event Organizer Mary Pat Zebroski.

The organization plans to add a service dog parade and even more at next year's event.

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