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Festival to raise funds for Central Texas All-Abilities Park Project in Salado

Sirena Festival will raise funds for Central Texas All-Abilities Park Project in Salado
Posted at 5:04 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 14:41:45-04

SALADO, TX — An annual celebration in Salado will benefit children with special needs and their families.

The 3rd Annual Sirena Festival and Mermaid Parade is set to kick-off Saturday in Salado.

Troy Kelley's sculpture of the Tonkawa mermaid and a tricky catfish is one of the most famous landmarks in the village.

Variety's Annual Sirena Festival honors the story by bringing people together for a day of fun and encouraging them to give back to the community.

This weekend's event will benefit the Central Texas All-Abilities Park Project in Salado.

"For those who are in wheel chair, we'll have wheel chair ramps. Our rock climbing wall rather than being totally vertical, will be less of an incline. Each piece of the playground will help parents understand and all of the community understand it's benefits and it's modification," said Tiffany Schreiner, Sirena Fest founder and creative outreach director for Variety the Children's Charity of Texas.

Not too long ago, the Salado ISD School Board voted to dedicate land behind the Civic Center on Main Street to the project.

The park is scheduled to break ground this spring.

Schreiner shared it will take $250,000 to build phase one. So far they've raised at least $75,000 dollars.

Anyone who wants to get involved is invited to stop by Saturday's event and/or visit varietytexas.org for more information.