Behavioral health center holds festival for families

Published: Aug 07 2013 08:00:00 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 08 2013 05:55:06 PM EDT
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

It was OK to get a little messy in Allentown on Thursday.

Progression Behavioral Health Services held a "family fun" and "special needs awareness" day.

Activities included face painting, crafts, outdoor games and dancing.

"Progressions" provides behavioral health rehabilitation services to children and their families, but Thursday was all about kicking back and letting the kids be kids.

"This just allows us to take a moment and step back and go, this is why we're really here. It's the family. It's the kids, said Deborah Nelson.

This is the third year for the event.