Families gathered in downtown Kilgore for the Fifth Annual Special Abilities Family Fun Event, or SAFFE, on Sept. 17.
Colleen Bailey and her son, Ryan, enjoyed playing games and learning about safety.
"The attendance has been bigger than ever and kids have had lots and lots of fun," Bailey said.
The Kilgore Fire Department along with organizations from around the community came together for the annual carnival as a way to give back.
Like Victor Boyd with Kilgore Men of Alliance, who came out to offer their guidance to special needs teens and young adults.
"Helping bring the community together. mentoring younger and young adults. we want to make a difference in their lives so they can make a difference in others as they get out into the world," said Boyd.
Kilgore Fire Department estimates that more than 2,500 people attended last year's SAFFE day.