Brian McDaniel

Aspire to Inspire

Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream, in association with the Happy Joe’s Kids Foundation, is reviving its annual holiday celebrations for children with special needs. This, after a two-year suspension due to the COVID pandemic. Tom Sacco, the CEO and Chief Happy Officer of the pizza parlor, wishes that this experience can be provided to every youngster in the native area of the Quad Cities.


This, as well as all through the successful Happy Joe’s American Pizza Parlor locations, per the company announcement. Various franchisees have separate gatherings for their particular needs communities. The nationally known Midwestern pizza company is excited to announce that they will be hosting their special festivities, especially for disabled youth, this yuletide. Sacco and the Happy Joe’s staff will provide refreshments and liveliness to these extraordinary visitors.


Also to their tutors, guardians, and chaperones. Sacco said in the release, “This holiday period is the vital time of year to show generosity, and none have a merrier time than children with special needs. Happy Joe’s attempts to be the top selection for delicious meals and fun times. These fiestas have been planned to guarantee these marvelous children feel respected and embedded in our society.”


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Happy Joe’s will bestow gratuitous pizza, ice cream and soft drinks for all invited to the celebration. Performing will be Happy the Dog, Happy Joe’s hip-hop dance squad and a visit from merry old Saint Nick. Santa will utter a lecture and be ready for images with the young ones, each of whom will score a special present upon their exit.

From Happy Joe’s pizza parlor, Kate Holsen, a Moline inhabitant with Down’s syndrome, will initiate the gaieties by singing the national anthem. Holsen, an upholder for individuals with unique requirements, is a non-executive director for Gigi’s Playhouse Quad Cities – a gathering that bolsters kids with particular necessities, particularly Down’s syndrome. And a long-term promoter of Happy Joe’s seasonal parties for special needs children.