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CDS a Beneficiary at the 2016 Blue Ridge Fest

The 19th annual Blue Ridge Fest is right around the corner, and CDS is excited to be part of the fun this year! The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) is one of twelve upstate charities that were selected as this year’s beneficiaries. Everyone is invited to this family-friendly night of classic cars, beach music, and dancing on Friday, May 6th from 6-10:30pm at the Blue Ridge Electric Co-Op on 734 W. Main Street in Pickens, SC.

Classic cars from all eras will be on show, and the entertainment will feature artists such as Jay and the Americans, Jimmy Beaumont and The Skyliners, and Jim Quick & Coastline. Food and nonalcoholic beverages will be available for sale. Parking is free, and all events will be held rain or shine.

For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, please check out the 2016 Blue Ridge Fest website at

About CDS
CDS is the largest multi-disciplinary treatment facility in the Upstate for children with disabilities and developmental delays. In one location, children receive services in therapy, diagnosis, school placement, day care needs for the medically fragile, and a family support network. The partnership is comprised of Clarity; Family Connection of SC; the Preschool Special Education Program of Greenville County Schools; KidVentures of Thrive Upstate (formerly the Greenville County Disabilities and Special Needs Board); and four programs of the Greenville Health System: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Kidnetics, The Wonder Center, and Prosthetics and Orthotics. CDS and its partners serve over 6,000 children and their families each year on property donated by the First Presbyterian Church at 29 North Academy Street in Greenville. For more information about CDS or its partners, visit