Event volunteers Brooke Dunn, Stacey Duczowski, Abbey Katchke and Laura Friedman

Hundreds of JARC guests eagerly waited for the doors to open at EMAGINE Royal on May 16 to explore and discover all of the unique experiences inside EMAGINE Theater — the new location of JARC’s SpringElation fundraiser, JARCapalooza.

Festivities included a private evening complete with dinner catered by Quality Kosher Catering, movies, bowling for all abilities, a rockin’ dance party by StarTrax, photo booth, face painting, balloon sculptures and Arts & Scraps. Special appearances were also made by Spiderman and Disney’s Belle and Elsa. The theaters were near capacity — with a variety of movie and entertainment options. The movies Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Smurfs: The Lost Village were shown in the largest theaters while further down the halls you could find magic shows, musical performers and various short cartoons.

By the end of the evening more than 1,200 guests had joined in the fun. Proceeds from SpringElation support JARC’s range of services for men, women and children with disabilities, including autism and developmental delays.