The second D’Vine Path Talent Show drew 150 attendees recently to the nonprofit’s new 8-acre campus on Olive Hill Road in Fallbrook, where the bed-and-breakfast reality TV series “Inn Love” was filmed.
The event featured musical performances, artwork and culinary masterpieces by students in the nonprofit’s program that provides vocational and life skills for community members with autism and other disabilities in agriculture, hospitality and the arts. The nonprofit’s name refers to the vineyards at the heart of the program and divine help.
The viticulture vocational program teaches winemaking and vineyard maintenance through hands-on gardening and provides job training for adults with special needs.
The nonprofit has been serving 25-30 adults with developmental, intellectual and learning disabilities since 2018.
The theme of this year’s show was “The best day of my life,” referring to the nonprofit’s move to the new site.
The event included tours of the campus, the unveiling of a mural in the Arts Studio, a therapy animal presentation featuring the three D’Vine Path therapy donkeys and their African sulcata tortoise, and performances by 25 students which got the audience singing, clapping and dancing along.
The talent show began with an introduction by D’Vine Path Executive Director Lenila Lingad Batali and board President Randy Anderson, and was then led by Master of Ceremonies Andrew Lilly, a D’Vine Path student.
D’Vine Path plans to host its fourth annual soiree fundraiser Sept. 10 to support its programs, which are free. The event will include vineyard tours, grape stomping, local beer and wine, as well as student performances and a live auction.
For more information about D’Vine Path, visit dvinepath.org”
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