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Hollywood Actors Share Friendship Ahead of Northern Nevada’s Down Syndrome Network Fall Festival

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – This weekend, the Northern Nevada Down Syndrome Network is hosting two full days of entertainment before the The Lucky Few Fall Festival Saturday. to tell us about it, the executive director, Christina Ugalde, accompanied by Hollywood actors, Kristoffer Polaha and David De Sanctisstopped by Morning Break.

Kristoffer and David met while filming the movie where hope grows in 2013, and then premiered in 2014. In the film, Kristoffer’s character befriends a young man with Down syndrome, played by David DeSanctis. Over the past nearly 10 years, their friendship has remained a constant and they work together to bring awareness to the importance of representation, inclusion and kindness to all, regardless of differences.

On Friday, October 21, they will speak to students at Reed High School and Incline High School about the importance of belonging, friendship and hope. Then on Friday night, DSNNN will host a screening of their film, “Where Hope Grows,” at UNR in the Joe Crowley Student Union. They will also have a Q&A session hosted by KOLO 8 News Now’s Josh Little.

Saturday at Ferrari Farms, Kristoffer and David will also be at the Lucky Few Fall Festival. This special day will include all the activities you would expect at the pumpkin patch, including hay rides and a corn maze. Special tickets include the price of admission, the wagon ride, the corn maze, and an all-access pass to the Lucky Few Fall Festival area. This is where you can meet Kristoffer and David, enjoy lunch provided by High Steaks Grill, as well as desserts, face painting, cotton candy, games, a pumpkin decorating station and more.

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