Archive for December 17th, 2012
Monday, December 17th, 2012
For years, UALR Children International has helped support a strong sense of family, and this year has been no exception. On Saturday, November 17th, UALR CI held its annual Family Fall Festival where hundreds were able to enjoy food, games and prizes. Held at the Bishop Lelodies & Goldie Warren Community Development Center in the heart of Central Little Rock, this year’s festivities incorporated a strong focus on family.
Parents, Greek organizations, church members; over 60 volunteers were on hand to ensure the Festival was a great experience had by all. Top events at the festival included a duck pond, bean bag toss, ring toss, the hula-hoop toss, pin the tail on the donkey and other family favorites. Many families were not only able to bond, but were also able to get Thanksgiving turkeys and much needed winter coats for their children.
Families were encouraged to bond and work together as they moved through a myriad of events, games and excitement. The agency’s “Post Office” aided in ensuring the agency met requirements, Parent Council raised over $350, and the children all had a blast! Everyone pulled together to make sure this year’s event went off without a hitch!
“I really appreciate how families were able to enjoy an afternoon of fun together without the worry of cost to prohibit them,” says Stephanie Jones, Volunteer Manager for UALR CI. “We’re thankful for everyone who pulled together to make the Family Fall Festival a great success.”