By Terra Fawley
Special to Moorefield Examiner –
It was a great day for some family time and fun.
The Hardy County Family Issues Task Force held their second annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 14 at Brighton Park.
Adults and children of all ages were encouraged to attend the event to spend time with their family, learn something new, and have a lot of fun.
“The overall goal of this event is to bring families together with their kids just to have fun together and do fun things. We also have businesses and organizations here to educate and be a resource for the community,” said Kris Kimble, Tobacco Prevention Specialist and President of the Family Issues Task Force.
“We started this because we wanted to do something different”, added Jaennae’ Snyder, the task force’s Secretary/Treasurer. “We also attend health fairs and community events, but this is something we wanted to do on our own.”
The event kicked off at 10 a.m. with a one-mile walk sponsored by the Hardy County Health and Wellness Center.
Many activities were available for children such as hula hooping, blow up obstacle courses and a mechanical bull. There was also face painting by Mary Catherine Slack, crafts, and a “literacy corner” that offered each child one free book to encourage young reading.
Hot dogs, donated by Believer’s Victory Center and prepared by the Moorefield Lions Club, were served to all in attendance. Watermelon was offered by the WVU Extension Family Nutrition Program. All rinds were collected and donated to a community member.
Organizations such as WIC, Regional Tobacco Prevention, CERT, Right from the Start, and Eastern Regional Family Resource Network set up booths to provide information and free merchandise.