Eastland, Texas (May 19, 2010) – “Celebrate Children” was this year’s theme for Kid’s Day in the Park. April is child abuse awareness month and our community comes together by raising awareness about child abuse and neglect, and prevention. The original date scheduled for Kids Day in the Park was rained out and it was touch and go for the rescheduled date of Saturday, May 15. The rain held off and those attending enjoyed the pleasant coolness of the day from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Eastland Park Hill.
Despite the cloudy weather, there was still a good turn out with about 250 children and 200 parents attending. Children enjoyed playing games, riding ponies, eating hot dogs and playing in the jump houses while their parents had opportunity to learn about some of the children’s programs in Eastland County.
Many thanks go out to Eastland County Children’s Advocacy Center, Crime Victim Assistance Center, Court Approved Special Advocates of Eastland County, and Cisco/Eastland/Ranger Head Start for being a part of this day. Special recognition goes to the Cross Timbers Chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse for going above and beyond to help with this event.
This fun filled day was made possible by donations of time and generous contributions from Eastland Brookshire’s, Eastland Sonic, Eastland Wal-Mart, Great Western Dining Services, Eastland Fire Department, Eastland Chamber of Commerce, Child Welfare Board, and Donald Cate CPA.
Thanks to Eastland County Newspapers, KATX All Texas Radio, microplexnews.com, Ranger ISD, Cisco Elementary, Siebert Elementary, Rising Star ISD, Gorman ISD, Head Start, Redeemer Lutheran Day Care, Son Light School, Mulberry School and Myrtle Wilks Center Day Care for helping get the word out.
Most of all thank you to the children who came out and the parents who brought them. We appreciate you.