Jamison Mill Park - More than 85 kids attended and enjoyed games; like corn hole and water blooms toss, painted butterfly crafts, rode on a miniature train cars pulled by a lawn tracker, learned bike safety from Philpott Park Rangers (adults & kids), and got up close with Tactfully Teamed Horses. The kids got to pet Lenny the Barn Owl and Robb Herbst's new Falcon, Stif. As a grand finally; they played in the creek. They had fake tattoos on arms and faces; even on a few grandmas. The adults enjoyed their selves too. Overall there were around 285 attending including the kids.
A member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Martinsville picked up a bike like new at her church’s yard sale and gave it to the Rangers to give to Travis to show him that his good deed would not go unrewarded. The Rangers fixed it up as best they could and presented it to Travis at the Kids Fun Day.
It was a good day for all watching Travis ride back and forward on his bike (by the way, Travis didn’t have a bike of his own).
All the smiles on all the faces of the kids, the parents and all that worked that day, and the new friends we made; old friends who came together to share a Very Special Day in the Sun was great. Sponsored by Friends of Philpott, Inc. www.FriendsOfPhilpott.com.