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Groups, volunteers made day a success

September 16, 2012
The Leader Herald

The Hamilton County Youth Board would like to thank the many local businesses, organizations, town and county agencies and volunteers who helped make our third annual Family Fun Day a huge success.

This year, we had more than 500 people in attendance from all over Hamilton County and surrounding communities. Participants were able to partake in various activities such as rock climbing, bounce houses, water slides, storytelling, K-9 demonstrations and a hula hoop challenge. They could also receive a free Child Safe ID card, a free health care screening, get their faces painted, check out displays from the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Hamilton?County Sheriff's Department and listen to live music from the renowned band from Lexington, Flame.

Through the generosity of local businesses throughout Hamilton County, we were able to give away more than 60 prizes. We also collected non-perishable food items that were donated to our local food pantries.

The purpose of the event is to provide a low-cost opportunity for families to partake in activities free of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances, while learning all about the various resources and opportunities in Hamilton County. The Hamilton County Youth Board also has hosted a variety of other activities, including a Fall Festival, Youth Summits, countywide dances and more.

Anyone interested in joining the Hamilton County Youth Board can call me at 648-5355.

Thank you again to the countless people and organizations, who have donated time, prizes, money, and supported our event for the third year in a row.

Mark your calendars for next year's Family Fun Day on Aug. 5, 2013.





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