We launched our first annual Family Fun Day, which kick-started our summer youth mentor program, Hands-On-Horses. It was a beautiful and sunny Saturday, and we had a great turnout. In fact, our volunteers were hopping so much from activity to activity, that most of the families did not get their pictures taken. However, we still had some cute ones.
What is Family-Fun-Day? It is an open invitation for the community to come and meet us, to sign up for our summer youth program if they wish to, and to have a blast! We had water balloons, western cowboy and cowgirl dress up for pictures, face-painting, hotdogs, snow-cones, a bean-bag toss game with prizes, a craft table, and more. Don’t take our word for it. Let the pictures speak for themselves! Briana is our first Jr. Wrangler-In-Training, and she helped us out a lot. I asked Briana what her favorite part was and she said with relish, ” Making sure Mr. Just did not burn the hotdogs!!” Her second favorite thing of the day was seeing all the kids have so much fun and helping them interact (meet) the horses. My favorite activity was the face-painting. We had tigers, puppies, blue kitties, and all sorts of little “creatures” running around with their faces done up. Laughter, giggles, and delights of surprise abound.
We plan on having this event annually the last Saturday in June! Take your shoes off, set a spell. Y’all come back now, yah-here?