Friday, March 18, 2016

TOP STORY >> Fun, free Family Fest

By Airman Grace Nichols
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs 

In honor of the Month of the Military Child, the Child Development Center hosts the annual Family Fest on Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Warfit Track.

The free event serves as a kick-off for April’s kid friendly events in honor of the Month of the Military Child.

“The Month of the Military Child is important because it provides us with an opportunity to focus on the challenges, rewards and ultimate strength that comes from being a military child,” said Sharon Thompson, Chief of the Airman & Family Readiness Center. “Supporting military children is important because they are part of the military family; they matter every month!”

In addition to the annual egg-hunt, there will be face painting, various exhibits including a K-9 demo, and plenty of food available to purchase.

The event is scheduled to have seven different egg-hunts available for various age groups, and throughout the day more than 30 booths from merchants and enterprises both on and off base will be present.

“It’s a big event, and this one is going to be larger than last year’s,” said Terri Williams, CDC Training and Curriculum Specialist. “It’s just as much fun for the adults as it is for the kids.”

The event’s rain date, if needed, is April 2.  An official announcement will be posted via Facebook.

There are other ways people are celebrating the the Month of the Military Child, including Kids Understanding Deployment (KUDOS), held by the A&FRC, and discounts and other 19th Force Support Squadron events can be found at

For more information on donation and volunteer opportunities for the event, call 987-6355.

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