• February 22, 2017

Families spend a fun day at the park

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Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2008 12:00 pm

By Stefanie Ochoa

The Cove Herald

No matter how old you are, it’s hard not to get excited when games and prizes are involved.

More than 200 families came out to the Copperas Cove City Park Saturday to celebrate National Kids Day.

The event was a collaboration between the Boys & Girls Club and the YMCA in Copperas Cove.

Sandy Vegh, President of Boys & Girls Club, said that this year was a great turn out.

“Every year more and more families come out to celebrate for the kids,” Vegh said. “We do it because the kids love the games and the hot dogs.”

Doreen Vasseur, of the YMCA, says that the event is all about the kids.

“As long as the kids are happy, then we are,” Vasseur said.

The National Honor Society from Copperas Cove High School also came out to help with games and face painting.

“I’m glad to see something for the kids locally,” Jeremy Smith said. “Where we’re from, they normally have something small

on base.”

Tiffanie Smith, 7, said her favorite part was the face painting and the jumping castle.

Other than the free give-aways, the Boys and Girls Club also offered a free membership.

Christopher Gaines, 9, was one of the more anxious kids in line to become a member.

“I really want to join to play basketball,” Gaines said. “That’s my favorite sport.”

Chance Gibbons, who attended the fun day with his family, said families are not always given the opportunity to spend as much time as they would like together.

“Me and my wife are glad to attend an event just based around family time,” Gibbons said.

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