Children's Day: one-of-a-kind celebration

“Children's Day comes straight out of the heart of Texas,” said Ely Banuet Rodriguez, founder and president of the full day of free entertainment, fun and food for children from pre-kindergartenage-middle school held each spring in Marble Falls.

The 18th annual Children's Day on April 21, again will fill Johnson Park, the city's Lone Star Legacy Park at 230 Ave J, with the joyful sound of children having safe and free family fun from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

That doesn't happen without support and sponsors to assist more than 400 volunteers with the event are welcome. Likewise, community organizations, schools, churches, businesses and individuals are welcomed into the fold to provide the fun-filled day.

Activities include arts and crafts, children's entertainment, learning centers on crime prevention; children's health' fire safety; feelings awareness; camping safety; animal care; a mobile learning farm; face, hair and nail painting; clowns; games; bounce houses; rock climbing wall; a kiddie train and carnival rides. A DJ will manage a youth talent show at the park pavilion stage and a surprise performance 2 p.m. before the free prize drawings.

“April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month,” said Rodriguez. “Many local agencies that work for the protection of children will also be at this event. As with other community organization booths, parents will find information about keeping their children safe from abuse or helping them overcome it.

“We will have burgers, hot dogs, snacks and much more for free for the children. In addition, there will be food and refreshments for a minimal cost to adults.”

“The communities of Marble Falls and Burnet County epitomize what makes Texas Great,” Rodriguez said.

For more information about Children's Day financial or volunteer support, activity booths or events, contact Rodriguez at 512-755-3504, or visit the Children's Day website, www.childrensdaytx.com.

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