News and Tribune

August 30, 2013

Volunteers needed for second annual We Love Our Kids event

Free event for children and parents to be held in New Albany


NEW ALBANY — Get a healthy, fun start to the school year at the second annual We Love Our Kids event from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept.14, at Slate Run Elementary School. The event will conclude with a celebration concert starting at 4 p.m.

This free community-wide event will host activities and learning opportunities for children and parents. In addition to the fun of outdoor games, bounce house, face painting, music and crafts. We Love Our Kids will include free health checks, safety demonstrations and homework help.

“We want to show the children and families in our community that we care by providing an event with healthy fun that encourages healthy minds and bodies,” said Jennifer Harris, event coordinator. “It’s a day the whole family can enjoy together.”

Volunteers are needed to assist at the following stations: bounce house, mentor program, music activities, reading table, crafts, outdoor activities, clowns and other characters and healthy snack center. Additionally, volunteers are needed as event greeters, parking lot attendants and shuttle drivers.

We Love Our Kids volunteers will work from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. and are asked to attend one 30-minute training session. There are two separate sessions scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 and Saturday, Sept.

Register to volunteer at The first 500 volunteers to sign up will receive a free event T-shirt.

We Love Our Kids is sponsored in part by United Methodist Communications and is organized by the following local United Methodist churches: Trinity UMC, Jacob’s Chapel UMC, Depauw Memorial UMC, Silver Street UMC and Wesley Chapel UMC.

The event urges participants to Rethink Church and utilizes outreach to make a difference in the world beyond church doors.

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