Neighborhood Fun Day kicks off

After the playground equipment was taken away six years ago, kids in HUD had less to do.

Indoor grilling on a wet 4th of July by Cindy from Kinsey.

After the playground equipment was taken away six years ago, kids in HUD had less to do.

"Their mobility was limited when the playground equipment was taken away," Coordinator Anita Dawkins said.

That's why Anita Dawkins and others came together to create Neighborhood Fun Day.

"So they can have something to say they did when they go back to school," Dawkins said.

Tiesha Thomas says fun day is something everyone looks forward to each summer.

"They like it they're at home. They don't have to be in their mom's home," Thomas said.

Volunteer Selena Harris came out to lend a hand.

"I have extra time to come out and play with the kids. It's a good thing for the kids to do because there's no playground or anything out here for the kids to play with," Harris said.

"I think that this was a god driven event. Not just community but god driven because i have touched so many types of people during this event and they have just brought things and donated things to make it be successful," Dawkins said.

But in order to make the next fun day successful they still need community support.

"We can't get enough volunteers, so that I want to say that if I could ask any and everyone if they can look at the other consecutive Fridays we are in desperate need of volunteers and help," Dawkins said.

And the help pays off, "We don't have a park out here anymore so it's going great," Thomas said.

Neighborhood Fun Day ends in August.

They still need chips, juices and used or new uniforms.

The next fun day is July 19th at Martin Homes.


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