On Saturday, Oct. 26, the Partnership for Children will hold the fifth annual Family Spooktacular at the WoodMill Festival Grounds in Vale. The event is geared towards families with young children and helps to raise awareness of the Partnership for Children’s funded projects.
The event will be held from noon-4 p.m. at the WoodMill Festival Grounds, located at 1350 WoodMill Winery Lane, Vale.
“This event allows us the opportunity to educate families of the programs we offer and to stress the importance of the first 2,000 days of a child’s life,” said Mike Linker, Executive Director of the Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties.
Parents will be able to learn more about the different Smart Start funded projects which focus on raising the quality of child care and education, supporting families and advancing child health for children 0-5 years old. Direct service providers of a Smart Start funded project will have a booth that has a free children’s activity.
There will be games and activities for children of all ages, including a bounce house, a fitness trail, and trunk or treat. A fire truck, police car and ambulance will be on site for the children to view. A free hotdog lunch will be provided.
For more information about the Partnership for Children and Smart Start please call 704-922-0900.
The Partnership for Children of Lincoln and Gaston Counties is a nonprofit organization that brings community groups together to serve the needs of children from birth to five years of age. The Partnership implements North Carolina Smart Start programs and funding through a variety of measures, including its collaboration with local child care centers to enhance quality, provide educational support and refer parents to quality child care options.