The Presbyterian Home for Children spread its service to children in Wilcox County, Alabama, by co-hosting a summer and July 4 celebration on July 3.
The Home partnered with the nonprofit Mentoring in New Dimensions, or MIND, to host a Family Fun Day in the Pine Hill community of Wilcox County that included water slides, a bounce house, food and games. Children won prizes for winning sack races and bean bag toss.
MIND founder Brooks Thomas Jr., a Wilcox County native, said the event was intended as a way for families to enjoy time together.
“We don’t want parents to drop their kids off – we want them to stay and bring a tent,” Thomas said. “We want to inspire parents and kids to spend more time together.”
PHFC CEO Doug Marshall said the Home is a mission partner with MIND to “love on kids.”
“We joined forces with MIND to provide something fun and special for the Fourth of July for kids here in one of the poorest areas of the state,” Marshall said.
Giveaways were donated by supporters of the Home. Chattanooga Bakery donated Moon Pies and Walgreens in Talladega donated toys.