TWC’S Children’s Advocacy Center (Irniamta Ikayurviat) along with several collaborative partners sponsored the 6th Annual Children’s Fair in honor of “APRIL – Child Abuse Awareness Month”. Each partnering agency had their own informational and activity table which included games, prizes, healthy walk (with healthy prizes). Door prizes were given every 15 minutes for kids and adults.
The grand prize, a round trip airline ticket went to Sean Harry Nicholas, son of Tommy Peter and Anna Nicholas.
Participants had fun planting sweet peas at the Association of Village Council Presidents’ table, and learning that “kids don’t float” from Family Infant Toddler Program. Many kids joined the “Two Bite Club” at the Women, Infants, and Children table. Nicotine Control showed a smoker’s black lung versus a healthy lung, encouraging youth to see that “Tobacco is not our culture.” Participants learned about food groups from Public Health’s nursing staff and the need for flu shots from the Bethel Family Clinic. Teens from the 4-H youth Center shared information about their after-school and summer programs. Many were surprised as to how many teaspoons of sugar are in different types of drinks at the Family Nutrition Program table. Kids enjoyed the pinwheels that OCS shared, stuffing Easter eggs with the Lions’ Club, and having their faces painted by TAAV. There were over 100 children and almost as many adults. Thank you to all the volunteers, agencies that donated door prizes and drinks, and everyone who helped to make the event a success!