A Drive-Through Family Fun Night at the Fairgrounds
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APRIL 19, 2021 – At the Winston Salem Fairgrounds on the evening of Friday April 16, young children and their families were treated to a Drive Through event and a show on the big screen at The Drive.
Families entered the fairgrounds and were greeted by members of the WS/FCS Office of Early Learning to learn more about enrollment for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and the Pathway to K summer program.
Then, Ready Freddy – the big green frog and the mascot for Pre-K and Kindergarten children in our county, greeted children and distributed books, bookmarks, crayons, and stickers.
Next along the drive, Imprints Cares gave families information about their programs and containers of bubbles to the delight of the children. Feeling Friends Company provided children with an activity book and WellCare distributed bright orange cups of information and goodies.
Smart Start of Forsyth County had goodie bags for all ages, information about the Dolly Parton Library, and gave diapers to families who requested them. Safe Kids of Northwest Piedmont provided information to families as well as a Car Seat and Bike Helmets as door prizes.
Bookmarks, the YMCA, Childcare Resource Center, Family Services, and the Pre-K Priority provided families with information about their services. Forsyth Tech distributed donated Chick-fil-A sandwiches and other snacks and drinks to families just before they entered The Drive.
Door prizes were also selected by multiple families and provided by Safe Kids, Lakeshore Learning Company and Kaplan Learning Company.
Once parked at The Drive families tuned to a designated FM station for sound and enjoyed a video on the big screen celebrating Young Children in Forsyth County and the 50th Anniversary of the Week of the Young Child.
Eva Phillips of Winston Salem, lifelong children's advocate, was the featured speaker. Miss KK also contributed a "Lotta Love" song to the video which also featured young children around Forsyth County demonstrating their learning through hands on activities and music based on the daily themes of the Week of the Young Child.