Summertime is one of the most nostalgic seasons for a child. As they get ready to sharpen fresh pencils and pack up for a new school year, the community unites local families for one last farewell to summer. Family & Children Services of Clark County is hosting another fun filled Summer Sky event on Saturday, August 17 from 1-5 p.m., free for all families in the area. This outdoor event at Springfield, Ohio’s Heritage Center is jam-packed with music, entertainment, food, games and so much more.
The following main attractions give children a variety of participation-friendly activities:
- COSI, America’s No. 1 science center, is joining the excitement with 10 mobile science stations guaranteed to stimulate and educate children all day.
- Extraordinary juggler Mike Hemmeigarn
- Glen Helen’s high soaring Raptors of the Sky 1:30-3 p.m. show
- Creepy crawly Bugman 2-4 p.m. showcase
- Adorned Boonshoft Museum of Discovery all-day petting zoo
Aside from the main attractions, families can spring into action in the giant inflatable moonwalks, enjoy live music, laugh during puppet shows, create beautiful crafts, receive face paintings and win carnival prizes. For the adults feeling lucky, Summer Sky is also offering a raffle for gift cards and prizes from local businesses.
Family & Children Services of Clark County also uses this opportunity to create a platform to raise awareness for positive family interaction, healthy family relationships, and information about adoption and foster care for local children needing a stable and loving home.
Our Parents As Partners booth will also be set up at the event. Armed with cornhole toss and prizes, we also want to educate the community about this available program. This no-cost plan highlights ways parents, together or separate, can nurture a healthy relationship with their child, provides additional educational, health and vocational services and delivers a helping hand.
Without the community, Summer Sky would not be possible. The following community partners have made this year’s event achievable: The Heritage Center, Clark County Public Library, Clark State Performing Arts Center & Project Jericho, Security National Bank, Springfield News-Sun and Wal-Mart.
We hope to see you all there!
Date: August 17, 2013
Time: 1-5 p.m.
Where: The Heritage Center, 117 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield OH
Parking: Available at the Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center
Cost: No Admission Charge