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Kids, Families Line Up for Family Funfest

 

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COLLEGE STATION–Hundreds of families participated in the Back to School Family Funfest last night at Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Starting at 5:30 p.m., Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley gave away over 100 backpacks, each filled with cool gadgets and brochures about the project.

Nancy Winn, Program Coordinator for Brazos County talked to parents about the new project which is schedule to start in October.  “ I spoke to hundreds of parents and informed them about our project that will help them to maintain healthy families,” Winn said.

Children were also treated to free health screenings, finger-printings, games and activities.

The event was sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas, Texas Department of Transportation, Chi St. Joseph Health, Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley and Brazos Valley Coalition.


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Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Humans Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant #90FM0099. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.