SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – On May 20 the first Family Fun Day was held at the Springfield Community Center and Calvary Baptist Church. The day came about after hearing that people wanted a fun free place to take their families to learn and meet other people in the area. Families were able to come and participate in many different fun and educational activities including open mat play put on by Edgar May Recreation Center, reading and architecture by Springfield Town Library and Rockingham Free Public Library, art with the Springfield Art Gym, making egg frittata muffins with the Vermont Department of Health and yoga with Windsor County Youth Services. Families were able to play together and also learn ways to bring these activities home with them so the fun could continue after the day was finished.
There was free bus transportation from Ludlow, Chester, Windsor and Bellows Falls as well as a free burrito lunch and singalong with Martha.
The day was made possible by many local organizations including: Springfield Area Parent Child Center, Windham Northeast Supervisory Union, Springfield School District, Springfield Area Church Association, Edgar May Recreation Center, Family Center, Springfield Parks and Recreation Department, Building Bright Futures, Springfield Medical Care Systems, Bocolos, Springfield Town Library, Springfield Art Gym, Rockingham Free Public Library, Springfield Prevention Coalition, Windsor County Youth Services, Vermont Department of Health, Windsor Rec Department, Windsor School district, Chester Andover Elementary School, Ludlow Elementary School, BF Bike Project, Montshire Museum and Vermont State Parks.
And a big thank you to all the families that came. We can’t wait to do it again soon!