City Helps Families Connect in South City
Family Event Planned for Saturday
April 30, 2014
As part of a series of events designed to engage the residents of South City, the City of Tallahassee will host a Kids' Fun and Learning Day on Saturday, May 3. This event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oliver Hill Senior Community Center, located at 2710 Country Club Drive.
For this event, the City will be bringing together more than a dozen community partners to provide health screenings and distribute valuable information on topics such as nutrition, fitness, parenting, financial planning, personal enrichment and wellness.
"One of the remarkable things about Tallahassee is our spirit of community," said Commissioner Andrew Gillum, a City Commission liaison on the City's South City initiative. "The City supports local clergy and other community partners including Whole Child Leon who are dedicated to connecting families with vital services."
During the event, particular attention will be given to promoting the important benefits of the communitywide 95210 health and wellness campaign. This campaign is designed to encourage children and parents alike to make positive changes related to sleep, nutrition, physical activity, recreational screen time and tobacco use.
The event will include fire truck demonstrations, a bounce house, face painting and interactive educational displays. In addition, there will be games, vendor booths, giveaways and door prizes, including several bicycles and theme park tickets donated by area businesses.
"This event is just one of the ways the City is demonstrating its commitment to working with the community," said Commissioner Gil Ziffer, also a Commission liaison on the South City initiative. "We recently helped with a community cleanup, made energy efficiency improvements to homes, installed new trash cans at area bus stops, and increased safety and security, all with a focus on enhancing the quality of life enjoyed by South City residents now and in the future."
In preparation for this event, volunteers from the City's Underground Utility department will lead a cleanup effort to remove litter from area streets and landscaped areas. Meanwhile, other City crews will check streetlights, sidewalks and other features to take note of improvements that need to be made.
Following this event, the City will continue to work with local clergy, community leaders and residents to address critical, multifaceted issues in the South City area.
Sandra Manning, Utility Marketing, 891-6175; Alison Faris, Communications Department, 891-8535; or Mike Tadros, Underground Utilities, 891-5107