Week to culminate in ‘Big Truck Day’

Last updated: April 09. 2014 2:48PM - 1098 Views
Beth Sergent bsergent@civitasmedia.com

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POINT PLEASANT — Teach your children well and — maybe — they may teach you something in return.

This is Week of the Young Child and on Monday, members of the Mason County Family Resource Network Early Childhood Team attended a ceremony with Point Pleasant Mayor Brian Billings and Clerk Amber Tatterson, with Billings signing a proclamation declaring April 6-12 as Week of the Young Child in Point Pleasant.

This special week is celebrated not only in Mason County, but throughout the country. Because the early years are the learning years, Week of the Young Child, is celebrated at early childhood programs across the U.S.

In Mason County, this special week will include interactive activities at various childhood development programs and providers but the grand finale will be “Big Truck Day.”

From 1-3 p.m. Saturday, “Big Truck Day,” a free event, will take place at the Mason County Career Center parking lot. Children will be able to view a race car, fire truck, dump truck, U.S. Army National Guard Truck, ambulance, school bus, tractor, back hoe, semi truck, a vehicle from the Mason County Sheriff’s Department, ATV and an air medical helicopter will land during the event.

“Big Truck Day” is happening thanks to many volunteers and organizations that will be at the event and provide information and resources for families of young children. At the event will be: Mason County Health Department, Mountain State Healthy Families, Magic Years, Mason County Head Start, Mason County Family Resource Network, Save the Children, Early Education Station, Mason County Schools, West Virginia Birth to Three, Mason County Homeless Shelter and many more.

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