Circles of the High Country to Host Community Family Field Day on Saturday

Published Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 11:28 am

Circles of the High Country invites Wataugans to a day of family fun, food and fellowship at Brookshire Park (off of U.S. Highway 421 E. between Bamboo Road and the Industrial Park) on Saturday, June 13. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be soccer and kickball games, a dunking booth, face painting, music, getting to know and playing together. Food will be provided by Farm Café and the Community Kitchen at Hospitality House. Everything is free!

The event will also be an opportunity for people in our community to let us know what they’d like to have in recreation for their children and themselves.

Circles of the High Country is an innovative program designed to help low-income people understand that poverty is not merely financial but a lack of social and community resources that are needed to build self-sufficiency.

People in the program each have community “allies” who help them set reachable goals and identify and learn to use community resources. As part of their work, Circles participants learn to identify needs in the community that, if addressed, would help them and their families to build stronger lives.

The current Circles group, working with others in the community, identified recreation opportunities for underserved children and their families in the community as a major unmet need. The group is providing the field day as the first step toward addressing that need.

NOTE: Due to road construction, access to the park is at the Industrial Park on U.S. Highway 421 E. Follow the signs to the event.

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