Day in the Park promises fun for the family

Town recreation planners have a fun day in store for the whole family set for Friday, Aug. 28 at Centennial Park.

With the last days of summer getting closer, town recreation planners have a fun day in store for the whole family set for Friday, Aug. 28 at Centennial Park.

The day is organized as a fun summer event and will bring kids’ activities, an opportunity for a family picnic, cultural activities and a movie in the park, said co-organizer and Coun. Teri Underhill.

The whole event is intended to get families out before school starts and for residents to get to meet other residents. “In order for us to grow as a community we need to get to know each other,” said Underhill.

“It’s what people are starting to look for again,” she added.

Underhill hopes to continue to bring projects like this and the Canada Day celebrations to the community as she feels it brings people together.

Another fun part of the day will be a charity tug of war competition. Teams are encouraged to enter their names in to support their favourite charity.

Underhill hopes to bring several musical groups to entertain people in the park and she said organizers are working on a secondary location in the event of inclement weather. There will also be food trucks for those who crave some fast food.

She said kids with the Ponoka Youth Centre will be there for the early afternoon programs and looks forward to seeing a strong turnout.

A Ponoka Day in the Park Facebook page has been created with details of the day.