Youth Day at West Point
Published 3:28 pm Monday, February 27, 2017
WEST POINT- The city of West Point held a Youth Day Saturday afternoon near the Point University Gym and baseball fields. It was a day that involved free food, music, dancing, face painting, kids having the chance to play inside an inflatable jump house and a day filled with plenty of fun.
“It’s just a fun day where kids can come out,” said Monica Barber, community development specialist for the city of West Point. “We have the dance team out here, free food, and it’s just a day for the youth. It seems like it’s been successful today. The kids are having fun. We would do it again.”
This is the first year West Point has held a Youth Day like this and the kids that participated came from LaGrange, Hogansville and West Point.
To cap off the day, children and teenagers faced off against West Point City public safety officers (police officers and firefighters) and staff members of the West Point Boys & Girls Club in a friendly softball game.
“What I’m trying to do every month is do an activity, an event like this where we can get the kids to be more comfortable with the police and fire department,” said Daniel Davis, the Hogansville Boys & Girls Club unit leader. “This is an event we are going to do every month around the West Georgia area. The first and second time we did the event it was in LaGrange. This month it’s in West Point and in March we’ll have a flag football game in Hogansville at Hogansville Elementary School.”
“This gives kids a chance to be around firemen, policemen, and not be afraid,” said Barber. “We’re hoping something like this will help the youth see them as regular people. That’s one of the purposes of today, making them comfortable.”
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