Children of all ages flooded the Capitol on March 28 for the Children’s Day event. Vendors and exhibitors filled the courtyard with interactive displays, informational materials, and promotional items, while children enjoyed face painting, photo booths, and other activities. Children's Week partners and volunteers created a "village" of interactive reading booths for children to explore, which featured stories and characters from their favorite books!
APD was represented by Communications Director Melanie Mowry Etters and Deputy Communications Director Katie Strickland, who hosted a table to present information to those that attended the event. The pair showcased Rish Park, the completely ADA accessible recreational park located on Cape San Blas, along with other services the agency provides.
Director Palmer, as a member of the Children and Youth Cabinet, joined legislators, policy makers, business leaders, and child advocates from across the state to celebrate Children’s Week. Every child born in this state deserves to be raised in a family environment where there is love and on-going support. This year’s theme, “The Health and Well-being of All Children,” recognized that every person in this state can play a role in ensuring children are safe, healthy, and ready to learn to achieve.
Deputy Communications Director Katie Strickland talks to attendees of Children’s Day at the Capitol.