DeKalb County families had a ball on Aug. 24 at the seventh annual Community Education Family Fun Day, enjoying basketball, football, dodge ball and even Frisbees as they celebrated the end of summer.
“We thank all of DeKalb’s departments—from parks and recreation to roads and drainage. Everybody is here working together. I thank all of our participating departments and all the families who came out to have a good time,” said DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May. “Today’s event served as a golden opportunity for DeKalb families to have some summer fun and enjoy some summer treats, all while learning about several major county initiatives in DeKalb.”
County Commissioner Larry Johnson and State Rep. Dar’Shun Kendrick also joined in on the fun, helping May in welcoming the community to the event, which was held at the Bransby Outdoor YMCA, 1185 Rock Chapel Road, Lithonia.
“These are the kinds of things DeKalb County is all about: family, fun, connecting with your neighbors and making things happen,” said Johnson. “Let’s continue to do this so we can support our families and the resources in DeKalb County. We are all one big happy family.”
Residents enjoyed rock climbing, a swimming pool, inflatables, live entertainment, hamburgers, hot dogs, snow cones, cotton candy and other snacks and beverages. You could also play games and learn the best ways to stay healthy and aware in the community from several information booths such as the Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) booths, recycling and storm water booths.
The free event concluded with CEO May and his wife, Robin, taking the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” to raise money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Celebrities and residents across the globe are participating in ice bucket challenges to raise money and awareness for ALS.