Fort Pierce residents, agencies come together
Approximately 1,000 children participated in a free day of music, dance, contests and other events at the Fort Pierce Police Department’s “Unity in Our Community” at the Percy Peek Gymnasium.
This free event featured such kid-oriented activities as face painting, balloons, a slip and slide, rock painting and child fingerprinting, as well as wet and dry bounce houses. Some families took advantage of pediatric dental care, while adult health screenings and HIV and STI testing also was available.
“This is a great example of the kind of event that brings the whole community together and empowers our neighborhoods,” said Fort Pierce Police Chief Diane Hobley-Burney. “The Fort Pierce Police Department was delighted to sponsor this event and, in the process, partner with more than 50 community organizations, Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County being one of them.”
“It is so rewarding to see the community come out to support our youth. We are proud of our strong partnership with the Fort Pierce Police Department,” said Will Armstead CEO. “We look forward to continuing to work with them as we build more unity in our community.”
A highlight of the program was the talent spotlight, which featured praise dancers, spoken word, singing, dancing, and skits. Members of the Fort Pierce Police Department Dance Crew and local young people showed off their moves in a friendly dance-off.
With 17 locations throughout the county, Boys & Girls Clubs programs serve a diverse group of kids age 5-18. The 3,200 Club Members come from a variety of backgrounds. For more information 772-460-9918 or visiting www.bgcofslc.org or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.