Celebrating Children Event Returns Saturday, April 30, at Mt. Trashmore Park

Celebrating Children Event Returns Saturday, April 30, at Mt. Trashmore Park
​​​​Featuring Dr. Caitlin Pedati, Director of Virginia Beach Department of Public Health
April 22, 2022

Virginia Beach GrowSmart and Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation are co-sponsoring the 2022 Celebrating Children event on Saturday, April 30, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Mt. Trashmore Park.

Celebrating Children is a FREE family-friendly event that highlights the importance of Child Abuse Prevention and the Month of the Military Child. The event features a fun run, DJ, radio personality Devin from 94.9, and many community exhibitors and children's activities.

Dr. Caitlin Pedati, director of the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health, will be onsite to welcome families and children and kick off the fun run. Community partners include the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health offering onsite COVID-19 immunizations, dental screenings, and WIC information; Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore's mobile market; Virginia Beach Public Library's StoryWalk; Virginia Beach City Public Schools pre-k program and Reading Bus, plus much more!

"Virginia Beach GrowSmart's vision is for all children to be born healthy, start kindergarten ready to learn, and to read proficiently by third grade," said Barb Lito, GrowSmart Coordinator. "We know this builds a strong foundation for future success in school and life. We invite you to come out to have fun and connect to the community resources for families and children that will be available."

To learn more about Celebrating Children 2022 and to register for the Fun Run, visit www.vbgrowsmart.com/celebrating-children.

About GrowSmart

GrowSmart is operated through the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development and exists to promote and improve the healthy development, school readiness, and reading proficiency of young children ages 0-8. In addition to providing resources for parents and families, GrowSmart also offers programming to ensure the availability of high-quality early education. Visit www.vbgrowsmart.com for more information.

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