Kids Have Holiday Fun With Commissioner


The Progress

Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick helps make a Christmas decoration with four-year previous Nia Finlayson and her dad Brian Finlayson on the Christmas with the Commissioner occasion held Thursday, Dec. 8. PHOTO BY LAURA ROBISON/The Progress

Christmas got here early for Moapa Valley preschoolers final week because the annual ‘Christmas with the Commissioner’ occasion was held on Thursday, Dec. 8 on the Positive Arts Constructing within the Logandale Fairgrounds.

Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, in cooperation with native Parks and Recreation employees, native Metro officers and Moapa Valley Fireplace District (MVFD), hosted the social gathering for pre-school age kids, their mother and father and youthful siblings. Attendees may make a vacation craft, eat lunch and go to with Santa.

About 50 kids confirmed as much as get pleasure from a lunch of hamburgers, scorching canines, fruit salad, mac and cheese, chili and milk. There have been additionally loads of video games and actions for the children to do whereas the anticipation was build up for the arrival of the person within the purple go well with.

Kirkpatrick funded the occasion, which included 4 bicycle give-aways for the winners of musical chairs video games. There have been additionally toys and dolls being swept up as prizes for enjoying ‘Pin the Nostril on Rudolph’ and ‘Snowball Toss.’ Every little one acquired a field they might beautify. The field was then stuffed with cookies, in addition to a present bag given by Santa himself.

“I really like coming to Moapa Valley,” Kirkpatrick mentioned. “My favourite factor to do is enjoying with these preschoolers. It’s enjoyable and these kids all the time put a smile on my face.”

MVFD Chief Stephen Neel gave away a number of kid-sized hearth hats. The pink ones had been in particularly excessive demand.
“We’re right here right this moment simply to place smiles on children faces,” Neel mentioned.

Metro officers Nathan Bradford, Will Dransfield and Sergeant Keegan Doty had been readily available to lend assist and to work together with the children.
“We wish the children to see us at a enjoyable occasion as an alternative of seeing us for the primary time in an emergency state of affairs the place they is likely to be scared,” mentioned Bradford.

4-year previous Nia Finlayson, who attended the occasion along with her dad Brian, made a Christmas decoration with the assistance of the Commissioner. She was all smiles.
“I cherished coming right here right this moment,” she mentioned. “There’s a lot enjoyable stuff to do.”

The lunch-time occasion was spear-headed by County Group Providers Specialist Judy Metz.
“Marilyn requested me to get this collectively,” Metz mentioned. ‘Nevertheless it was positively a bunch effort of County employees and great neighborhood volunteers who helped put together and serve meals, manned the video games and crafts, introduced actions, and made certain everybody had a good time.”

LauraLyn Robison of Parks and Rec was proud of the turnout for this occasion which is in its fourth yr.
“That is the primary yr we now have had this within the Positive Arts constructing and we hope it is going to be even greater subsequent yr,” Robison mentioned. “We’re so comfortable to host this with the Commissioner and be a component it!”

Kirkpatrick mentioned, “I need to serve this neighborhood, and right this moment was a lot enjoyable; seeing all these great smiling children is the most effective a part of my job.”

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