Sheri Samson Facepainting was just one of the many activities local children enjoyed on Saturday at the Fall Festival at Lion’s Park. The Hawthorne Care and Share presented the fundraising event.

Sheri Samson
Facepainting was just one of the many activities local children enjoyed on Saturday at the Fall Festival at Lion’s Park. The Hawthorne Care and Share presented the fundraising event.

Lions Park was alive with face painted children and watchful adults on Saturday as the Hawthorne Care and Share presented its fundraising event, Fall Festival at the Park. Leonard Fonts was at the entry gate handing out game tickets and welcoming families as they made their way into the park’s fun land.

With many seniors hosting the games and activities, the donation of a bounce house from the Kenny Bostic Memorial Youth Athletic Fund helped fill the atmosphere with a spirit of smiles. A perfect, sunny day allowed the participating families the enjoyment of the grassy area within the park setting. Food booths rounded out a friendly food court, while vendors shared their wares in a comfortable, approachable fashion.

Cherrie George, director of the Hawthorne Care and Share was pleased with the participation and the amount of volunteers. “We couldn’t have done this without the community’s help.”

George explained that the seniors are enjoying the chance to be out with the kids, and networking our seniors into the community is an important part of staying healthy and alive. She shared that people can’t forget all the contributions our senior community can give and that they want to be part of things that are going on and involved with the people of our area.

A new Senior Services Program brochure was handed out as a reminder of the many activities taking place at the Care and Share program located at 975 K Street in Hawthorne. The Mina Care and Share also has planned events and shares meals in their community, located at 211 8th St. in Mina.