The Combat Center’s Summer’s Here event invited families to find out the kinds of fun activities were available to their kids this summer. Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. — Dozens of families came out to the Combat Center’s Community Center to see nearly 30 vendors from all over the Morongo Basin. The vendors came to help parents learn about educational activities their children can get involved with this summer. Vendors ranged from local libraries with reading events to the Boys Scouts of America.
Groups aboard the Combat Center set up booths as well for the event. The Armed Services Young Men’s Christian Association and Religious Ministries were two base programs looking for kids to participate in their activities.
“We had the event to educate and inform the Combat Center community on the opportunities that are available to kids from preschool to high school,” said Kristina Becker, community relations officer and host of the event. “We had a wide variety of vendors showing what they had to offer kids of all ages.”
Denise Perez, event attendee, brought her four children out to the event to the opportunities that Summer’s Here had to offer.
“It’s great to get the word out there for us to see and to see what’s going on in the community,” said Perez. “I’m glad to get all this information for my kids.”
Perez’s children are already boy scouts but she was looking for more things for them to do.
The vendors had small educational games to engage the kids so they would better understand the activities the vendors would be hosting. They also offered takeaways like pens and goodie bags.