The City of Hastings Monday offered an Official Proclamation of Appreciation to the Very Barry Family Event coordinator, Daryl Waggoner. Mayor David Tossava read the proclamation, saying the event lets families with young children enjoy a free breakfast, learn about all the resources available to them in the county and meet and interact with emergency services workers.
Hearing and vision testing is available and kids enter a drawing for a new bike every other year.
“This event is thoroughly enjoyed by both the participants and those providing activities and sharing the information,” Tossava said. He named a dozen sponsors of the annual event, adding that there were many more.
“We really, really appreciate this, Waggoner said. “It’s a lot of work; it’s not just me, it’s certainly the committee. We were very successful this year; we gave out 384 bicycle helmets to 134 families.
“I want to thank the community partners who take part in the Very Barry Family Event.”