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Kids equipped for school at Families Plus' annual picnic

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On Aug. 14, Families Plus, a local non-profit, held its annual picnic at Confluence Park in Delta. The event celebrates the families of the program with great food, computer giveaways and school supplies provided by the local community. "We are so very thankful for the various community partners who donated to this year's event," said Mary Bauer, administrative director of Families Plus. "It is just amazing that Delta has so many wonderful people who want to give so much. We are truly grateful for their generosity."

Walmart, Calvary Baptist Church and Delta United Methodist Church were among some of the organizations that donated school supplies to this year's event.

Not only did the kids get necessary items for school, but they had lots of fun as well. Home Depot of Montrose brought down its human foosball table for the picnic. The massive structure was a big hit with the kids and spectators alike. If you haven't heard of this novel game, just think about the table game being recreated in a human-size version with real live kids trying to kick the ball into the goal.

Families Plus is a homegrown Delta County program that exists nowhere else in the nation with the blending of parents, volunteers and professionals all determined to help children build skills needed to become successful adults. Events like these help Families Plus to be true to its mission -- supporting families to partner with the community to help children thrive. If you or anyone you know would like to volunteer or become a mentor to a child, please call Mary Bauer at 874-0464.

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