Event brings free food, sports activities and movie to East County families

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR  - Portland based organization Friends of Baseball will host sports activities for children at the Family Fun Event on Friday, Aug. 5. The City of Wood Village, in partnership with local organizations, hopes to build stronger community with a Friday Family Fun Night event at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5 at Donald Robertson Park, 24300 N.E. Halsey St., Wood Village. Organizers promise the event will keep the whole family entertained throughout the evening with sports activities for the kids and free food, followed by a movie under the stars.

PlayEast! is a partnership of the cities of Fairview and Wood Village that works to create enriching recreational activities for the children East County and Friends of Baseball is a Portland-based nonprofit that enhances children's lives through the game of baseball.

All together, these cities and organizations are looking to serve their communities some free, safe summer fun.

"It is free for everyone and is just something we wanted to give to help build more of the that sense of community," said Jairo Rios-Campos, PlayEast!'s recreation manager. "Especially after COVID, things and events like these are really needed."

Friends of Baseball will lead the recreational activities for kids, hosting a Play Ball clinic for youth 12 and younger (no experience needed), starting at 6 p.m.

Those who are interested can pre-register online and receive a complimentary Play Ball kit.

Food items like hot dogs, nachos, churros, drinks and ice cream will be served around 5 p.m. At dusk, families are invited to gather in the park for a viewing of Disney's "Encanto."

"The event is totally open for anybody," Rios-Campos said. "If you have kids, don't have kids or not from Wood Village; everyone is still welcome."

For more information about this event or to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page.

Sponsor spotlight

  • The City of Wood Village
  • Friends of Baseball
  • PlayEast!
  • Tany's Coffee Shop
  • Tany's Bakery

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