Each year Healthy Families San Angelo sponsors a number of special events for its families. The fun, relaxing atmosphere of these special activities provides opportunities for parents to participate in their children's social development, build friendships with other families and staff members, and just let their hair down!
Click on each of the activities below for more information.
The Children's Fair was created by and is hosted by Healthy Families San Angelo. Designed for kids and families, it is held each year on the 4th Sunday of April, recognized internationally as the Month of the Child. The Fair is the Healthy Families local fundraising event. Over 100 food, game, and activity booths are set up and run by nonprofit groups and organizations benefitting children's causes.
Participating organizations are able to earn funds for their children's projects by retaining 90% of the gross profits of their booths. The cost of operating the Children's Fair is underwritten by business sponsors who sign on each year to help. These sponsors enable Healthy Families to share profits with nonprofit organizations. The Healthy Families Children's Fair is a 23-year tradition in San Angelo, one that families eagerly anticipate. The Fair's focal point is the Open Stage for children to perform on. Local dance schools, gymnastics teams, karate schools, church choirs, and individuals perform on the Open Stage. In addition, the Area-Wide Coloring Contest is held for all kids from pre-K through 5th grade. Generous businesses and individuals donate prizes for a giant prize giveaway that benefits Healthy Families.
Hundreds of volunteers make the Children's Fair happen each year. The community spirit the Fair embodies, involving people from all walks of life, is a reflection of the importance San Angelo places on its youth.
Families' Halloween Party
Kids and parents alike really have fun with this event, held within a week of Halloween. Our families usually dress in costume in the “spirit” of the event and enjoy booths that include Go Fish, Face Painting, Cupcake Walk, Bean Bag Toss, and Madam Zorro the fortune teller. Kids love winning prizes ranging from a piece of candy to a spooky spider ring. There’s even a craft booth for the kids to make their own take-home gifts.
Families' Christmas Party
Our annual Families’ Christmas Party is held at a local church hall in mid-December and is one of the biggest, most popular events we sponsor. The Board and Staff of Healthy Families San Angelo prepare and serve dinner for an average of 400 people each year. All the families currently in the program are invited for a full dinner of turkey and dressing, ham, mashed potatoes and giblet gravy, corn, green beans, bread, cranberry sauce, fruit salad, cake and cookies, and tea or Kool-Aid. During the evening, everyone is treated to personalities singing Christmas carols, many door prizes, a gift for each child, and a chance to have a photo taken on Santa’s lap!