The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

August 2, 2013

Free Lunch for Kids Continues

The Daily Item

— WATSONTOWN — Free lunch for kids continues in August at the Watsontown Memorial Park.

Two special events are planned. On Aug. 7, Patrolman Dreisbach, Watsontown Police Department, will conduct a bike rodeo and obstacle course. Parents are invited to watch their kids perform and compete between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The second event will be held Aug. 15. A Parents’ Day is planned with a cook-out and an opportunity to meet the members of the Watsontown United Methodist Church who have been preparing and serving lunch this summer.

“Kids’ Café is a ministry of the church,” said Pastor Ryan Krauss, “and a wonderful opportunity for kids to have lunch during the summer and make new friends. It has been an event we have enjoyed and look forward to repeating again next year.”

So far this summer, over 900 free lunches have been served to all children ages 18 and under. The atmosphere is more like a day camp as special activities and fun-time events follow lunch. Two regular weekly events this summer have included: “Library Day” when J. A. Babay, librarian at the Montgomery House-Warrior Run Library, brings books for children to take home to read; and “Karate Day” each Thursday taught by Krauss, a 4th Degree Black Belt master instructor.

All children are invited to enjoy lunch and play together at the open pavilion or inside the enclosed pavilion in inclement weather. Kids Café will continue through Aug. 23.