“We were approached by a couple of gentlemen who liked what we had done with our free Youth Fishing Tournament in June, and they offered to give us $200 to put on another fun, free event for the kids of our community,” said Wendy Wary, president of 4 A Better Chandler, Inc. “So, we decided with the heat of August, some water play would be refreshing and fun for the kids.”
The Chandler Fire Department provided a 10-foot tall sprinkler system for kids to run through, and handed out foam red clown noses. Volunteers grilled hot dogs and served chips and bottled water to participants. Games included a sponge relay and a boys vs. girls splash ball fight. Xtreme Action Rentals of Evansville provided additional fun with its Hamster Zorb, a giant inflatable hamster ball for humans.
“It was a lot fun, and the kids were having a blast,” said Wary. “The smiles and laughter – that’s what we’re all about.”
Warrick County students head back to school Wednesday, Aug. 12.