Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and the Mason Dixon Historical Park allowed children to get a jump start on their Valentine’s gifts.
At the park, a craft creating workshop gave children the chance to paint, color, glue, and decorate their own Valentine’s day gift.
The event was in part made possible by the Monongalia parks and recreation tax levy that began in July of 2017.
The workshop was free to the public and gave the community a place to come together, have fun, and be creative.
Children gathered around tables covered in stickers and sparkles to create their own Valentine monster or bag for collecting candy.
Afterwards, the group got together to play games, win prizes, and eats lots of candy.
It was a exciting way to spend a Saturday Afternoon. “We really wanted to put this event on for the kids. Umm. There’s not a lot going on in the community so to have something for the kids so they can interact with other kids and get out of the house is really important, ” said Kimberlyn Persina, the event director.
Children were also able to learn about the park itself.
Perisna feels, “It’s just important that kids come out and experience what the Mason Dixon Historical Park is all about. JR Pesco does a lot for the children and there’s a lot of events that they can attend throughout the year.”