Even with occasional monsoonal downpours, almost 300 children and parents enjoyed all the free offerings at the 7th Annual Forks Family Fair held on Saturday, May 13, at the Forks Elks Lodge. The Curly Tails 4-H Club held dog demonstrations and the Crafty Critters 4-H Club brought their birds and baby chicks.
Fire Chief Bill Paul and the fire department gave tours of the fire truck and let children hold the big fire hose. Forks Police Cadets, led by Jolene Winger, conducted a bike rodeo and gave away helmets and there were tours of a police car, sheriff’s car and an ambulance.
Forks Community Hospital gave massages, health check-ups, plus gave away lots of information and free stuff. There was information on long-term care options, in-home care, free legal advice and youths learned about emergency and disaster preparedness, the Red Cross, what the Caring Place does and an amateur radio demonstration.
Forks Abuse raffled off five free passes to Sol Duc Hot Springs and Molina Healthcare raffled off a paddle game.
The Forks Library gave away lots of books and Sunshine &Rainbows Daycare offered crafts, games and cool prizes. The Laff Pack clowns painted faces and turned balloons into swords, animals and hats.
This annual event is sponsored by the Family Caregiver Support Program which thanks the Forks Elks for donating their facility and all of the participants who make this event such a wonderful community happening.