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Head Start Celebration Day

By Joe Starkey



The Region 14 Head Start and Early Head Start Program celebrated the end of the school year with a day at the Abilene Zoo and a party at the Festival Gardens across from the Zoo. They also held early registration for next year’s program for families from the {{more}} area from Stevens County to Mitchell County including all of Taylor County except for Abilene ISD. After registration, the families received a wrist band for free admission to the zoo and to the Festival Gardens. Most of the families seemed to start the Festival Gardens with a trip to see the miniature horse, Kippie owned by Roby sixth grader Kimie Lakey and have a free photograph made riding straw bales and wearing western hats. The special activities included a wandering Mariachi Band, juggling and clown acts, free food and Carnival Games galore. They could also get their faces painted, play miniature golf or try out the Trike Track. There was also a very popular pair of Jumping Castles and a magician appeared later. Lunch was available for the whole family. The Head Start Program is for children 3 to 4 years old to help prepare them for school. The Early Head Start Program is for children 0 to 3.

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