Abby, 7, daughter of Bob Clifton, Youth Parent Support, Army Community Services, plants a May Day flower at the K-State Extension booth at the Spring Fling April 18 at Army Community Service. Abby and many others who planted flowers also were able to name them.

FORT RILEY, Kan. - The Exceptional Family Member Program and New Parent Support Program Spring Fling took place April 18 at Army Community Service.

The event gave Fort Riley Families a chance to meet other Families and have a place to provide positive enrichment, said Laurie McCauley, EFMP manager.

Children of all ages enjoyed activities including playing in a miniature inflatable play area and making concrete stepping stones with their hand prints. With the help of staff from the Kansas State University Extension office, children also got to plant flowers in baskets for May Day.

Army spouse Christine Whitworth brought her younger daughter Evelyn, 2, because she thought it would be fun.

"Evelyn had a lot of fun in the bouncy and then watching the lady plant the flower, Whitworth said. "I think it was great."

EFMP, NPSP, K-State Extension and the Parent to Parent program all helped put on the spring event. For more information about any of these programs, call 239-9435.

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