By Lyndsey BornApril 22, 2009
FORT RILEY, Kan. - Pancakes were available to military Families at the School Age Services building April 11 as part of the Month of the Military Child activities.
Starting at 8 a.m., Families were able to fix a plate of pancakes with sausage and mixed fruit. After eating many of the children went outside to play on the large inflatable toys.
Since it was Easter weekend, Capt. Ernest Hafner, Medical Activity, said his Family wanted to do something together and his two daughters like pancakes. His daughters, Anna and Natalie, also planned to participate in the Easter Egg Hunt later that day.
"Every time you have a Family atmosphere, it's fun," Hafner said. "The kids have a blast."
Families who attended the pancake feed also were able to recognize their child as a hero, which is what Month of the Military Child is about, said Maxine Williams, director of School Age Services.
Having the feed at the SAS building also let many of the Families learn more about the program, opening avenues for them to use, said Rosalind Wesley, Child, Youth and School Services transition specialist.
"A variety of Families came out. By coming here they got to sign up for services they may not have known were here," Wesley said.