By Leslie Hermanns, Special to the FrontlineJune 22, 2012
HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. - Children at Hunter's Child Development Center on Leonard Neal Rd., celebrated the U.S. Army's 237th birthday on June 14 with a outdoor party that included lots of activities and lots of lemonade to wash away the heat. Beginning with the Army song, the day-long celebration included an obstacle course, sack races, a sandbag toss, patriotic tattoos and hula hooping. Soldiers, spouses, and siblings all came to join in the fun and to do their part to help celebrate.
"As a Civilian in this Army Community, I am so proud and excited today to celebrate the Army Birthday with our Soldiers and Families," Davona Bell said, director of the CDC on Leonard Neal Rd., (Bldg. 148). "We are in the presence of true heroes who stepped up today to make our celebration very special and a lot of fun."
Other events at Hunter included: children in the School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills program made a giant flag at Bldg. 1289; the CDC on Perimeter Rd. Bldg. 8807 also made a flag, had a parent pampering day, and a field and photo day; children at the N. Middleground CDC made a giant red, white and blue hand print and the day ended with a Family barbecue at the School Age Services (Bldg. 8805).