Smart Start Durant and Southeastern Child Care Resource and Referral hosted its annual Bryan County Family Expo at the Southeastern Visual and Performing Arts Center on North First Avenue on Saturday.
The event featured free hot dogs, clowns making balloon animals and both informational booths for parents and fun booths for children.
Several prizes including bicycles, board games and basketballs were donated to attending children by local sponsors.
Smart Start Oklahoma is an early childhood initiative that also serves as a statewide early childhood advisory council, according to the organization’s website www.smartstartok.org.
The nonprofit organization partners with Southeastern Child Care Resource and Referral and local businesses to host the expo each year.
Smart Start also hosted a fundraising event recently in which participants paid to participate in a Trivia night contests.
Nine teams from local businesses and organizations participated in the event on February 21 to raise money for the Smart Start initiative.
- Jessica Breger can be reached at (580) 924-4388 ext. 116 or on Twitter @jbreger_news