So you've decided to check out the Alabama Gulf Coast on your next vacation since it's an ideal vacation spot for Hendricks County families. Great! You've made an excellent choice!
While you're there, you have to eat, right? And the kids aren't going to entertain themselves (at least mine won't). So where's a good spot for families to get a delicious bite to eat and for the kids to have fun while you're in the Gulf Shores, Alabama, area?
I'm so glad you asked.
Among my list of family-friendly can't-miss places to visit while you're at the Alabama Gulf Coast is LuLu's at Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores.
Villagers, if you are looking for a place to spend a family vacation at any point throughout the year, I have a recommendation for you: visit the Alabama Gulf Coast.
We just returned from a wonderful Spring Break vacation in Orange Beach, Alabama -- which sits on the Alabama-Florida border and adjoins Gulf Shores, Alabama -- and I have come to the conclusion that the Alabama Gulf Coast is an ideal vacation spot for Hendricks County families.
Here are a few reasons why.
In its 10 years of existence, They're Our Kids has gone through several transformations in an attempt to make it easier for Villagers to find the information that they're looking for on the website.
I've collected information on so many resources available to Hendricks County parents over the years, however, that it's become pretty unwieldy and cumbersome to list them all in the way I've been listing them.
It's also incredibly difficult for me to keep all of the buttons on TOK up-to-date. Websites change, organizations come and go, and just as I get one page cleaned up on TOK, another one turns up several dead links.
So to solve the problems of Villagers having difficulty finding what they're looking for, as well as links going dead, They're Our Kids unveils its new membership program for businesses, organizations, sports leagues and other entities that serve the children of Hendricks County!
Hopefully by now you've heard of the Hendricks County Community Youth Fair that They're Our Kids is co-hosting with Macaroni Kid - Hendricks this Saturday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Center in Danville.
Ever since last year's Hendricks County Youth Sports Fair that we hosted together at Danville Community High School was such a big success, we've been talking about hosting a bigger youth fair that encompasses all sorts of organizations, resources and opportunities for Hendricks County youth.
Meghan Stritar of Macaroni Kid - Hendricks was able to secure us the Exposition Hall at the Fairgrounds, and we've spent months since that time planning this event.
With the Hendricks County Community Youth Fair coming up this weekend, I want to let everyone know what we have on tap.
They're Our Kids and Macaroni Kid - Hendricks are joining forces to host the second annual Hendricks County Community Youth Fair on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Center in Danville.
We are bringing a wide variety of organizations, sports leagues, businesses, counseling services, preschools and other providers of services together in one place for local parents and children to explore.
All of the booths at the Hendricks County Community Youth Fair will feature vendors and providers who cater to kids and parents, allowing attendees to discover opportunities and resources available to them in the area.
Did you know that aliens came to Indiana nearly 40 years ago?
According to a classic movie written and directed by Steven Spielberg in 1977, two airplanes had a close encounter of the first kind (a sighting) with a UFO over Indianapolis, and Hoosiers had a close encounter of the second kind (physical evidence) with an alien craft in Muncie shortly thereafter.
On Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Royal Theater in Danville, aliens return to Indiana when the Kiwanis Club of Danville brings us "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" in its latest installment of Kiwanis Klassic Family Movie Night.
Easter is right around the corner (Sunday, April 5), and if you're looking for Easter egg hunts for the kids, we've done the research for you.
Here are the Easter egg hunts in Hendricks County that we're aware of in 2015 (and if you know of any hunts that aren't listed here, please contact us so that we can add them!):
For some Villagers, there's no place like home for Spring Break.
If you're staying home, make plans to attend the tenth edition of Kiwanis Klassic Family Movie Night on Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at the Royal Theater in Danville.
The Kiwanis Club of Danville will be showing the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz" in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the movie's release.
Admission is just $3 per adult and $1 per child under the age of 12, with all proceeds from ticket sales benefiting the Kiwanis Club of Danville.
We have a winner of two free pre-sale passes to the Here We Grow Again Consignment Sale at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex in Danville!
Congratulations, Kristina Lind!
Yours was the lucky name drawn out of the hat by one of my elementary school daughters!
Kristina, please contact us with your email address so that Here We Grow Again can provide you with all the details you need to attend the pre-sale on March 17.
Thank you to everyone who entered, and to Here We Grow Again for providing the pre-sale passes to their event!
Happy shopping, everyone!
The Here We Grown Again Consignment Sale is coming to the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex in Danville from March 18-21, once again offering Villagers the opportunity to shop over 75,000 gently used infant and children's items: clothes, toys, furniture and more.
Wouldn't it be cool to get a crack at the consignment sale a day early so that you have access to the cream of the crop?
Through They're Our Kids' contest, you can do just that: win two (2) free pre-sale passes to the Here We Grow Again Consignment Sale on Tuesday, March 17 at 5 p.m.
Here's how to enter.
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