A good way to beat the heat is just a splash away. The annual Unity in the Community Water Bash is taking place Saturday, July 30, at noon in Bones Hooks Park, 2000 N Hughes St.
There will be around 20,000 water balloons and around 1,000 water guns placed in the park for everyone to cool off and enjoy. Some other water activities will be a slip and slide that goes down from the splash pad, a dunk tank, and other fun activities.
“I like to see all those kids out there going crazy and having fun all at the same time. That’s what really puts a smile on my face,” said Tremaine Brown, president of Vessel of Humanity and Compassion.
This is a pre-registration event leading up to the annual Braids and Fades event, where approximately 2,500 backpacks and school supplies will be handed out to the kids.
“We’re helping close the gap on getting the kids prepared and making sure they walk into those school doors with some confidence and get them ready to learn,” Brown said.
Some other services being offered through these later events will be haircuts, eye exams, teeth cleaning, along with services the children of Amarillo will need ahead of school.
“The most important part is getting the kids and the parents out there to register the kids for these services,” explained Brown.
For more information about the upcoming events, go to https://www.beblessedbythevessel.org/.
This article originally appeared on Amarillo Globe-News: Beat the heat at the annual Water Bash event