Soak up the sun at the annual Unity in the Community Water Bash

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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.

The Amarillo Fire Department adds water for the slip and slide at the Second Annual Unity in the Community Water Bash at Bones Hooks Park in this file photo. This year's bash is Saturday.
The Amarillo Fire Department adds water for the slip and slide at the Second Annual Unity in the Community Water Bash at Bones Hooks Park in this file photo. This year's bash is Saturday.

“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.

Tremaine Brown invites everyone to the annual Unity in the Community Water Bash at noon Saturday at Bones Hook Park, 2000 N Hughes St.
Tremaine Brown invites everyone to the annual Unity in the Community Water Bash at noon Saturday at Bones Hook Park, 2000 N Hughes St.

“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.

Families wait their turn during a previous Braids and Fades event, which gathers volunteer hair stylists and barbers to give free hair cuts and braids to students before school.
Families wait their turn during a previous Braids and Fades event, which gathers volunteer hair stylists and barbers to give free hair cuts and braids to students before 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