Stand for Children event Friday at WKU

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

This years Stand for Children Day, a free event that brings awareness to childrens services and programming in Bowling Green and Warren County, will be A World of Work, even though it will feature a disc jockey, a magician and other fun activities for little ones.

Stand for Childrens Day will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday near the Downing University Center at Western Kentucky University.

This year its all about career opportunities, said Anne Grubbs, enrichment and volunteer coordinator for Community Education, which organizes the annual event with other organizations.

About 40 vendors, many of which are non-profit agencies, will have booths set up to highlight careers.

We’ve got education, law enforcement, emergency management, banking, all kinds of things, Grubbs said.

The vendors include Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center, Tennessee Valley Authority Water Safety Police, Family Enrichment Center, Parent-Teacher Store and Community Action of Southern Kentucky.

Carla Brown, a child development specialist with Community Action, said her organization is excited about taking part.

Community Action will have a transportation bus parked, the one with the wheelchair bus lift, and well have children go through the bus and see how people with special needs and disabilities are transported, Brown said.

Last year, about 1,000 people came to Stand for Children Day.

For more information, call 842-4281.


Carmichael, Alicia (2005, June). Stand for Children event Friday at WKU. Bowling Green Daily News. Retrieved from