On Friday, April 30 from 5 to 7 p.m., community members are invited to attend a Día de los Niños event at Mendez Middle School, at 5106 Village Square Drive.
A popular annual celebration in Mexico of children and their wellbeing, the gathering is a drive-thru get-together, with some walk-up stations, and includes games, kid-friendly giveaways, safety and education tools, and more!
The Día celebration also promotes literacy, culture and language. To help commemorate this, the Austin Public Library Book Mobile will be on-site distributing books.
Other highlights include free car and booster seats along with safety demonstrations by Austin-Travis County EMS and an Austin Fire Department fire truck for the kids to experience. AISD will offer Pre-K registration for the upcoming school year. And resources for child welfare will be available.
The event is open to the public and is in partnership with Councilwoman Vanessa Fuentes and AISD District 2 Trustee Ofelia Maldonado Zapata as well as AISD, Austin Fire Department, Austin Parks & Recreation, Austin Police Department, Austin Public Health, Austin Public Library, First Church and Mission Capital.
Who: Councilwoman Vanessa Fuentes, AISD District 2 Trustee Ofelia Maldonado Zapata
What: Drive-thru event celebrating the children of Austin
When: Friday, April 30, 5–7 p.m.
Where: Mendez Middle School – 5106 Village Square Drive, Austin, TX 78744 (District 2)