For three hours children were able to partake in games, win prizes, eat food, and enjoy a safe, fun environment.
“This is festival is a positive depiction of how the city of Omaha is able to cross race, gender, age, and socio-economic barriers in order to develop cohesiveness within our communities,” said Kara Warner, one of the Youth and Education Youth Attendance Navigators.
With the help of various organizations including Lutheran Family Services, the Urban League Guild, the Omaha Fire Department, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the National Council of Negro Women, the Head Start program, and Pear Tree Performing Arts we were able to give out candy bags to all the kids that participated in the festival.
The purpose of the festival was to brings our community together, and allow the people we serve to become familiar with the location, learn about the services we offer, and meet the staff who administer these services.
We are proud to call this year a success, and look forward to continuing that trend next year where we will continue the growth of our festival participants and Urban League family.