TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– Hundreds of people filled the Vigo County Public Library parking lot on Saturday, as a part of the annual “family learning day” event.
Elizabeth Scamihorn, the strategic communications manager for VCPL, said over 40 local organizations were in attendance.
“With this being our 28th year of hosting family learning day, it’s a great opportunity for families to make memories,” she said. “And I love that we’re seeing generations come back too, so we have parents, and then we have grandchildren that are also here, it’s just a great day to make memories in our community.”
Children present could partake in a number of different activities, like building with Legos or interacting with a police dog. Scamihorn said the purpose of the event was to help showcase a diversity of local resources to attending families.
“The library is a great place to connect,” she said. “We like to bring families together, community members together, organizations together, and today’s one of those great days to set aside to celebrate our community and our families in the community.”
She said the event typically hosts about 1,500 people, and while they don’t yet have final participation numbers, she was satisfied with the turnout.