March Air Reserve Base, Calif. --
LeMay Park was the site of March Field’s 2nd annual Spring Fling. Hosted by the March ARB Airman and Family Readiness Center and in conjunction with Project Strong One, this Saturday’s event provided a fun-filled opportunity for military members and their families to spend the day in a wonderful setting focusing on togetherness.
Family and Readiness Center Director Karen Amos initiated the event, motivated by a desire to see kids as the stars of the day, “I think children need to be recognized and appreciated which is why we do this for the kids, so that they can know that mothers, fathers, aunts, and uncles can’t do what they do without the kids having to occasionally miss-out on some things, so this is a thank you to them for what they do in allowing you guys to do what you do”, said Amos.
The other stars of the day were “superhero” volunteers dressed-up as: Captain America, Spiderman, Ironman, Black Panther and Black Widow. To the delight of the small (and big) kids, the action heroes mingled freely through the crowd, interacting with attendees and posing for photographs.
Activity booths staffed by civilians and military members from around the base included: Milk Bottle Baseball Throw, Bottle Ring Toss, Basketball Hoops, Milk Can Toss, Archery Tag, Face Painting and a full-scale Bouncy House. There was also a mini choo-choo train offering rides around the park.
There were multiple tables set-up offering free school supplies and memorabilia from the base’s recent centennial airshow.
Food was provided courtesy of Papa John’s Pizza and Wingstop, with desert coming in the form of cookies made available from the Girl Scouts of America.
The Spring Fling has been a big-hit over the last couple of years and considering leadership’s ongoing commitment to these types of Airman support functions, looks to be around for a while. Be sure and mark your calendars for next year – see you there!