Day of the Child recognizes local youth

Day of the Child brought children from all ages to Central Park on April 28 to participate in activities, such as dancing, and enjoy the sunshine. (Photos by Samantha Bengtson)

Gonzales hosts El Día de los Niños event at Central Park

GONZALES — The community of Gonzales celebrated its young members by honoring El Día de los Niños, or Day of the Child, last Sunday, April 28, at Central Park.

Day of the Child is a day full of activities to develop the wellbeing of children. The day is also celebrated Internationally on Nov. 20. Sunday featured dancing from the youth in the community, prizes, games and food for both the children and adults in attendance.

Among the attractions for the children’s celebration was Grupo de Folklorico, a dance group from Sherwood Elementary School in Salinas. The group has members from second to sixth grades and prepared four dances to display their style, from a Norteno dance to bellacruz dance to one from Jalisco.

A special area of the park was designated for children under age 5, where they could play in bounce houses, work on puzzles, play with toys and more.

Different vendors were part of the celebration as well, providing information and resources to the parents, and arts and crafts events also took place.

Day of the Child brought children from all ages to Central Park on April 28 to participate in activities, such as dancing, and enjoy the sunshine. (Photos by Samantha Bengtson)


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