Family Day at the Zoo

August 1, 2008 at 1:37 pm 6 comments

Come out to the Ellen Trout Zoo for family fun at the 5th annual “Family Day… A Day to Eat Dinner with your Children” event scheduled for Saturday, September 6th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sponsored by The Coalition, KSWP/KAVX, Coca-Cola, City of Lufkin, Brookshire Brothers and the Friends of the Ellen Trout Zoo, Family Day is a national campaign used as a tool to remind parents to eat dinner nightly together as a family and to spend time with their children as a way to prevent substance abuse.

       Beginning at 10 a.m., zoo admission will be half off. The District All Stars and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council will be doing puppet shows. Two dollar hamburger baskets will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will also be free face painting, zoo membership discounts and lots of family fun activities. For more information, contact The Coalition at (936)634-9308.

Make Every Day Family Day!

Make Every Day Family Day!

What are your family traditions? Do you eat dinner nightly with your family? What is your favorite family meal together? What are some of the topics you discuss? Tell us all about it.



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  • 1. Emily Haney  |  August 1, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Most American families don’t sit down to eat together anymore, mostly due to the fast pace required to live in the world today. Thankfully, my family is an exception. We spend most night together at our dinner table, talking and learning more about each other. I love when the meal is a simple one (such as chicken salad or spaghetti) and we play scrabble or something like that. It blends in fun activities with eating, which is a winning comination every time.

  • 2. Heather S.  |  August 2, 2008 at 12:54 am

    With the busy scedules that come with getting older it gets hard to find time for “family time,” but somehow, my family makes it work. Although there’s not a set day, every week we all go out to dinner just the four of us, and we just talk. Whether it’s about work, friends, what we watched on tv the night before, or a silly joke we read in an email, it doesn’t matter, as long as we are together. I feel that by doing this we are a closer and happier family, and that we understand each other better now than we ever used to.

  • 3. Ashley E.  |  August 5, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    This is a great idea!!

    Family has become rare… And a fun day to spend with the family is relaxing way to get back in touch with those that mean the most to you!!

  • 4. Tyra Stewart  |  August 7, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    As i get older and school getting closer to ending me and my family rarely spend any time together but when we do it is always so great .

  • 5. Lance Phillips  |  August 8, 2008 at 7:36 am

    Like Emily, I also spend alot of time with my family at the dinner table. Every night that I don’t have work, i’m at home with my family eating a homecooked meal and talking about anything and everything. My favorite thing to do with family is sitting at home watching contest shows like Nashville Star and So You Think You Can Dance. It seems like we are always having a big night around our house because friends and family are constantly coming to see us. I’ve come to realize that you can never go wrong with burgers, chips, sweet tea, and homemade icecream. I think that more people need to get into a habit of spending time with their families FOR FUN and not just because they stay in the same living quarters. It not only makes your life easier, it also makes you happier.

  • 6. Danae L.  |  August 8, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    With both my parent working at places that require them to take call finding family time can be hard. But, we always find time to do things as a family wheither it be going out to see a movie, cooking a meal at home, or playing board games one night. My parent always find a way for us to do something together so that we can talk and just enjoy each others company. Now that I’m graduating this year I am realizing just how much my parents have done for my sister and I and I really appreaciate the time they both took to spend together as a family. They gave me memories that I’ll take with me for the rest of my life.


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