PRESTONSBURG – Camels, hamster balls and boa constrictors don’t make for a typical Saturday afternoon in Floyd County. However, thanks to the Floyd County Early Childhood Council, with the help of Remix Education, several area children along with their parents were treated to an exotic rainy Saturday.
“This event is all about education and child development,” said Heather Wheeler of the East Kentucky Science Center. “Parents can take advantage of some of the services we have available. Parents can get their child signed up for preschool as well as do the screenings needed.”
Remix Education is a Lexington-based professional mascot entertainment organization that provides unique motivational speaking to get students pumped up about learning. A giant green mascot named Jiggy spoke to kids about bullying, staying away from drugs, listening to parents and trying hard in school.
“Events like this is a collaborate effort,” said Melinda Hall, chairperson for the Floyd County Early Childhood Council. “We are thankful for the help and support we have received from the Prestonsburg Mayor, Floyd County Fiscal Court, Highlands Regional Medical Center, McDowell ARH, Floyd County Schools, Lindsey Wilson College, East Kentucky Science Center and Big Sandy Community and Technical College.”
“This event made a rainy day not so bad,” said Robin Stacy. “It also allowed me to bring my son and give him the first experience of school and show him just how much fun school can be. We are really excited to be starting preschool in the fall.”
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.