Earlier last month, the Indian Guides and Indian Princesses held their Annual Penny Fair at David Wooster Middle School. Families gathered to partake in games and positive family-strengthening activities for only a penny!
The Indian Guides and Indian Princesses Program is organized through the Stratford Sterling House to promote the father-child relationship. Community activities bring families together while intensifying the bond and creating memories between fathers and their children. The goal is for fathers and their children to create life-long memories, while growing socially, emotionally and intellectually together within the Stratford community.
Both boys and girls built boats and cars which they raced to win a trophy. Squeals of excitement from both children and their parents could be heard through out the day’s events.
Mike Augusztin, chief of the Kickapoo Tribe, spoke about the importance of the organization and the social activities. “The children make friends with other children in the community.” He told us that “the dads are from different walks of life; businessmen, fire fighters, builders, etc.”
The money raised through the day’s activities, moon-bounce and games went directly to the Sterling House’s Food Pantry. Approximately $200 has been raised each year. Mr. Augusztin told us that this activity and donating the proceeds to a worthy charity “increased awareness of the children in a fun way.”
The Indian Guides and Indian Princesses also participate in food drives and town clean ups.
For more information about the Indian Guides and Indian Princesses Program visit http://sterlinghousecc.org or www.angelfire.com/ct2/stfdigip. Visit stratford.patch.com for upcoming Indian Guides and Indian Princesses events.