|Festival Gardens by the Zoo|
Teamwork makes the dream work! The Abilene Public Library, Abilene Zoo, and the Parks & Recreation Department have all partnered together to present a fun, free community-wide event called Stories at the Garden. We've all worked hard to bring you a fantastic line-up of great activities and will be featuring some very special guests, all for FREE!
Join us at Nelson Park Festival Gardens, located next to the Abilene Zoo, from 10AM to Noon on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Activities will include: Storytime at 10:45AM, Princess visits, bubbles, chalk drawings, crafts, and bounce houses. And rumor has it that a mermaid will be there too!
|Meet HSU's Six White Horses (with Rides)|
Some great community partners have joined us as well to put on this event. May Farms will be providing animals for a Petting Zoo. The Hardin-Simmons University Six White Horses will offer horse rides. And kids will be able to meet and greet some Superhero friends from Characters for Kiddos. Feel free to dress up as your favorite character. Who knows? You might meet the real thing! Be sure to check out each group's Facebook page for more information on each organization.
Storytime, presented by the library, will take place at 10:45AM during the middle of the event, and will feature delightfully interactive books as well as musical activities suitable for the entire family; all other activities are come-and-go. There will definitely be something for everyone at Stories at the Garden. And concessions, provided by the Zoo, will also be available for purchase. Don't forget to stop by the info tables to learn about all the great programs and events coming up from the Library, Zoo, and Parks & Recreation before you leave.
|Pet Adorable Animal Friends from May Farm|
As a bonus for attending, the Abilene Zoo will offer one free child entry into the Zoo with one paid adult entry, as long as you have the special Stories at the Garden stamp, which you'll receive when you arrive.
There will be so much to do, see, and experience at Stories in the Garden that you won't want to miss it. Get in some quality time with the whole family by bringing everyone to this spectacular event. Keep the fun going by visiting the Zoo and playing at Fort Imagination. Let's send summer off right, and get ready for a great new school year by spending the day engaged with your community. We'll see you at the Festival Gardens on August 25 for Stories at the Garden!
Article Contributed by Alyssa Crow, South Branch Manager
Photos Contributed by Alyssa Hartley, Parks & Recreation Multimedia Specialist and Owner of Crosslet Photography and Videography