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USM Center for Child Development hosts Family Fun Day

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The Center for Child Development at the University of Southern Mississippi hosted a Family Fun Day on Sunday.

In celebration of National Week of the Young Child, the center kicked off with an event filled with refreshments and food, as well as recreational and art activities for children.

Dozens of residents came out with their young ones to enjoy the fun day, but to also help out with a good cause.

“We're really trying to bring our playground and our facilities up to what parents expect to see for preschools, and so one of the areas that we really need improvement on is on our playground,” said USM Center for Child Development Program Manager, Gina Carr. “We have a playground designed, but we need a quarter of a million dollars for that, so our staff and our parents have come together to have this Family Fun Day to raise money.”

If you would like to help and donate to the program, you can contact the University Foundation and ask about the Playground Fund for the Center for Child Development.

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