‘Fun in the sun’ at Poteet Summer Fun



The Frank L. Madla Early College High School team came out to give 9th-10th grade students an early college opportunity for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. Pictured, from left, back row, is Alyssa Gamez and Arnold Hernandez; front row, Kristina Canales and Danielle Christensen. GABRIELLA RUIZ | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

The Frank L. Madla Early College High School team came out to give 9th-10th grade students an early college opportunity for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. Pictured, from left, back row, is Alyssa Gamez and Arnold Hernandez; front row, Kristina Canales and Danielle Christensen. GABRIELLA RUIZ | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

The City of Poteet kicked off summer last Friday evening with their Summer Fun event at Poteet Canyon Park. The event was a way for the community to unwind following a rough school year. Those in attendance enjoyed an evening of water slides, bounce houses, a Game Theft Trailer, bubbles, emergency vehicles on display, games, resource tables and more.

The event was sponsored by Workforce Solutions Alamo, State Farm Agent Lily Hernandez and other organizations.

Shawnene Heather, Poteet Community Events Coordinator, hopes the community felt unity at the first event the cty held since the COVID-19 restrictions were lifted.

“We thought it would be nice to have a fun day,” said Heather. “No worries, school’s out, everybody just come out and enjoy themselves, you know, get some free food while it lasts and visit the resource table sequence that they can maybe benefit from. Thanks to the City of Poteet and the community for their support. Just know that this town has a big heart … and they really care about one another.”

Poteet ISD presented their musical cakewalk game for an educational twist for the kids as they received prizes. GABRIELLA RUIZ | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Poteet ISD presented their musical cakewalk game for an educational twist for the kids as they received prizes. GABRIELLA RUIZ | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

During the event, Poteet ISD came down to present the kids with a musical game walk similar to a cakewalk. Deidra Carnes, Poteet ISD Elementary In- structional Specialist, wants children to know that the school still supports their needs even during the summer.

“We just wanted to be a part of the community and take our summer off, but also enrich our students’ lives academically,” said Carnes. “We have literacy, we have STEM, we have math games to really promote that learning throughout summer. We’re a big part of the community … all working together to support them.”

Resource tables at the event included United Healthcare Ministries, Peace for the Pieces, Safer Path Family Violence Shelter, Youth Prevention, Frank L. Madla Early College High School and more. For more information on the organizations in attendance and all they have to offer, please call 830-742-8917.

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