Thousands attend Day For Kids event at Bergfeld Park

Bubbles, games, and a climbing wall, Bergfeld Park in Tyler had it all Saturday for the Boys and Girls Club of East Texas and KLTV 7's Day For Kids event.  Thousands packed the park as the event grows bigger every year.

"We went on this thing where you jump and all that,' said 8-year-old Heleyna Moffitt.  "I was doing flips and stuff.  At the end I fell forward."  Kristina Shockley says she's lived in East Texas for nine years.

"When I was younger, we were part of the Boys and Girls Club," said Shockley.  "It shows it doesn't matter what color, age, sex that you can be apart of that club and be welcomed."  She has attended Day For Kids every year and said how important it is for this community to come together at events like this.

"Seeing all kinds of people from everywhere, it's really kinda cool," said Shockley.  "I just enjoy seeing the kids and taking part of my community here in East Texas, helping out where I can and doing what needs to be done."  Kristi Boyett, with Keep Tyler Beautiful also had a booth at the event.  They educated the public about recycling, beautification, and litter prevention and waste reduction.

"We are having kids used recycled tin cans to plant some wildflower seeds in, so it's really cute and meets their personality," said Boyet.  "Over here we are giving kids a litter pickeruper.  They are going around and picking up litter and putting it in our Recycle-Saurus.  We also have the recycle-toss game, where they can toss different items and decide if its trash, recycling, compost, or reusable."  The Litter-Force, the superheroes sponsored by TXDOT also performed.  Thousands played, ate and enjoying the beautiful weather at Bergfeld Park.

East Texas children were not the only kids out having fun.  Saturday was actually national "Day for Kids".  The Boys and Girls club started the event in 2001.

Danielle Capper, Reporting.