April has been designated “Month of the Military Child” (MOMC). The U.S. Army started celebrating MOMC in 1986 and it has since spread to encompass military youth of all branches.
Ellsworth AFB Family Services Flight is hosting their annual Month of the Military Child Celebration on Saturday, 12 April from 3-5 PM at the Youth Center. They will have jumpy castles, games, balloon animals and entertainer Phil Baker will perform during this action-packed 2 hour event. Please call 385-2277 for more information.
On Tuesday, 15 April, everyone is encouraged to Purple Up for Military Kids Day! On this day communities and schools are encouraged to wear the color purple as a visible way to show support of military youth for their strength and sacrifices. South Dakota Operation Military Kids is the lead organization in our area for Purple Up Day.