Armed Services YMCA partnered with Corvias’s Spring Fling as a substitute for their annual Healthy Kids Day, Friday. According to Lisa Kotson, event coordinator, ASYMCA, the organization chose to partner with Corvias because of all the events going on around the area, including the Fort Bragg Fair and the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival.

Koston said the goal of the event was to get the community involved by showing Families options for activities during the summer. ASYMCA offered book giveaways and safety demonstrations, including both fire and pool safety.

During the event, which was held at the Nijmegen Community Center, Families enjoyed an obstacle course, Italian ice, football throw, tactical displays and more.

Spring Fling is the kickoff event for Corvias’s five annual events throughout the year, said Tammy Wilbur-Hoistad, residential relations program manager, Corvias. She said the Spring Fling will also be held on Linden Oaks in two weeks.

The event is an opportunity for Families to get to know community agencies and resources, as well as come out and have fun, explained Wilbur-Hoistad. To assist the community, Corvias invited eight to 10 agencies at Spring Fling, which welcomed between 800 and 1,000 attendees. Wilbur-Hoistad said her organization enjoys giving back to Fort Bragg Families.

“I love seeing the community coming together … parents interacting with their kids, and just seeing people laugh,” she said. “It’s a great way to kick off the weekend.”