First SEA Family Fun Day set for June 29

By EMILY SPARACINO / Staff Writer

MONTEVALLO – Shelby Emergency Assistance will mark one year of operations in its renovated facility next month, and to celebrate the occasion, the Montevallo-based agency is inviting local families to enjoy a day of free entertainment.

“We felt like it was a good time to do something fun for the community and invite everyone over for a good time, and also, to learn about our services and other local services,” SEA Executive Director Karen Pendleton said. “We’ve got a lot going on, and we think it’s going to be a good activity.”

The first SEA Family Fun Day will be held Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the SEA building at 160 Shoshone Drive.

Adults can visit booths providing information about SEA, ValloCycle, Head Start Pre-School, Shelby County Health Department, Shelby County Census 2020 and other programs.

The Lions Club’s mobile unit will be on-site for vision screenings.

The Montevallo Volunteer Fire Department will talk to children about bike and scooter safety.

Kids’ activities also include face painting, soccer, crafts, hula-hooping with Carron Bullard, sidewalk chalk and bubbles.

Barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs and other concessions will be served.

In addition, University Baptist Church, located next door to SEA, will give tours of the church throughout the day.

Pendleton said the church donated SEA’s current building to the agency several years ago.

“We were needing to relocate,” she said. “We began renovating it, and we moved in last July.”

Pendleton said SEA wanted to offer a free event for families to enable them to attend without worrying about admission or concession expenses.

“For larger families, it’s hard to afford to take their kids out and do fun things,” she said. “It can really be tough for a family’s budget. We just want to keep it very economical, but also have a good time.”

For more information about SEA or the Family Fun Day, visit Shelbyemergencyassistance.com.