By KAROLYN GEPHART
Heroes will be welcomed and recognized at the City of Manvel’s first Hero Fest June 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Croix Park.
The free event will recognize police officers, firefighters, paramedics, all first responders, military personnel, veterans and more.
It’s a pre Fourth of July community celebration open to the public, according to Events Task Force member Kimberly Aldrich-Bickham. The committee has been working on the event for several meetings, asking for public input and making decisions on what will occur that day. The group came up with a variety of events.
A US Coast Guard helicopter will be on site for children and adults to experience.
Children will be able to enjoy moonwalks, a dunking booth, and vendors with items they would like. Music will be part of the event along with free hot dogs, drinks and chips. Shaved ice will also be served.
The US Dept of Veterans Affairs-Houston office will answer questions that veterans or their families may have. Representatives will also have resource information for the public.
“We are extending a special invitation to all heroes and their families,” Bickham said.
Bickham chairs the Events Task Force with assistance from Vice Chair Melissa Skillern. Members include Derek Dalmolin, Daunay Willis, Nicole Mitchell, Brian Wilmer and alternate Karolyn Williams.
Croix Park is located at 4623 County Rd. 84 in Manvel.
For more information on the event, go to the Facebook page for the City of Manvel.