‘Truck touch’ is the theme of Sunday’s BOP event
Bring On Play (BOP), an initiative of the City of York, will host the last three Plaza Palooza events of the year, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 18 and 25 and Dec. 2, on the Brooks Robinson Plaza, Sovereign Bank Stadium.
The family-friendly, rain-or-shine event series includes games, crafts, music, inflatable play equipment, ice skating on a synthetic rink, and other interactive activities for families with children age 12 and younger.
The Nov. 18 event is a “truck touch,” featuring York City Police Department vehicles, Quick Response Team’s BEARCAT armored vehicle, tactical equipment display, York City Fire and Rescue fire engine, White Rose ambulance, York County 911 Mobile Command Unit, and a World War II living history exhibit with Jeeps and military supplies and equipment.
The theme for the Nov. 25 event is animals and will include craft stations, make-your-own-bird-feeder activity, animal bingo with prizes, and a visit from Bob’s Critters, featuring live birds and reptiles.
The Dec. 2 event will celebrate healthy bodies with fitness stations, Zumba demonstrations, American Heart Association jump rope-making activity, and much more.
If the weather is inclement, the event shifts under the cover of the stadium’s concourse. Food from local vendors is available for purchase at all events.
The 2011 series raised a net total of nearly $9,000 in support of BOP’s mission. Over 1,000 people attended and over 300 volunteers gave of their time and talent. BOP also recruited 17 nonprofit organizations to present information and activities, provide volunteer support, and sell admission tickets.
BOP’s mission is to renovate one playground per year in the City of York with the community’s support to design, fundraise, and build. Through our programs, events and new play spaces, we promote active lifestyles and encourage family interaction. BOP’s committee was founded in 2008 and has so far completed the renovations of Lincoln, Allen, and Westminster Parks. We recently completed phase one of our plans for a more extensive renovation of York’s historic Penn Park. Phase two is scheduled for spring 2013.