Aquatic center holds family fun event

With the heat of the summer day slowly waning away, families from all around Ennis descended on Ennis Lions Club park Friday night.

It was an all American type evening – water slides, hamburgers, tie-dyed t-shirts, balloons, and enough kid-energy to power a rocket.

Here, Josey Blazer, 5, has her face painted at one of the booths. The barbecue was a community event intended to raise money and awareness for the aquatic center, which is still in the conceptual phase. More than 200 people attended the event.

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Here, Arlet Drul helps hand out balloons, which have had their strings tied up by the wind. The event was geared toward area kids and families with several games and activities for kids in addition to a family-style barbecue.

Arlet Drul helps hand out balloons at the Madison Valley Aquatic Center barbecue last Friday night at Ennis Lions Club Park. The event was geared toward area kids and families with several games and activities for kids in addition to a family-style barbecue.   Photo by Greg Lemon

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