WTCI-PBS Hosts Family Day Sunday

Friday, November 08, 2013

WTCI, Chattanooga's community PBS station, will host Family Day on Sunday from 1-4 p.m.  This free annual celebration of Chattanooga's families includes meet and greet opportunities with PBS characters Daniel Tiger, Clifford, Super Why! and Word Girl.   

There will be a live puppet show, green screen activities, games and inflatables from Memorable Events, readings from Read20 and activities from the Daughters of the American Revolution, Children of the American Revolution, the Chattanooga Public Library, WE R CPR, Belvoir Christian Academy, the Chattanooga School of Language and an instrument exploration from the Chattanooga Folk School.  Participants are asked to bring a gently-used book for a book trade to benefit Hillcrest Elementary.

Good Dog will join this year’s celebration and is donating a portion of their sales to the PBS station.  Children will learn family safety lessons and explore a fire truck from the Chattanooga Fire Department and have the opportunity to have hands-on experiences with WE R CPR and their life-saving programs.


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