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Joel G. Garrison Children’s Day a blast for area kids

RALPH WILSON/Sun-Gazette Correspondent Sounds of laughter and children playing filled the air around Memorial Park for Joel G. Garrison Children’s day on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022 in Williamsport. The annual event, organized by Williamsport’s Recreation Department, is made possible by the Joel G. Garrison Fund managed by First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. The event offered free games, refreshments, swimming and school backpacks for children in the community. Joel Garrison was a veteran of the Spanish-American war who wanted to ensure a day of fun for all children. He chose August 13 to correspond with the end of the war. Shown above, Lucy Gair gets a butterfly painted on her cheek.
RALPH WILSON/Sun-Gazette Correspondent Sounds of laughter and children playing filled the air around Memorial Park for Joel G. Garrison Children’s day on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022 in Williamsport. The annual event, organized by Williamsport’s Recreation Department, is made possible by the Joel G. Garrison Fund managed by First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. The event offered free games, refreshments, swimming and school backpacks for children in the community. Joel Garrison was a veteran of the Spanish-American war who wanted to ensure a day of fun for all children. He chose August 13 to correspond with the end of the war. Shown above, Taron Dinkins pushes his children Neah and Nina on the swings.
RALPH WILSON/Sun-Gazette Correspondent Sounds of laughter and children playing filled the air around Memorial Park for Joel G. Garrison Children’s day on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022 in Williamsport. The annual event, organized by Williamsport’s Recreation Department, is made possible by the Joel G. Garrison Fund managed by First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. The event offered free games, refreshments, swimming and school backpacks for children in the community. Joel Garrison was a veteran of the Spanish-American war who wanted to ensure a day of fun for all children. He chose August 13 to correspond with the end of the war.
RALPH WILSON/Sun-Gazette Correspondent Sounds of laughter and children playing filled the air around Memorial Park for Joel G. Garrison Children’s day on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022 in Williamsport. The annual event, organized by Williamsport’s Recreation Department, is made possible by the Joel G. Garrison Fund managed by First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. The event offered free games, refreshments, swimming and school backpacks for children in the community. Joel Garrison was a veteran of the Spanish-American war who wanted to ensure a day of fun for all children. He chose August 13 to correspond with the end of the war. Shown above, Taron Dinkins swings with his children Neah and Nina.
RALPH WILSON/Sun-Gazette Correspondent Sounds of laughter and children playing filled the air around Memorial Park for Joel G. Garrison Children’s day on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022 in Williamsport. The annual event, organized by Williamsport’s Recreation Department, is made possible by the Joel G. Garrison Fund managed by First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. The event offered free games, refreshments, swimming and school backpacks for children in the community. Joel Garrison was a veteran of the Spanish-American war who wanted to ensure a day of fun for all children. He chose August 13 to correspond with the end of the war. Shown above, Connor Johns cools down at Splash Cove.
RALPH WILSON/Sun-Gazette Correspondent Sounds of laughter and children playing filled the air around Memorial Park for Joel G. Garrison Children’s day on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022 in Williamsport. The annual event, organized by Williamsport’s Recreation Department, is made possible by the Joel G. Garrison Fund managed by First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. The event offered free games, refreshments, swimming and school backpacks for children in the community. Joel Garrison was a veteran of the Spanish-American war who wanted to ensure a day of fun for all children. He chose August 13 to correspond with the end of the war. Shown above, Jordan Thomas gets a Spiderman themed face painting.
RALPH WILSON/Sun-Gazette Correspondent Sounds of laughter and children playing filled the air around Memorial Park for Joel G. Garrison Children’s day on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022 in Williamsport. The annual event, organized by Williamsport’s Recreation Department, is made possible by the Joel G. Garrison Fund managed by First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. The event offered free games, refreshments, swimming and school backpacks for children in the community. Joel Garrison was a veteran of the Spanish-American war who wanted to ensure a day of fun for all children. He chose August 13 to correspond with the end of the war.
RALPH WILSON/Sun-Gazette Correspondent Sounds of laughter and children playing filled the air around Memorial Park for Joel G. Garrison Children’s day on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022 in Williamsport. The annual event, organized by Williamsport’s Recreation Department, is made possible by the Joel G. Garrison Fund managed by First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. The event offered free games, refreshments, swimming and school backpacks for children in the community. Joel Garrison was a veteran of the Spanish-American war who wanted to ensure a day of fun for all children. He chose August 13 to correspond with the end of the war. Shown above, Penelope Gair admires a butterfly painted on her cheek.

Sounds of laughter and children playing filled the air around Memorial Park for Joel G. Garrison Children’s day on Saturday in Williamsport. The annual event, organized by Williamsport’s Recreation Department, is made possible by the Joel G. Garrison Fund managed by First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. The event offered free games, refreshments, swimming and school backpacks for children in the community. Joel Garrison was a veteran of the Spanish-American war who wanted to ensure a day of fun for all children. He chose Aug. 13 to correspond with the end of the war.

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