On Saturday, June 21, 2014, the intrepid Happy House crew arrived at Valley Plaza Park in North Hollywood to celebrate another Salute to Kids. Presented by the LA Department of Parks and Recreation and the San Fernando Vally Coalition on Gangs, the event saw hundreds of families from the local area enjoying time in the park.
Happy House brought arts and crafts, the “big valley” game and a “treasure hunt” of visits to various booths that earned children raffle tickets for the free bicycles being raffled off courtesy of Radical Outreach People Empowered (ROPE).
Completed treasure hunt entries were also entered in a drawing for Happy House’s traditional “Bart Basket” of goodies from The Simpsons.
We were also joined by Shawn of Back Off Bully. The Back Off Bully bracelets were quite popular and quite a few families were happy to get them and sign the Back Off Bully pledge!