Farm Bureau has provided games and volunteers for the children’s activities at this Idaho National Guard event for the past seven years.
By Mike Myers
Military Family Appreciation Day is an annual event organized by the Idaho National Guard to “recognize and celebrate the families supporting our troops by taking care of life here on the home front.” The event is free for anyone who has served or is serving in the military and their families.
Since 2012, Farm Bureau has sponsored the children’s games at the event in Pocatello. The company not only provides the games but also the volunteers to man each game. Volunteers explain the rules, make sure everyone takes turns, and hand out prizes and candy. The Farm Bureau games include Wheel of Fortune, Plinko, Lasso Golf, and Aqua Tag.
“It has been great to work with our community partners to bring this event to our community,” says Hiedi Young, Family Assistant Center Coordinator with the Idaho Joint Military Family programs.
The event is sponsored by the Idaho National Guard, the Idaho Joint Military Family Programs, and Zoo Idaho. Military Family Appreciation Day Partner Organizations are Farm Bureau of Idaho, the American Legion, the POW-MIA Awareness Association, and radio station KZBQ and its sister stations.
For more information about the Idaho National Guard’s Family Programs, please visit https://imd.idaho.gov/idaho-national-guard/family-programs/