Connor Pollak, 2, plays with a flower sprinkler.
Photo by Carlyn Kranking/The Connection
Laughter and shrieks of joy rang out across the Vienna town green Wednesday as children ran through sprinklers at this summer’s first Stories, Songs, and Sprinklers event, hosted by the Town of Vienna and Historic Vienna, Inc. This week, children could cool off in sprinklers, and in future weeks, that playtime will be preceded by songs and stories.
“I just love seeing the kids come together and play and laugh,” Town of Vienna Special Events Coordinator Lily Widman said. “I think there’s nothing better than watching families and kids really enjoy a good event every time.”
The Town of Vienna Parks and Recreation Department will host many other events this summer, ranging from free Friday night concerts on the town green to Chillin’ on Church, a block party the third Friday of each month. On Tuesday mornings, a program called Kids on the Green brings music, puppet shows, live animal shows and more to the town green.
The first Stories, Songs, and Sprinklers event proved to be a success, according to five-year-old Emerson Walker, who enthusiastically declared that the event was “awesome” because of “the sprinklers.”
As the kids splashed around in the water, parents remained nearby, sitting on blankets or standing in the shade, watching the children play.
“It’s so much fun,” parent Lori Russell said. “There’s something for older kids and something for younger kids, and they can all play together.”
For more information on these events, go to viennava.gov/events.