Around the World Party

Have you ever wanted to travel around the world, and explore far away lands and cultures? Friday, September 27, Pierce County Parks & Recreation will have a virtual travel party, around the world! The Around the World Party is intended to encourage children and their families to experience aspects of different cultures and countries from around the world while having fun, and explore different cultures through crafts, games, and other activities.

Jenn Sergent, companionship program coordinator for Pierce County Parks & Recreation, explained the history of the event, “This is the first year for this event; however we have hosted similar parties in the past. Two years ago we started by hosting one party with a Candy Land theme. Last year we hosted a Medieval Faire. With those events in mind, we will be providing a fun, themed party every other month this year and into next year. Coming up, we have planned a Wild, Wild West Party for November, a Beach Party for January, a Pirate Party for March, and a new and improved Medieval Times Party for May.”

The Around the World Party is not a drop-off program, so parents or other responsible adults should plan on being on site, and sometimes involved or participating with the children they bring to the event. There are great photo opportunities, so bring your camera, too. Supervision is provided, and there will be multiple staff member’s onsite.

The Around the World Party is part of the Companionship Program at Pierce County Parks and recreation. Jenn Sergent explained the program: “The Companionship Program is a fully inclusive recreational program for families, so we encourage children of all ages and abilities to come along, with their friends and families. Each “traveler” will collect souvenirs of his/her journey as we explore and will receive a photo before heading home.”

“I think the Around the World Party is going to be amazing! We’ll be taking off on an adventure that will have us exploring far off destinations without ever leaving Washington,” Jenn concluded.

Registration is $8 per person for pre-registration, or $10 the day of the event.  Pre-registration ends Wednesday, September 25th  at midnight.

Registration options:
1.    Register by phone: Call Lakewood Community Center at 253-798-4177 (credit cards accepted).
2.    Register online: www.piercecountywa.org/parks and follow the “Register Online” link at the bottom of the page (credit cards accepted, with a convenience fee).
3.    Register in person at the Lakewood Community Center, located at 9112 Lakewood Drive SW Lakewood 98449 (cash, check, or credit card accepted).
4.    For day of registration payments, only cash and check are accepted.

A flyer is available for download.

For more information about this or any of our other upcoming events, or for more information about The Companionship Program, contact Jenn Sergent at 253-798-2997 or email at jsergen@co.pierce.wa.us.

By: Carly Calabrese, staff for Tacoma.com
Edited by Reba Winstead, editor for Tacoma.com