SAN ANGELO, Texas — The Children’s Advocacy Center of Greater West Texas, Inc. is hosting its annual Picnic in the Park event from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 9 at the parking lot of the Stephens Campus for Children & Families, 3418 Town and Country Drive.
“We are excited to host our annual Picnic in the Park this year with a bit of a twist,” Children’s Advocacy Center of Greater West Texas, Inc. chief development officer, Justin DeLoach said.
Previously, the event was held at Kirby Park in north San Angelo but was moved this year as a precaution because of COVID-19. The event focuses on providing information about resources and services available in the Concho Valley to anyone who may need them.
“We wanted to have an opportunity for the partners that we have in the community along with the service we provide at the CAC to be able to outreach to families; let them know that the services and the resources that are available are still here in the Concho Valley,” DeLoach said.
The event is free, open to the public and will have more than 30 child welfare agencies.
Attendees should enter through Town and Country Drive and drive up to the tables where agencies will provide information about the services and resources they offer.
Agencies may not be able to answer questions during the event.
“All the information the family receives tomorrow through the drive-through will have contact names, emails and everything they need to contact that organization directly,” DeLoach said.
In previous years, parents had the opportunity to speak to the agencies on a one-on-one basis, while children played in the park.
“Some of the resources folks get tomorrow will be games they can play with their kids at home. Just different things to promote that family interaction,” DeLoach said. “Because when you talk about child development and how we can all be a part of a child’s journey, family time is so important.”
Giveaways will for the children include books and stuffed animals.
Anyone with questions can contact the Children’s Advocacy Center of Greater West Texas, Inc. at 325-653-4673 or visit, cacgreaterwtx.org.