Winter break for Butler schools starts on Monday and ends January second. The Town of Butler is planning something special.
“This is our first year offering events during the Christmas break. We’re going to see how it goes and make notes. Hopefully it’s something we can offer in the future. If it’s successful, we’re also considering spring break,” said Community Liaison Erika Putman.
Butler is hosting the activities to help children get outside the house and to give parents a chance to do some Christmas shopping.
“They got a lot of crafts and opportunities for the kids to make gifts for their relatives or somebody special. Small children often don’t have that opportunity. They have a lot of crafts planned and then a lot of games to get that energy burned off before they go home to mom and dad,” said Putman.
The activities start on Monday with pictures with the Grinch starting at 5:30 p.m. Activities will continue Tuesday through Thursday of next week and Tuesday through Friday the week after from 9 to 12.
“The Town of Butler is always trying to make sure that our kids have something to do. As we’ve mentioned before, we did a strategic planning and asked our students what they thought. They said there’s not things to do here. So, the Town of Butler is striving every way possible to provide things for our young people to do, and to keep them out of trouble, so that they want to live here and want to come back and know that there’s always something going on. Luckily with funding through the Alabama RCND Council, we were able to do that,” said Putman.
The activities are for children ages 5 and up. Pre-registration is required.