P R O C L A M A T I ON – Kids to Parks Day

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WHEREAS, May 21st, 2016 is the sixth Kids to Parks Day organized and launched by the National Park Trust; and

WHEREAS, Kids to Parks Day empowers kids and encourages families to get outdoors and visit America’s parks; and

WHEREAS, it is important to introduce a new generation to our nation’s parks because of the decline in Park attendance over the last decades; and

WHEREAS, we should encourage children to lead a more active lifestyle to combat the issues of childhood obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia; and

WHEREAS, Kids to Parks Day is open to all children and adults across the country to encourage a large and diverse group of participants; and

WHEREAS, Kids to Parks Day will broaden children’s appreciation for nature and the outdoors; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I Kathryn B. Hinds, Mayor of the City of Piqua, Ohio, do hereby proclaim May 21st, 2016 as:

KIDS TO PARKS DAY

and urge all residents of the City of Piqua to take the children in their lives to a neighborhood, state or national park

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Seal of the City of Piqua, Ohio, this 21st day of May 2016.

        KATHRYN B. HINDS, MAYOR

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