Kids of Kirksville group helps parents get involved
If you are parents and new to the Kirksville area, there's a group in town that is just for you.
Collette Pretre moved to Kirksville with her husband and young children three years ago. She was looking for a group for her kids to get involved in and make friends.
Next, she thought there should be a group in town for parents to also get involved in. That's when she created the Kids of Kirksville group.
Pretre plans community events along with other parents, such as Touch-A-Truck that took place last Saturday.
It's all just to have a place where parents and children can meet and have fun.
"I would say the group is a vehicle for learning. It's a vehicle for fun. Just going out and having friends when you go to the park. You see somebody that you know and the parents can talk. It gives a nice sense of community for us," Pretre said.
The group is free to parents and kids of all ages. Their activities are free as well.
There is a Facebook group page where parents can join and become members. Members are always encouraged to post any family events going on in the community on the page.