"Around the Table" hosted their first of many activities on Sunday afternoon. The Portage Township YMCA, Valparaiso Family YMCA, Duneland Family YMCA, and Union Township Middle/High School held a Family Day picnic and game day that brought families and friends together for some good quality time.
Live music, great food provided by local businesses, games, great people, and great conversations filled the day. Everyone had a wonderful time and lucky for us, this is the first of many events that "Around the Table" has planned.
"Around the Table" believes that creating authentic and transformative relationships and inspiring intentional communication one of the best ways to prevent substance abuse in Porter County. Their mission is: "To provide opportunities that foster interpersonal engagement, compassionate dialogue and resilient relationships in all sectors of the Porter County community."
"Around the Table" is one of many initiatives that come from Empower Porter County. It is a year-long campaign of weekly dining activities that encompasses all of Porter County.
Be sure to check out "Around the Table" on Facebook and follow @Around_theTable on Twitter.
Photos courtesy of Mona Sehgal and Kaye Frataccia