Goodfellow hosts children's festival

Goodfellow hosted a base-wide children’s festival April 21 at the event center. Activities included games by the Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Sparky the fire dog and McGruff the crime dog, a military working dog demonstration and fingerprinting by the 17th Security Forces Squadron, plaster handprints by the Family Child Care Center, a pet parade by the Veterinary Clinic, the ever-popular squadron bed races and other arts, crafts and activities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Randy Mallard)

Goodfellow hosted a base-wide children’s festival April 21 at the event center. Activities included games by the Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Sparky the fire dog and McGruff the crime dog, a military working dog demonstration and fingerprinting by the 17th Security Forces Squadron, plaster handprints by the Family Child Care Center, a pet parade by the Veterinary Clinic, the ever-popular squadron bed races and other arts, crafts and activities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Randy Mallard)

Airman First Class Bryan Caldwell, a member of the 17th Security Forces Squadron, applies ink to the fingers of Lilyanna, daughter of Airman 1st Class Judy Taylor of the 312th Training Squadron, during the Childrens Fest April 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Randy Mallard)

Airman First Class Bryan Caldwell, a member of the 17th Security Forces Squadron, applies ink to the fingers of Lilyanna, daughter of Airman 1st Class Judy Taylor of the 312th Training Squadron, during the Childrens Fest April 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Randy Mallard)

Airman First Class Bryan Caldwell, a member of the 17th Security Forces Squadron, applies ink to the fingers of Lilyanna, daughter of Airman 1st Class Judy Taylor of the 312th Training Squadron, during the Childrens Fest April 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Randy Mallard)

Airman First Class Bryan Caldwell, a member of the 17th Security Forces Squadron, applies ink to the fingers of Lilyanna, daughter of Airman 1st Class Judy Taylor of the 312th Training Squadron, during the Childrens Fest April 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Randy Mallard)

Rebekah and Sarah Mallard, daughters of Tech. Sgt. Randy Mallard of the 17th Communication Squadron, look at the available prizes after shooting hoops with an oversized basketball during the Childrens Fest April 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Randy Mallard)

Rebekah and Sarah Mallard, daughters of Tech. Sgt. Randy Mallard of the 17th Communication Squadron, look at the available prizes after shooting hoops with an oversized basketball during the Childrens Fest April 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Randy Mallard)

Kameryn Daniels, daughter of Sgt. First Class  Robert Daniel of the 344th Military Intelligence Battalion, reels in a big catch at the fishing booth during the Childrens Fest April 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Randy Mallard)

Kameryn Daniels, daughter of Sgt. First Class Robert Daniel of the 344th Military Intelligence Battalion, reels in a big catch at the fishing booth during the Childrens Fest April 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Randy Mallard)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- On Saturday, more than 150 children converged on the Events Center for a day of fun and games: the Goodfellow Children's Festival in honor of the Month of the Military Child.

Activities included games by the Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Sparky the fire dog and McGruff the crime dog, a military working dog demonstration and fingerprinting by the 17th Security Forces Squadron, plaster handprints by the Family Child Care Center, a pet parade by the Veterinary Clinic, the ever-popular squadron bed races and other arts, crafts and activities.

According to Cindy Padilla, the director of the Child Development Center, the purpose of the festival was to have an event which base personnel could attend and enjoy, whether they are single or come with their families.

Ms. Padilla added that she'd like to thank all the volunteers who made the event a success.

"Thank you so much, all of you wonderful people!" she said.