K'NEX "BUILDING TRUST" CONTEST 
 
The Tri-County Family Care Center and the K'NEX Company will co-sponsor a "Building Trust" contest with K'NEX kits during the Arkansas Valley Fair.  This year's activities will be held on Sunday, August 20, 2017, beginning at 12:30 PM and ending at 2:30 PM.  Kits are provided free of charge for the participants to keep by the K'NEX Company.  The activity is arranged by our Rocky Ford Youth & Family Support Program, which is a program that encourages parents and adult sponsors to interact and be involved with youth. 
 
Each team includes one child and one parent or adult sponsor.  The concept of the activity is to illustrate good communication skills and to build trust between the team members.  There will be a Junior Division (ages 5 to 8); an Intermediate Division (ages 9 to 12); and a Senior Division (ages 13 to 17).  Each age category will be given a certain amount of time to build the kit.  The adult will instruct the child on how to build that particular kit, without the child seeing the picture or reading the instructions.  Each team is judged according to how well they communicate and how much of the kit is completed during the time allowed. 
 
Trophies for first, second, and third places are given for each category.  Also, a large K'NEX kit for an "International Space Station" was given last year during a drawing of all participants' names and each team receives a participation ribbon. 
For more information please contact Tri-County Family Care Center 719-254-7776