Family Day

It was lots of fun for the entire family at the Ellen Trout Zoo.

The Lufkin Chamber Coalition for a Better Community reminded parents to make everyday family day. The celebration at the Ellen Trout Zoo included face painting for the kids, grilled burgers, and animal watching for everyone.

Organizers say studies show families spending time together reduces the chances that your child will smoke, drink, or use drugs. They say they hope to inspire parents to have more family activities, because it will pay off.

Sheila Adams, the Family Day chair, said, "It just shows a huge community support about how important it is for us to spend time with our families."

Organizers say the celebration wouldn't have been possible without the help from some area businesses.