Fort Riley hosting numerous family events during April for Month of the Military Child

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FORT RILEY, Kan. (WIBW) - April is being celebrated as the Month of the Military Child on Fort Riley.

Saturday there were many events geared towards kids and families to participate in many areas across the fort.

The morning started off with a test of strength and endurance at an obstacle course race called Custer’s Challenge.

Kids of all ages could also enjoy breakfast at a pancake feed and even an opportunity to try rock climbing.

The highlight of the morning was the Community Easter Egg Hunt which brought in hundreds of kids hoping to find eggs with candy and certificates for other prizes inside.

“We take this month to actually take an opportunity to say thanks to them, and hey here’s some processes and some services that we have available to kids that…you know…takes a little bit of that stress off the shoulders.” Fort Riley Garrison Commander, Colonel Stephen Shrader says.

The Month of the Military Child events are held to celebrate all that children with military parents go through while their parents are serving our country.