Many smiling faces and looks of wonder were seen on faces of both adults and children who participated in the BATYOT event on June 2nd.  APA members could choose from over 90 locations and check out attractions which interested them and their families.  The added bonus was that attractions which normally charge admission fees let participants in free on that day.

Many thanks were heard from APA members who participated in this event.  From seeing the baby otters at Potter Park, to Impression Five Science Museum or having a chance to be live on LCC radio was awesome.

“I have lived in the area for years and always wanted to do this; thanks to APA for getting the word out early on this and prompting me to be a part of it this year.”

Andrea Worful is an APA Member and Area Representative who worked part of the day for the event at the MSU Community Music School (CMS) shares her experience on the day.  “CMS provides a creative and welcoming environment where music experiences, education, and music therapy services inspire individuals at all ability levels and stages of life to achieve their personal best and BATYOT is no exception. Families came throughout the day to enjoy our make-and-take craft and instrument petting zoo—where people of all ages could try out a variety of string, wind and percussion instruments. Some individuals even find the instrument they go on to play in their school band at these events! We love being a part of this amazing event and welcoming people into our facility that may not know about all the work CMS does for the community.”

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