WAYNESBORO,Va. (WHSV)-- Dozens of people attended the first "Family Fiesta" at Ridgeview Park in Waynesboro.
The purpose of the event is to teach kids and adults about the animals that live in the valley and why it's important that we don't do things to harm their environment, such as litter.
A possom, turtle, and a hawk were were displayed thanks to the Wildlife Center of Virginia.
People there said it's important that kids learn this at a young age.
"I think it's important because the kids need to learn about the local wildlife and the animals that they might interact with and to make sure they don't litter to to take care of their environment, and that they leave this planet better than they have left it," said parent Suzanne Scott.
"If they see something that's litter they might thinks its food and eat it and they might die," said Ava Quesenberry, who attended the event.
Family Fiesta will hold two more events this summer on June 23 and June 30 at 6:30 p.m.
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