ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) -- Friday marked the final day of the Aberdeen Summer Youth Program, which has been funded by the city for the past eight years.
The program gives children a place to go and stay out of trouble through the summer.
"Today is the blowout day," said program director Tohona Larthridge. "It's just whatever you do is okay as long as you do it decent and in order. We were unable to do our waterslide this year, but we were fortunate enough to have some water. And we let them do the water balloons, and they brought their water guns. So I think everyone has enjoyed themselves."
She says the program also uses area teachers and other volunteers to help the kids with school-related activities.
Participants range in age from 5 to 18 years.