Family Game Night in Bourbon

BOURBON — It was all fun and games Thursday, (April 7), at the second annual Family Game Night in Bourbon. It was held in the multi-purpose room at Triton Elementary School from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The night was part of a Title 1 program at the school used to help get parents involved in education.
“I want our school to be a lighthouse for the community, to provide a place for them to go and enjoy time together away from the TV,” said Jeremy Riffle, principal at the elementary, who also attended with his two sons and played games.
There were approximately 32 people in attendance which is more than double the number reported last year. All families had to do was bring their own games from home and be ready to have fun. The games that they brought included favorites such as: Battleship, Operation, Sorry, Yahtzee, UNO attack, Chutes and Ladders, Monopoly, Scrabble, and Connect 4.
Several of the people that were there had participated last year and said that they and their kids really enjoyed it. They also said they would definitely attend next year as well. One of the mothers there said that when she told her son it was game night, he started pulling games off the shelves to bring with them. Skylar Ashcraft, 7, who is a student at Triton said “I like coming here because I get to spend time with my family.” This was her second time attending the event.
Susan Mullin, who oversaw game night, also provided some cookies for the attendees. Children, from two years and older, and the adults, seemed to be having a good time playing all of the games that they brought and even wandered around to play games with other people at different tables.