The 4th Annual "Summit For Kids" is in the books, and though final attendance figures aren't out yet, county officials are pleased with how things went.
Summit County executive Russ Pry says that people stood in long lines early Saturday waiting to get into the John S. Knight Center.
"It took them over an hour to get into the John S. Knight Center," Pry tells AkronNewsNow.com. "People started lining up at 7:30 in the morning."
But Pry says he was pleased that the long lines turned into smiles.
"Everybody's getting along, they're being patient, there's smiles on their faces," Pry says. "It makes youproud to be a part of this community when you see an event like that."
"Summit For Kids" featured help and activities for kids and their parents, along with free school supplies and immunization.
Pry says the event is important, "but it's just a part of an overall plan that we need to do to keep moving issues with respect to early childhood education in people's thoughts, in terms of funding choices for some of our funders out there, and that's what's really important about this event."
Pry says the county has already booked the Knight Center for the 5th annual "Summit For Kids", and says organizers will take a short break before putting the 2014 "Summit For Kids" together.