When it comes to the perfect summer combination, nothing beats the warm sun, cool water, and the company of great people. This was the scene at the recent pool party hosted by the Parents As Teachers Program at the Mt. Vernon Aquatic Zoo. This joyous event brought together the program’s clients and their families for a day filled with laughter, sweet treats, water play, and a well-deserved cool-down from the summer heat. The success of this event would not have been possible without the invaluable support of Cornerstone United Methodist Church Centralia, whose transportation assistance ensured that everyone could enjoy this special day. The Parents As Teachers Program understands the importance of creating memorable experiences for families, and the pool party perfectly exemplified this belief. The event brought parents, children, and caregivers together for a day of laughter and bonding. As the little ones joyfully splashed and played in the water, parents and caregivers had the opportunity to relax, unwind, and connect with others facing similar parenting journeys. The pool party provided a much-needed break from the daily routine and a chance for families to create lasting memories in a safe and inclusive environment.