Livy and Abby are two sisters visiting the Gulf Coast from Tennessee. When they went for lunch with their parents at DeSoto’s, they got kids menus unlike any other.
The menus included beach safety tips and information. Their mom, Michelle King, says it’s a great reminder as they kick their family vacation off. “It’s just nice, letting them know, if you see the flags, help us remember, if there is red we need to not go in and if there are two reds then we probably should definitely not go in,” said King. “It’s been a while since we been here so they have no idea what the colors mean, so it was nice going over it.” The man who came up with the idea is Justin Parks, a Gulf Shores firefighter. “I have a daughter who is younger and two young boys as well and when they are doing those activity sheets, I am engaged in what they are doing, so the goal with these is the kids are looking at these activity sheets and the parents are looking at them as well,” Parks said.