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As part of their initiative to work with families of military members, a group of attorneys in the Indianapolis Bar Association's Bar Leader Series helped organize "Tumble for Troops," a free event open to Hoosier military families.

At Monkey Joe's on the north side of Indianapolis April 1, approximately 35 kids played in bounce houses and slides, made crafts, and ate pizza and cake. Many of the children had one parent who is currently or recently deployed, and many of the parents in attendance, mostly young mothers, had more than one child with them.

"I think we succeeded in letting the military families know that others in the community, especially the Indianapolis Bar Association, appreciate their spouses' service and the sacrifices that each family has to make during a deployment," said Bingham McHale attorney Carolyn Clay Hall, who helped plan the event.

She added the parents were appreciative of the opportunity for their children to have fun, while the parents could talk to each other about what they've been going through.

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard also attended the event. He spoke to the families, thanking them for their sacrifices and their spouses' service, Hall said.

Organizers of the event are in the seventh class of the Bar Leader Series, which started in September and will continue through May. The event was part of a larger initiative the group is working on that will eventually include a comprehensive Web site of services available to military members and their families.

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