Families Enjoy KidsFest

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 5, 2014

There’s a lot to do – and a lot of resources – for young families in Davie County.
Hundreds found that out at the annual KidsFest May 17, sponsored by Smart Start of Davie and the Mocksville-Davie Recreation Department.
“Smart Start of Davie County was so fortunate to receive funding from “Active Routes to School” for 300 bicycle helmets to be given away to the children of Davie County,” said Gena Taylor, acting executive director of Smart Start.”
Representatives from Clemmons Bike Shop demonstrated bicycle safety. Those from the Davie Family YMCA provided an obstacle course and painted some faces.
Volunteers from the Mocksville and Center fire departments manned a water misting station, taught fire safety and helped children through a “smoke house,” where they learned how to get out of a burning home.
Mrs. Cottontail, a new show, was a popular exhibit with bunnies.
Krysta Gary got everyone moving with Zumba lessons.
The Davie County Combined Elementary Chorus provided music.
Children made slime at the Mad Science exhibit and built crafts at the Lowe’s Build and Grow booth.
“Triad Mobile Entertainment provided a great variety of music,” Taylor said. “Smart Start of Davie County would like to thank all of the community vendors for sharing information about services available to families of Davie County.
“This event could not have been possible without the generous donations, time and support of the community, including an anonymous donor and the Smith Davis Foundation. Along with live entertainment and bounce houses, community agencies and organizations provided crafts and games for the families throughout the day.”
KidsFest offered more than 26 interactive activities geared towards children and families.
To learn more about services for families of young children, contact Smart Start at 751-2113, visit www.daviesmartstart.org or stop by the office at 1278 Yadkinville Road, Mocksville.