KidsFest is Saturday

Published 9:22 am Thursday, April 19, 2018

KidsFest: Fun for the Whole Family will be held on Saturday, April 21 from        10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Brock Recreation Center and Masonic Picnic Grounds, rain or shine.

Last year, hundreds of community members enjoyed this free family event.Smart Start of Davie County, in conjunction with Davie Family YMCA and Davie County Recreation and Parks Department, sponsor the event.

KidsFest will have two new attractions: Brenner FIT and the DCCC Enrollment van. Brenner FIT will allow you to learn more about nutrition and increase cooking skills with hands-on classes. There is limited space, so sign up as soon as you arrive

The Davidson County Community College new recruitment bus will be on site to help visitors learn about opportunities at the college.

BLOCK Fest will be back. Block Fest is a research-based exhibit that helps raise awareness of early math and science learning by offering hands-on block play experiences to families with young children. Parents, preschool teachers and the community will become more knowledgeable about the importance of early math and science learning as it affects both school readiness and later math success.

Some of the other featured events include: an inflatable obstacle course, bounce house, a magic show and balloon artist, combined all county elementary school chorus, face painting, and more.

The YMCA will offer several activities for children including the smoothie bike, Kid Combat and an Aquatic Presentation. The Senior Center Boogie Brigade dancers will highlight their fancy footwork. The fire truck and smoke house will be on site to share fire safety.  There will be many representatives from community non-profits and service agencies hosting crafts, games and providing information to parents on family resources and childcare.

“We want to encourage families to visit with the local agencies to learn more about the programs and services that are available to them in Davie County,” said Gena Taylor, Smart Start director. “Each vendor inside the gym will feature an interactive activity for all children. Smart Start will be giving away free T-shirts, while supplies last, to young children attending the event at the Smart Start table inside the gym.”

All events are free, but registration is required. Food will be available for purchase by the Mocksville Masonic Lodge and all proceeds benefit Masonic Children’s Home at Oxford.  See the schedule of events in this section of the paper for further details.

“Smart Start of Davie County would like to thank Davie County Parks and Recreation, Davie Family YMCA and all of the organizations that work together to make this event possible. We are fortunate to have the support of the Davie County community,” Taylor said.