Thursday, January 26, 2012

Kiwanis Kid's Day At LaBelle's Barron Park

Kid's Day 01-14-12 043.jpg LABELLE, FL. -- It may have been rather chilly, but that didn’t keep families from enjoying the annual Kiwanis Kid’s Day!

 The bounce houses kept kids active, the food kept everyone’s hunger satisfied, Mary the Clown greeted kids with balloons & candy and the Kiwanis Thrift Store provided enough stuffed animals so that every child had a chance to take one home! Saturday, January 14th, might have been some of the coldest temperatures we have seen in a while, but it was another successful Kiwanis Kid’s Day at Barron Park!

There seemed to be hundreds of kids and families spread throughout the park enjoying the free activities. This year, there was a hula hoop contest, a scavenger hunt and a relay race. To the delight of the children, Smokey the Bear, McGruff the Crime Dog and the Crash Dummies made an appearance in the park!

One of the popular attractions for parents was the Masonic Lodge #379 Free Child ID Program. The Florida Masonic “Child ID Program” provides free identification kits for children. The kit included a digital photo of the child, digital finger prints, and a full description of the child which is all placed on a CD for easy access.

Each year the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle sponsors a fun-filled day for children and their families, but the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle really appreciates the support of the many local businesses, community agencies,
partners and volunteers that came out to help make the event such a success.

Raffle tickets were sold for only 50-cents a ticket for the chance to win a boy’s or girl’s bicycle (donated by
Ace Hardware), a tricycle (donated by Cecil Akin of Akin Davis Funeral Home) and a movie night gift basket donated by RCMA.


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