LABELLE, FL. -- Gorgeous weather, great entertainment, and good food were the ingredients for the annual Kiwanis Kid’s day event Saturday, October 13th. More kids than ever filled up the Barron Park and kids of all ages enjoyed face painting, free games, free popcorn, and over 600 free sno-cones.
There was a slide and two bounce houses for kids to jump and play and a duck pond where every child walked away with a free stuffed animal. The Showtime Cloggers showed off some fancy foot-work and the crowd heard some good ole’ country music from Sheriff Whidden and his Posse Band.
The kids had a chance to watch a K-9 demonstration from the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office and participate in a Bike Rodeo. There was also a relay race and a hula-hoop contest while Mary the Clown, Smokey Bear, McGruff the Crime Fighting Dog, and the Crash Dummies all made appearances in Barron Park. The parents appreciated the opportunity to get a free Child Identification Kit from the Masonic Lodge #379.
The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle has sponsored the Annual Kiwanis Kid’s Day event for over 20 years. Kiwanis would like to extend a huge thank-you to all of the volunteers, community partners and agencies that participated, and thanks to the parents and family members that brought their kids out to enjoy a fun-filled day in LaBelle. A very special thanks to the Kiwanis Key Club (From LaBelle High School) and the Kiwanis Builders Club (From West Glades School).
Also, many thanks to Ace Hardware for donating 2 bicycles and to Cecil Akin of Akin-Davis Funeral Home for donating a child’s tricycle that were all raffled off for just 50-cents a ticket. Winners were: Boy’s bike: Kenny Ferrazas, Girl’s bike: Kelli Lee, and Kid’s Tricycle: Jayna Williamson