This Saturday will mark the seventh annual Healthy Kids Day. The event, which sponsored by the Monett Area YMCA, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 17 at the Monett South Park.
For two hours, area children and their families will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of games, activities and entertainment. The children will enjoy a puppet show and a performance by a live band as well as contests, inflatable games and face painting.
Groups that will be sponsoring Health Kids Day activities this year include: the Barry Barry-Lawrence County Ambulance; First Baptist Church; First United Methodist Church; Monett Community Church; Monett Fire Department; the Monett Library; Monett Police Department and New Site Baptist Church.
Children and parents will also be provided with information on the many youth activities offered throughout the community and summer activities. In addition, there will be free snacks, jump ropes and T-shirts given to children throughout the event. A one-mile fun run is also part of the day's activities.
Healthy Kids Day is geared to children in kindergarten through fifth grades and their families, but all area residents are welcome to attend the free event. In case of rain, Healthy Kids Day activities will be held at the Monett YMCA, located at 201 Euclid Ave.
Healthy Kids Day is a national YMCA event. The Monett Area YMCA will be one of over 1,500 YMCAs across the United States to hold similar events on April 17.
For more information, call the Monett YMCA at 235-8231.