Y hosts Healthy Kids Day Saturday

CHENANGO COUNTY – On Saturday, the Norwich Family YMCA will host its annual Healthy Kids Day, an activity promoted through a nation-wide program called Activate America. The purpose of the program is to promote a healthy lifestyle, but while the activity lasts for only one day, Y officials hope families can take the things they learn at Healthy Kids Day and apply them all year long.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, hundreds of children are expected to attend the event aimed at providing community based solutions for kids and families. Saturday’s events will include something for kids of all ages, with balloon animals made by a strolling clown, a soccer clinic given by the Colgate Girl’s Soccer Team, a kayaking demonstration in the pool area, pre-school fitness classes, a family circuit course and yoga class, an animal show provided by the Ross Park Zoo’s Zoomobile, a demonstration by Tribute Martial Arts, inflatable twister games, a puppet show, child finger printing, fire and rescue vehicles and a baseball pitch radar gun. In addition, there will be car seat safety demonstrations, McGruff the Crime Dog will be on hand and the first 100 children through the door will receive gift bags full of healthy goodies.

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