Rain or shine, the third annual Kids Funfest and Safety Day will be offered this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McMinnville Civic Center.
“We are excited to have McMinnville Jaycees Spring Olympics join in this year’s event,” said Children’s Advocacy Center executive director Martha Phillips. “The Jaycees have successfully provided a great day of games to people of special needs for about 20 years. The committee felt since we both shared a common goal of health and well-being that games were a welcome addition to our event.”
The Olympic-style games start around 11 a.m.
Kids Funfest and Safety Day is a coordinated effort between city of McMinnville, Children’s Advocacy Center, Families in Crisis, Hamilton Street Activity Center, Kids of the Community, McMinnville Jaycees, several local businesses and community organizations to create a free family event designed to celebrate the youth in the community.
The event will feature an assortment of free activities in which families with children of all ages may participate. Items provided to children during the event will be free.
There will be inflatables, 34 vendors with carnival games, children’s activities and giveaways. There will be free food for the first 500 children and a free T-shirt to the first 100. Area safety personnel will have firetrucks, ambulances, patrol cars and equipment, military vehicles, a vehicle roll-over simulator, and if weather is permitting, helicopters.
In addition to children’s activities, there will be informative sessions for parents led by school personnel, community leaders and professionals in a “Parents Only” zone. Presentations will include signs of drug and alcohol abuse, bullying, child abuse prevention, and assorted children’s health and safety topics.
This event will be held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, all activities will be moved from the back parking lot of the Civic Center to the gymnasium.
For more information, call the Children’s Advocacy Center at 507-2386.