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Kids Funfest, Safety Day moves to WCMS
Funfest fire pup
Photo provided Fire Pup will be on hand at the annual Kids Funfest and Safety Day to be held May 19 at McMinnville Civic Center. Lots of free activities will be available for children and families to enjoy from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m.

Warren County Youth Leadership, the Chamber of Commerce and the Children’s Advocacy Center are presenting the 2019 Kids Funfest and Safety Day set for this Saturday, April 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

This year’s location has changed from the Civic Center to Warren County Middle School. 

The fun day features an assortment of free activities in which families with children of all ages and abilities may participate. Activities for children include inflatables, games, crafts, artistic performances, and safety-themed attractions.  

Food booths provide free snacks and drinks with each child under 18 receiving a free lunch and T-shirt. 

Interactive safety presentations include signs of drug and alcohol abuse, bullying, and child abuse prevention, as well as assorted children’s health and safety topics.  

Representatives from the Sheriff’s Department, Air Evac, Lifeforce, Tennessee Highway Patrol, McMinnville Fire Department and Warren County Rescue Squad are just a few of the groups participating. 

This year, the Bike McMinnville group will give biking demonstrations and conduct a bike rodeo. Bike McMinnville is a committee of Main Street McMinnville formed to encourage biking for fitness, recreation and transportation needs.

The Youth Leadership class includes high school juniors Lauren Sweeton, Armando Lopez, Brennan Keeton, Caden Stubblefield, Carter Cantrell, Carter Mansfield, Chelsey Clendenon, Christian Weeter, Deryn Allen, Dillan Seibers, Eleanor Noblin, Emma Shelton, Emme Smith, Jakob Shockley, Matthew Coppinger, Mollie McGinnis, Paola Campos, Rosemary Gutierrez, William Hutchinson, Mary Humphrey and Mary-Ella Lee. 

Project chair Brandy Wilcher said, “This day is important because we want to have an event specifically for the youth of our community. We want to focus on safety because we want to raise awareness about all the many safety and wellness opportunities and programs within our community.”