DOWNEY - The 22nd annual Kids Day, a community event showcasing the activities, organizations and contributions of Downey's youth and youth service providers, will be held May 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Furman Park.This year's theme is "A Celebration of Healthy Youth in a Caring Community." Kids Day festivities will include a penny carnival, two stages with music and dance entertainment, a middle-school mural contest promoting "going green" and environmentally prudent activities, informational vendors promoting health and fitness-related projects and services, scouting villages, a moon bounce and slide, and a variety of food and drink available for purchase from community-based organizations. The seventh annual 2-mile Fun Run begins at 10:45 a.m. The first 100 people to register will receive a goody bag and all participants who cross the finish line will receive a ribbon. Runners can register at the Community Services Department inside City Hall or at the park on the day of the event, starting at 10 a.m. The Downey Fire Department will also host their Community Safety Fair at Kids Day. Visitors can view the department's Urban Search and Rescue Truck and all of its gear. Fire personnel will also present a vehicle excavation and fire extinguisher demonstration. The Public Works Department will also host its Environmental Fair, demonstrating how Downey is "going green" through several eco-friendly exhibits. For more information on Kids Day, call the Community Services Department at (562) 904-7238.
********** Published: May 1, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 2