Kids Day breaks attendance record

DOWNEY - Last week's Kids Day attracted about 12,000 people, breaking previous attendance records, city officials announced Wednesday.The annual event at Furman Park featured carnival games, inflatable bouncers, dunk tank, demonstrations by the Downey Fire Department and more. New this year was a college and career fair, and youth art expo. "Thank you to all of those who helped make this event possible, who with their hard work and dedication were able to provide our city's youth with a day filled with fun, positive and educational activities," Mayor Luis Marquez said in a statement. Added Mayor Pro Tem Roger Brossmer: "This is such a great event dedicated to celebrating the youth in our community and I am glad that it continues to grow each year."

********** Published: May 19, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 5