WEEKEND: KidFest activities, Safety Day set Saturday in Port Angeles

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — The 25th annual Kiwanis KidsFest and the Clallam County Safety Day will offer fun and information from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Nearly 50 organizations will participate in KidsFest inside the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St.

They will offer a variety of activities, including games, coloring, mask-making and other crafts, puppet shows, stories, music, demonstrations of martial arts, ham radio operation and fly-tying, said Michael McCarty, youth services chairman of the Port Angeles Kiwanis (noon club), which is sponsoring the fair in association with several other organizations.

Outside the center, the Clallam County Emergency Management Division will sponsor Community Safety Day, with displays of emergency vehicles, a mock firehouse, a bike rodeo and a mock jail, McCarty said.

Goals for KidsFest “are to provide community awareness and information about parenting, resources in the community and free family activities for children,” McCarty said, adding that the Kiwanis motto is “serving the children of the world.”

“Typically, we have 1,500 people or more” at the free event, he said.

Emergency responders

Participating in the emergency responders' displays will be the State Patrol, state fire marshal, Department of Homeland Security, Olympic Ambulance, American Red Cross, Clallam Bay Corrections Center, Port Angeles Fire Department and Clallam County fire districts Nos. 2, 3 and 5.

For the bike rodeo, children can bring their bikes and helmets and run a course set up in the Clallam County Courthouse parking lot near the community center.

Rodeos will be ongoing from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will cover helmet safety, the basics of bike mechanics, bike handling and intersections.

For more information, phone 360-452-5437.

Last modified: February 27. 2014 7:17PM
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