Get set for Healthy Kids Day, Saturday, April 13

The YMCA of Western North Carolina and Greenlife will host Healthy Kids Day, Saturday, April 13, at Pack Square, starting at 11 a.m. with a parade. Then it’s all fun till 5 p.m., with music, games and activities that, as the local incarnation of a nationwide event,  brings families together to learn healthier habits that will help them grow and thrive.

Here are a few recommendations from past participants:

“It was cool. It was a really fun day. It really appealed to people my age and not a lot does. The skate boarding was epic!"
Alex, 14 years old

"I showed up and was like, ‘Wow, this is awesome! It was huge! My favorite part was the giant Angry Birds catapult. My dad and I took turns blasting walls with flying animals. Kids need to come because it is way fun and it also helps you be healthy! Sooooooo much fun." — West, 10

“I really liked the drummers. It was so fun to dance to. I’m excited to hear them again this year.” — Jennifer, 7

“I am so excited to go to Healthy Kids Day this year!! I love climbing walls and hamster balls. I will spend all my time in those.” — Tony, 11

“I liked running around and kicking the soccer balls. It was awesome to have just a big space with lots of soccer balls to kick around.” — Matt, 8

“I made macaroni jewelry last year that I still have in my room.” — Katie, 6

“I ran in my first running race and I won out of everyone in my group!” — Chris, 13

“My dad was dancing really crazy to the singers on the stage. It was fun to dance with him. And my mom was dancing too!” — Maggie, 7

For more information about the event, call 210-9603 or visit

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