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 www.ymcawnc.org.