KidsFest this weekend in Harlan


April 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Shelby County Public Health Department is sponsoring a popular kid’s event this weekend in Harlan. Susan Brumman with the Shelby County Public Health Department, says the 2013 Kidsfest is about safety, health and awareness. She says “It’s all about health and safety issues. It’s geared towards preschool to 5th graders. We have interactive booths with lots of activities for children to do. The 1st 500 children are going to get their choice of a prize and we have lots of other prizes that we will give out in a drawing every ten minutes.”

Brumman says the Public Health Department puts on the event so they can provide education to kids and parents. She said “There are a lot of opportunities for children to go through the fire safety house. They can sit in a police car and sheriff’s cruiser. We have a lot of mascots. They will meet Sparky the Dalmatian, Bitz and Larry the Crash Test Dummies, Charlie the CFL Light Bulb and a lot of the booths are geared towards health and safety issues.” The 2013 Shelby County Community Kidsfest will also feature a big red celebrity.

Brumman says “Clifford the big red dog, who is celebrating his 50th birthday this year. He will greet all the children. There will be a booth for children to go visit Clifford. They can listen to someone reading them books.” The 2013 Community Kidsfest will be held on Saturday at the Veteran’s Memorial Building from 9 to 11:30am and is free to the public.

(Joel McCall/KNOD)