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Boys & Girls Club Planning 'Day For Kids' On Sept. 22

Originally published: 2013-09-13 11:56:23
Last modified: 2013-09-13 11:58:25

The annual "Greeneville & Greene County Day for Kids," a family event, will take place on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Hardin Park.

This event is held to bring in many youth and adults together for a day of fun each year, according to a recent news release.

The Boys & Girls Club of Greeneville & Greene County, Grand Rental Station, the Greeneville Parks & Recreation Department and the Youth Builders of Greeneville will host this free event.

Some of the main activities for this year's event will be a trackless train, an ATV jumper, Octabounce, Choo Choo train tunnel and bouncer, hooley ball shoot out, inflatable t-ball game, obstacle course and super slide, basketball equalizer game, dunking booth and other inflatables.

Face-painting, skills games and many other activities are scheduled for the event.

Police cars, fire trucks and other emergency vehicles will be there for children to view. There will also be food booths set up and booths from many local agencies.

Unlike most other industrialized nations, the U.S. is one of the few nations that does not have an official day set aside to honor its young people.

Americans recognize the link between spending meaningful time with their children and the tough issues facing young people, but say they do not have the time, skills or resources to do as much for their children as they feel they should.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America is spearheading a national effort to establish Day for Kids as an "official day" on the National Calendar.

"We formed our local Day for Kids to foster stronger relationships between adults and children by educating them on the importance and value of spending meaningful time together," said Scott Bullington, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Greeneville & Greene County.

"Day for Kids will provide the opportunity for every adult to take a break, celebrate, and renew their commitment to our community's children," he added.

The Greeneville & Greene County Day -- the official name of the event -- for Kids is open to all children.

In addition to the event sponsors, some of the agencies setting up booths and activities will include: Child Advocacy Center of the Third Judicial District, Greene County 4-H, The Greene County Health Council, Greene County Health Department, CHIP's Family Violence Shelter, WIKQ's Big Dawg, Greene County Youth Council, and Greeneville City & Greene County Coordinated School Health Programs.

Also present will be: Frontier Health, Greene County EMS, Greeneville Fire Department, Greene County Sheriff's Department, Greeneville Police Department, Special Response Team, Bomb Squad, Greeneville Emergency & Rescue Squad, and the Primary Prevention Initiative Team.

Other booths will include: Sonbeam Clowns of First Baptist Church, SnoBiz, TENNderCare, Tusculum College Bonner Leaders, CREATION Health from Laughlin Memorial Hospital and Takoma Regional Hospital, Notre Dame Catholic Church, and the Trinity United Methodist Lister Circle.

For more information on the Day for Kids activities, or for information on getting a group or organization involved, please contact the Boys & Girls Club: Scott Bullington or Bridget Jones at 787-9322, or Cathy Osborne at 787-9334.

For more information and stories, see The Greeneville Sun.

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