Healthy Kids Day is Saturday

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Atmore Area YMCA is sponsoring Healthy Kids Day on Sat., April 23.

The event is for all members of the community and includes physical and mental activities for children. Parents are also welcome.

For more than 20 years, Healthy Kids Day has celebrated kids’ health and continues to teach healthy habits for kids and families, encourages active play and inspires a lifetime love of physical activity, officials said.

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The event is the nation’s largest health day for children, and is nationally recognized as a day to kick off the summer by encouraging kids and parents to stay active all summer long.

There will be several activities for kids and adults to enjoy during the day. The activities include a bouncy castle, martial arts, bean-bag hop, flying air planes, hoola hoops, balancing eggs in a spoon and jump rope.

The event lasts from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the YMCA, located at 501 South Pensacola Ave., in Atmore.