‘Healthy Kids Day’ at the YMCA tomorrow

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Tomorrow (Friday), the Switzerland County YMCA is celebrating “Healthy Kids Day” with a free community event for kids and families.

The end of the school year is fast approaching, and as usual children are ready to get out of school and enjoy their summer vacation. Unfortunately, that means many days are spent with snack foods and video games, while sitting inside on the couch.

So, tomorrow (Friday), the Switzerland County Y will join more than 1,900 Y’s across the United States in celebrating “Healthy Kids Day”. This free event is open to everyone from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“At the Y in Vevay, we know that when the school year ends, many kids lose exposure to activities that keep them moving and learning. Healthy Kids Day is designed to help parents begin thinking early about what their children need to stay physically and intellectually active in the summer,” said Tracey McFarland, Membership Director. “Summer is just around the corner and is an ideal time for kids to get out and grow so they are healthier and sharper when the next school year begins.”

This event will feature activities such as: basketball shoot around time; Latin dance time; jump rope time; face painting; and much more. In addition the Y will host representatives from the Switzerland County EMS and ‘Andy the Ambulance’; the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department; the Vevay Police Department; the Jeff-Craig Fire Department; SIILC; Humana Insurance; Farm Bureau Insurance; SIEOC; Shaklee; 4-H Leaders Club; and Switzerland County Gas Company.

Representatives will be on hand to provide information and answer questions; as well as other community organizations, which will be engaging kids and families in activities all evening.

The YMCA is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y holds “Healthy Kids Day” to teach healthy habits and inspire a lifetime love of physical activity through active play.

The Y is both a volunteer led and a driven organization which continues to be rooted in the spirit of local community volunteerism.

For more information, contact Tracey McFarland at 427-9622; or visit www.switzymca.org.