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Healthy Kid's Day at Empie Park

Healthy Kids Day is a one-day festival that will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 18 at Empie Park, in Wilmington. It’ll be the ninth annual partnership with the city of Wilmington Parks &  Recreation and the YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina in presenting this fun-filled day.

The free community event will offer families the opportunity to participate in active play and educational opportunities designed to improve health and wellness. Natural Awakenings is proud to be a sponsor again for this annual event. As part of the Y’s and city’s commitment to strengthening community by addressing critical gaps in health and education, Healthy Kids Day will encourage kids and parents to commit to keeping the body and mind active now and throughout the year.

Free admission and free events will include a three-quarter-mile fun run/walk, sports stations, face painting, bouncy houses, community booths, animal rescue groups, Zumba, pickle ball, tennis, free giveaways, prizes and much more. Food will be available for purchase via local food
trucks and vendors. There are still opportunities available to host booths that fit the goals of Healthy Kids Day as well as sponsorship options.

Location: 3405 Park Ave. For more information or to become a sponsor, call Corey Maarschalk, YCMA of Southeast North Carolina, at 910-251-9622 x255 or email  [email protected] See ad, page 29.

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