Come out for the region’s largest free community event, Kid Power, for children of all ages from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at Daniel Boone High School in Gray.
Visit with The Cat in the Hat, meet the Kingsport Lifesaving Crew Heavy Rescue Bloodhound Search Team and see the Water Rescue Truck, search in the Gray Fossil Site Dig Pit, learn to bat with the Johnson City Cardinals, and get inside an 18-wheeler with Tennessee Trucking Association and see a real blind spot.
See Wings helicopter land, get up close and meet the pilot. Enjoy Grand Slam inflatables and bounce in the Greeneville Astros bounce room. Challenge yourself at the miniature Heart Adventure obstacle course with Washington County Coordinated School Health. Learn medical play at Niswonger Children’s Hospital. Visit with local law enforcement, firefighters and rescue personnel.
See performances by pop art. Make a chicken puppet and experience tons of fun and games at each indoor booth. Play corn hole, get your face painted, or get temporary tattoos. Kids are eligible for dozens of prizes. Marathon Ministries will be on hand to give away free clothing and other supplies to families.
“It seems like just yesterday we held our first event,” said Anne Newton, Kid Power Media Chair. “But 11 years later, it’s still a very exciting event filled for every age group. Kids play, learn, compete and have fun and parents can discover what’s available in their communities. What more could you ask for?”
You must be present to win one of the dozens of giveaways. Drawings will be from the main stage. Many of the 40 organizations will also have giveaways. It’s free to park, free to get in and free register for dozens of prizes. Food vendors include Sno Biz and Boone Trail Baptist Church.
Sponsors for the event are Frontier Health, Tennessee Voices for Children, Niswonger Children’s Hospital, Washington County Coordinated School Health, Daniel Boone High ROTC and School Council, Washington County Department of Education, Kingsport Lifesaving Crew, Holston Valley Broadcasting and Cumulus Broadcasting.
For more information, call Anne Newton at 467-3600.