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For the first time since 2019, the popular Warren Coalition event “Celebrate Kids Day” returns on Sunday, September 25e, bigger and better than ever! It will take place at the Santmyers Youth Center (8e Street near Fantasy Land) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cost of a wristband giving unlimited access to all activities is $1 per child (no charge for parents). Participation in the Health & Cake Walk is an additional $1 per participant.
Prior to the COVID closures, Celebrate Kids Day was a highly anticipated annual event, attracting over 200 children of varying ages each year. This year’s event will feature inflatable rides such as a giant slide, obstacle course, bouncy house and a T-ball challenge. There will also be pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting and games provided by Coalition staff and volunteers. Children will paint a small pumpkin (included in the price of the bracelet) while supplies last. Additionally, there will be various games and activities offered by agencies throughout Warren County.
Recognizing the current state of the economy, the Warren Coalition has decided to make this year’s Celebrate Children’s Day even more affordable, by reducing the wristband fee from $5 to just $1 per child. This decision was made despite the fact that the cost of the event has increased. Generous sponsors have volunteered to make this happen, including CBM Mortgage, Code Jamboree, Cool Techs Heating & Air and Warren County Parks & Recreation.
Alongside the event, the Coalition will host a fundraiser featuring the Pitch Burst, a machine similar to a dunking booth, except it drops a water-laden balloon on top of the “volunteer”. Community members were challenged to raise $500 each to earn the “honor” of participating in the Pitch Burst on the 25the. Participants will be announced soon!
Warren Coalition is a non-profit agency established in 1994 to help fill gaps in health care and substance abuse awareness in the community. The Coalition began under Warren Memorial Hospital as an outreach project, but has since grown and was incorporated in 2001. The office is currently located in the Warren County Community Center. Their mission is to make Warren County a safe, healthy, and drug-free community through numerous programs and in collaboration with more than 15 member agencies.