Marissa GOULD, intern
Healthy Kids Day for YMCAs around the country was held on Saturday, April 26. To celebrate, the Crescenta Cañada Y held a Healthy Kids Carnival at Memorial Park in La Cañada. The windy weather seemed right for the kids to get pumped up about exercise and to learn healthy habits.
At Memorial Park, there were eight stations for kids to visit. These included a dunk tank, gymnastics area, Zumba Kids station, and even an art corner. There was a healthy snack station where tired kids refueled with fruit and juice.
To encourage the kids to visit all the stations, they were given a passport of sorts. These were stamped after a booth was visited. If a kid collected all eight stamps, then they were awarded a free T-shirt. YMCA volunteers enthusiastically helped kids to get their stamps while encouraging a fun afternoon.
Not only was it Healthy Kids Day, but it was also the Summer Kick-Off Day for the YMCA. To learn more, visit www.ymcafoothills.org.