March 13, 2014
From pony rides to face painting, hundreds of kids and their parents gathered at Court Square to celebrate National Kid’s Day.
"I think it’s good because parents get to spend time with their kids because a lot of people are working. And, you know they don't get to spend quality time with their kids," says a parent.
The event was sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County to give parents and kids an opportunity to spend meaningful time together. "This is basically about the kids. They get to have fun with the activities that are set up just for them, makes them feel special, that the day is just for them," says Christi Shipe.
And, by looking at the faces, it was evident, this was a special day.
There were plenty of games set up for the kids, including this SPCA petting zoo.
Members of the Harrisonburg Fire Department were on hand to teach kids about fire safety.
The Children's Museum was open free of charge. Seth Henshaw, Physics major at JMU, got kids involved in science. They made little rockets from Alka-Seltzer and vinegar.