A youngster enjoys a ride around the grounds at a past Children’s Day. (Photo by Dave Welton)

A youngster enjoys a ride around the grounds at a past Children’s Day. (Photo by Dave Welton)

South Whidbey celebrates its children Sept. 14

Children’s Day takes over the South Whidbey Community Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.

Billed as “the biggest, friendliest, familiest event on Whidbey Island,” the celebration is free.

“Children’s Day is an event that brings together children and their families with Island County organizations and businesses in a fun and enjoyable day at no cost to the families,” according to the press release for the program.

Parents, grandparents and caregivers are encouraged to join the celebration with their children.

Organizers, however, request that family pets be left at home.

A youngster enjoys a ride around the grounds at a past Children’s Day. (Photo by Dave Welton)

A youngster enjoys a ride around the grounds at a past Children’s Day. (Photo by Dave Welton)

“Many children are afraid of even the gentlest pups,” according to the press release. “We are excited to provide your children with a safe and fun opportunity to spend a relaxing day on a beautiful autumn afternoon.”

The event features more than 35 interactive booths and activities provided by local agencies, organizations and businesses that support children and their families.

Among those helping to fund Children’s Day are Island County Public Health, Readiness to Learn Foundation, South Whidbey Children’s Center, South Whidbey Community Center, Sno-Isle Libraries, South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District, The Backyard Whidbey and Whidbey Island Nourishes.

Activities include pony rides, inflatable bounce houses, crafts, games, lunch and more.

For more information or to find out how to get involved, contact the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District at 360-221-5484 or www.swparks.org

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