MARSHFIELD, WI (OnFocus) – The Kiwanis Club along with local businesses will be hosting the Kiwanis Enormous Equipment Playground (KEEP) for kids of all ages on Oct. 2.
The event gives families the opportunity to get a close up view of construction, farming and public service vehicles and equipment. Admission is $3 for ages 1-12 and $6 ages 13 and older and will be held at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.
There will be many fun activities for kids that in the past have included: sifting for “gold”, making concrete cakes, building a brick wall, rock painting, construction bean bag toss, bounce house, balloon creations, enormous sand pile and more.
Kiwanis member and Sternweis employee Donna Martin said Kiwanis is all about giving kids unique experiences to help them learn and have fun.
“Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time,” Martin said. “Keeping with that philosophy this event is two-fold for our club. We get to watch kids enjoying the time spent with us. The excitement on their faces is alone very rewarding but to add to that the Club uses proceeds to enhance children’s programs throughout the community.”
Proceeds from the event will be going to local programs for kids involving the Kiwanis Club. Kiwanis Club of Marshfield will also be collecting new and/or slightly used kid’s-teen’s books for their local Kiwanis Reading Program.
The event will also have concessions and souvenirs available on site.
Martin said some of the companies that attend will be having unique events available to kids.
“A very popular area is the remote compactors that Staab Construction shares with the kids,” Martin said. “Marawood Construction has brought their manlift in the past and Sternweis & Sons has the children play their version of ‘Chutes and Ladders’.”
For more information, check out the event on Facebook.
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