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Kid Connection returns on Saturday

April 24, 2008
By Kiernan M. Schalk, Sentinel reporter,
LEWISTOWN — Saturday will mark the 27th annual Kid Connection to be held in downtown Lewistown.

Started in 1982 as a way to bring families together, Kid Connection continues to be a popular event year after year.

“We have 63 booths this year, (including) chalk art, face painting and balloon animals,” Kid Connection Chairwoman Candy Ciecierski said.

In those booths kids will find every thing from a presentation by Shavers Creek Environmental Center about native reptiles to a giant sundae donated by Wal-Mart.

The day’s activities are made possible through donations from area businesses and other organizations.

The three-blocks worth of activities and entertainment will stretch from the Lewistown Post Office to the Five Points intersection along Market Street.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Lewistown Borough have agreed to block off the street to traffic, so pedestrians may move about safely during the day.

“We do have the State College Spikes coming over as well. The Second Mile will have carnival games, too,” she added.

There also will be a rope bridge built by the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and the Kiwanis Club will offer a basketball hoop shoot.

Several food stands will be located along Market Street, with the traditional hot dogs and water available. Restrooms also will be available on South Main Street near the Embassy Theatre, North Brown Street and on East Market Street near Dorcas Street.

Additionally, the McCoy House Museum, located at 17 N. Main Street, will have special operating hours on Kid Connection day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The overall event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The rain date is May 3.


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