Saturday was dedicated to the kids during the Kiwanis Annual Kid’s Day in the Park. В For almost 50 years the local Kiwanis club has offered this event to the children of the Castle Valley thanks to the generous support of the community. The overall event cost around $5,000, which was funded through the Kiwanis Radio Auction and Rubber Duck Races.
This year the kids reached new heights on the Carbon Recreation climbing wall, played games, had their faces painted and enjoyed the many bouncers set up in Washington Park. Kiwanis also provided free hot dogs and drinks to all who attended and gave away bikes, tricycles, and wagons В to 20 lucky kids.
Alex Herzog, secretary В for Carbon County Kiwanis, said he has been a member of the organization four years and has yet to experience a more rewarding experience than seeing a smile light up a child’s face.
“Every dollar we make goes back into the community, and the more В money we make, the more smiles we create,” said Herzog when referring to an additional Rubber Duck Race the Kiwanis Club hopes to sponsor in the upcoming year.
Kiwanis believes this was another successful year with over 900 parents and children who attended. The Kiwanis Club also had support of the USU Eastern men’s basketball team. The support was greatly appreciated and the team was happy to be involved since it replaced their Saturday practice.
“If they weren’t doing this they would be running,” said Coach Vando, head men’s basketball coach.
Kiwanis thanks the community for their generous support and donations that made this event possible.