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1st annual Kids Day at Coolidge Park to be held on September 25, 2010

The 1st annual Kids Day at Coolidge Park will be held September 25, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids Day at Coolidge Park is a wonderful opportunity for families to spend the day doing fun, active and engaging activities and, best of all, almost everything is free!

Sponsored by The City of Chattanooga, Chattanooga Parent Magazine and WDEF News 12 , Kids Day at Coolidge Park will have over 60 booths with activities, demonstrations and information. There are so many things planned, every parent and child will find something of interest.

Jennifer Crutchfield, Publisher of Chattanooga Parent Magazine, says "We have Mother's Day and Father's Day but why isn't there a Kids Day? We look at this as a chance to celebrate all kids in the Chattanooga area."

Some of the fun events that will be happening include a Shaking Ray Levi Society Demonstration and rugby demonstrations. Also, the antique Coolidge Park Carousel will be giving rides absolutely free of charge to attendees of Kids Day.

Exhibits include an Education Expo with many schools and enrichment centers participating, a Health & Safety Zone sponsored by Erlanger, Touch-A-Truck, arts and crafts, face painting and more.

If you are looking for something a little more active to do, don't worry! Kids Day has you covered in this area as well. There will be obstacle courses and games from the Chattanooga Department of Parks and Recreation, fitness events, inflatables, a climbing wall with Outdoor Chattanooga, a hula-hoop contest sponsored by Emily's Power for a Cure and other activities.

The undisputed highlight of Kids Day, however, will be a special free concert by Bob Dorough. Mr. Dorough is best known as the famed composer and performer of the popular School House Rock television series. What a wonderful time to introduce your kids to those fun, educational, and downright catchy tunes...and to have a bit of your own youth back! (Admit it; you are now humming "Conjunction Junction", aren't you?)

If you are one of the few who have never heard of the Schoolhouse Rock series or if you just want to revisit your childhood, make sure to check out the Schoolhouse Rock video at the end of this article.

Ms. Crutchfield says, "Mr. Dorough brings full circle our goal of educating and entertaining families. The Schoolhouse Rock series was created because Mr. Dorough's boss had a child who was dyslexic, needed help learning multiplication tables but had no problem remembering over 200 rock songs. Schoolhouse Rock was entertainment born of necessity. "

Kids Day at Coolidge Park is held rain or shine on September 25th; however, dangerous weather will cancel the event. This majority of this event is completely FREE. However, there is a small cost associated with the inflatables, as well as, any items you wish to purchase from the food vendors.

Ms. Crutchfield says, "We invite all of our Chattanooga area families to come on out and celebrate the wonderful Chattanooga area kids!"

If you are a member of a group or an individual that is interested in becoming a vendor or exhibitor at Kids Day, registration is open until September 10, 2010. The cost is $50 per space. Discounts are available for non-profit organizations. Please call 423/643/8499 for additional information on how you can become an exhibitor.

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