The Recreation Department’s Fun Day, held at Norton Park, returns Friday with a bazaar of activity booths for kids to enjoy as the summer break nears its end.
The dunk tank and pony rides are the event’s most popular attractions, said Camp Coordinator Kelly McCabe, adding that there will also be face painting, spin art, temporary tattoos, button and tissue flower making and sand art.
This is the 14th year of Fun Day, however, its predecessor, the town fair, goes back to 1979.
With so many hands-on booths for youngsters to partake in, kids can spend the day making art with their friends and leave with a good haul of creations.
While the event attracts many participants from the Recreation Department’s summer camp and is run by camp counselors, it’s free and open to all families.
McCabe said Fun Day is a great way for kids to interact with their friends from camp and school, and is an opportunity to say goodbye to their counselors – and possibly send their lifeguards splashing down into the dunk tank.
“The kids are very happy to see all their counselors … it’s one last chance to spend time with the counselors and lifeguards they spent pretty much all of the summer with,” McCabe said. “It’s just a good, family atmosphere.”