The Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club will be celebrating National Get Outdoors Day on Saturday June 14 from 10 am to 4 pm. The event will be held at the Milford Club, located at 101 Delaware Veterans Boulevard off Airport Road in Milford as it underscores the connection to natural resources through play and creative activities. This will be the second year that the Milford Club hosts the event as they expect thousands of families to participate.
Delaware’s own, Love Seed Mama Jump will headline Kids Fest this year. Love Seed Mama Jump is a six-piece rock band from Dewey Beach, Delaware. Their music is described as guitar-driven pop rock, a blend of modern beats and melodic hooks delivered with powerful, impassioned vocals. With a reputation as one of the most energetic and engaging live shows on the East Coast, Love Seed has earned the title of “The Official Rock Band of the Washington Redskins” and play at FedEx Field after every home Redskins game. The band has shared the stage with such notable acts as Dave Matthews, The Beach Boys, Beck, Matchbox-20 and Fuel and the B-52’s.
“Kids Fest is going to be great this year,” commented Leanne Silicato Prosser, organizer of the event. “We are excited to have Love Seed Mama Jump headlining this year, it will give it the vibe young families are looking for.”
Love Seed will rock the stage all day, along with some other impressive performances including the Sankofa Dancers and Drummers of Dover, and a Mad Science stage performance that the kids are sure to enjoy. At noon, seasoned parachutist Sam Chick will freefall from 7,000 ft high from an aircraft at this years’ Kids Fest. The parachutist will exit from the team’s aircraft accelerating up to 120 miles per hour over Milford and land in front of Kids Fest attendees.
Throughout the day there will be plenty of action in the form of moon bounces, rides, games and crafts to engage minds and bodies in a healthy outdoor experience. Abbott’s Mill is expected to bring an entertaining and educational display and Envirotech will provide Touch Tanks as well.
One of two large annual fundraising events for the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club, Kids Fest will generate annual operating support from individuals and businesses that will enable Club staff to continue to provide quality program services to over 250 area youth. Programs at the Club are geared toward helping kids develop into productive, responsible and caring citizens. Funds raised by the specific event will be matched 100% by the Delaware Boys & Girls Club organization.
Celebrating five years in their new location this past January, the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club has increased its efforts to establish the Milford Club as a community center in the Greater Milford Area. In addition to serving school-aged children, the Club has recently expanded its facility and services to include a full size fitness center, adult basketball and pickleball leagues and water aerobic classes. The Richard Y. Johnson Aquatic Center is also home to the Milford High School Buccaneers Swim Team, the Club’s own Milford Marlins Swim Team and is the only Boys & Girls Club in Delaware to offer swimming scholarships through the Michael Phelps Foundation. These community services are made available to Greater Milford Area residents year-round through support from fundraising events including Kids Fest.
Kids Fest at the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club, 101 Veterans Boulevard, just off Airport Road in Milford, will be held from 10 am to 4 pm. The event is open to participation by both non-profit organizations and commercial vendors. Space is available, as are event sponsorships. For more information, individuals are encouraged to contact the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club at 302-422-4453. Admission to this year’s Kids Fest will be $5 for adults and free for kids. Wristbands at $5 each will allow kids to ride and play all day long. Entertainment and parking are free. For more information about Kids Fest individuals can call 302-422-4453 or visit www.kidsfestde.org.