The Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club will be celebrating National Get Outdoors Day on Saturday, June 6 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 third year that the Milford Club hosts the event as they expect thousands of families to participate.
“Kids Fest is a fantastic event for the families in this community. It is a chance for them to come out for a day of fun activities, games and rides, music and food, all while supporting a fantastic community organization which is The Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club of Milford,” said event organizer Ashley Reynolds and owner of Make My Day Event Planning & More.“Families get to spend time with one another for the day and they have the chance to interact with other children and families in the community.”
Live entertainment on the main stage will include local bands 3C North, 501 Band and the Avenue UMC Band. 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. One lucky girl and one lucky boy will win the raffle for a bike giveaway, donated by Walmart, and the US Naval Academy Parachute Team will also make an appearance from above.
“The families get a chance to spend time with one another and at the same time they learn more about local organizations, sports and activities, and businesses that are in the surrounding community that might ultimately be helpful for their family,” said Reynolds. “Our ultimate goal is to create awareness and raise funds to support The Boys & Girls Club of Milford and all that they offer the children in the community, but it is also extremely important to us for families to come out and have a great day of family fun that they will always remember.”
Continuing to grow each year since it was brought back to the Milford Club three years ago, Kids Fest has enjoyes support from many local businesses including the presenting sponsors Bayhealth Medical Center, Richard Y. Johnson & Son, Inc., Walmart, Coastal Tents & Events and Make My Day Event Planning & More. Blessings Blends, Schell Brothers, L & W Insurance, Silicato Development, Clean Delaware, Funtastix, Applebee’s, US Naval Academy Parachute Team, Ace Hardware, MilfordLIVE.com, Davis, Bowen, & Friedel, Arena’s Signs, Magic By Charlie, Subway and The Music School of Delaware have all partnered with the Club to make this special day possible.
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 six 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. 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
“We love watching the families smiling, laughing and enjoying themselves during Kids Fest and we love that it is all for such a great cause,” said Reynolds. “We feel that it is events like Kids Fest that help bring the community closer together.”