Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

May 22, 2013

Encourages kids to 'Jump into Summer'

The Daily Iowegian

---- — On Saturday, June 1 the Rathbun Lake Area YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day with a free community event for kids and families in Appanoose County.

The YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day event will take place at Rathbun Lake Area YMCA, 708 S. Main St. in Centerville from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and will feature activities such as healthy games and activities, healthy food and cooking demonstrations, face painting and more. For more information call the YMCA at (641) 437-1977 or visit

Healthy Kids Day, a national initiative of the Y to improve the health and well-being of kids, is filled with fun, active play and educational activities that will help parents improve their kids’ lifestyles for the long term.

“At the YMCA, we know that when the school year ends, many kids lose exposure to activities that keep them moving and learning. Healthy Kids Day will help parents begin thinking early about what their kids need to stay physically and intellectually active in the summer,” said Kate Hennig, program director at Rathbun Lake Area YMCA.