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East Hills to host second annual Kids Day

The second annual kids day at Congress Elementary will take place on Saturday, October 11 from 1 to 4 p.m.
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Music, dance, yoga, crafts, free food, bike repair, children's books and more - those are just a few of the activities that will be happening at East Hills' second annual Kids Day at Congress Elementary school on Saturday, October 11 from 1 to 4 p.m.

All-day activities like face painting, bike decorating and crafts will go on as scheduled activities take place, culminating in a 4:00 p.m. creativity parade, giving kids the opportunity to showcase their creations on foot, bikes, scooters and more.

The event is a collaboration between the East Hills Council of Neighbors, local businesses and Congress Elementary, a Grand Rapids Public School.

"Congress Park is a wonderful space for gathering. Part of our Public Space Strategy involved activating Congress Park for the community and this is a great opportunity to bring neighbors and school families together in a fun atmosphere," says Liz Hoffman Ransford, co-chair of the East Hills Council of Neighbors.

"We want all the families in East Hills and the surrounding communities to come out and see each other and get a taste of all the great things our neighborhood has to offer kids," says Ransford.

East Hills invites families from all communities to join them for the day’s events at Congress Elementary School, located at 940 Baldwin SE. The event is sponsored by Urban Pharm, Brewery Vivant, the East Hills Business Association, Applied Imaging and Grand Rapids Public Schools and will take place in the Congress Elementary gym in case of rain.

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