WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Children dashed around the Waynesboro Area YMCA on Saturday, grabbing up freebies including pencils and stickers and, organizers hoped, bits of wisdom.
For the ninth time, Waynesboro joined other YMCAs across the country in celebrating Healthy Kids Day with free activities promoting healthy lifestyles and activities.
Amidst its ongoing construction effort, the Waynesboro Area YMCA offered an inflatable game, food, balloon animals made by clowns and giveaways at information booths. Firetrucks, ambulances and a fire safety house were open for exploration outside.
"We've gotten everyone from preschool and toddlers to older ones," child care director Tanja Koons said.
Materials and services available to parents covered a range of topics from nutrition to fingerprinting to YMCA programs. Dogs training for handicapped assistance and those available for adoption drew crowds in the gymnasium.