CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Sunday might be considered a day of rest, but hundreds of children spent the afternoon bouncing, jumping, running, stretching, swimming and working nearly every muscle in their bodies at the Chambersburg Memorial YMCA's fifth annual Healthy Kids Day.
Michele Sheppard, assistant executive director of the YMCA, said the annual event is part of the national initiative to "Activate America."
Sheppard said the event focuses on physical fitness and good eating habits.
To promote wellness, children were given a passport on arrival and asked to participate in a variety of athletic demonstrations and games, talk to vendors, make crafts with their parents and even learn about healthy snacks.
Those who filled their passport were given a T-shirt.
"Many of the kids sit all day and don't get the recommended hour of physical activity," Sheppard said. "It is sad they are only told to get one hour each day."