MHS to host 19th annual Children’s Festival
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – The 19th annual Marshfield Children’s Festival will target the imaginations of children with the theme “When I Grow Up, I Want to Be A…..” The Children’s Festival takes place April 13, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at Marshfield High School (MHS). Children can dress to reflect their career choices.
Marshfield Children’s Hospital is providing 500 stuffed bears for their Teddy Bear Clinic, to help children learn about a medical examination in a non-threatening environment. The stuffed toys will get a pretend checkup so children will know what happens when they go to a doctor.
Children can construct a toy of their choice, have their bikes and helmets safety inspected, meet Barney the Bus, use the climbing wall, and visit 50 vendor booths.
The MHS Careers with Kids students and instructor, RaeAnn Leonhardt, have planned games and activities and invite all children to participate. Carla MacArthur and students in Family and Consumer Science classes will host a food stand emphasizing healthy eating.
Performances in the commons area throughout the festival will include PIER, Making Music Together, Reis’ Martial Arts Academy, Universal Dance Academy, and Main Street Conservatory of Dance.
The Children’s Festival supports the Marshfield Human Services Academy, a program of Marshfield High School located within the Tiny Tiger Intergenerational Center.
If you have questions or would like to get involved with the Children’s Festival, contact Jennifer Fredrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.