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Every day is Kids Day, but August 5th is even more so

Jill Darby

From now on, little guys and gals throughout the United States have a day to call their very own.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 4-H, KidsPeace and YMCA joined forces to establish the first National Kids Day, Aug. 5.

“Maybe it will become a Hallmark holiday,” said DeAnne Hooper, executive director of Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe. “Hopefully it will get bigger and bigger as the years go by. The event is really focused on spending valuable time with your children.”

A proclamation recognizing August 5 as National Kids Day in the city of South Lake Tahoe is on the City Council’s August 7 agenda.

“National Kids Day highlights our most important asset and that’s the children of our community,” Hooper said. “There’s a little saying that goes along with the information I’ve received. It says, ‘Mothers have a day. Fathers have a day. Even groundhogs have a day. Now it’s the kids’ turn.’ I thought that was cute.”

South Shore’s Boys& Girls Club is collaborating with the Family Zone Amusement Park to offer a 20 percent discount from August 5 -10 for all card-holding club members accompanied by a parent.

“We’ll be at the amusement park August 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. signing kids up for membership,” Hooper said. “We’re having jugglers and we’re going to be highlighting programs at different tables. We’ll have arts and crafts and free games.”

Club members pay $10 per year and get to participate in all club activities.

“I’m hopeful people will come out and sign up but the most important thing I want to emphasize is no matter where you are or what you’re doing, spend the day with your child,” Hooper said. “What’s really important is that parents let their children know that they’re special.”

South Lake Tahoe’s Parks and Recreation Department is offering youngsters free swimming August 5 at the Rec. Center from 1 to 4 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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