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Boys & Girls Club Of Mount Vernon Celebrates Youth With 'Day For Kids'

Children enjoyed facepainting at the Boys & Girls Club's third annual Day for Kids in Mount Vernon.
Children enjoyed facepainting at the Boys & Girls Club's third annual Day for Kids in Mount Vernon. Photo Credit: Contributed
The Alpha Stars Cheerleading Team performed at the event.
The Alpha Stars Cheerleading Team performed at the event. Photo Credit: Contributed

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – The Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon recently observed the third annual Day for Kids, which celebrated children and their hopes, dreams and aspirations.

“Children and families had the opportunity to spend a wholesome day together celebrating the good our children do that is sometimes taken for granted,” said Mel Campos, chief professional officerof the Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon.

More than 200 children and their families enjoyed a fun filled block party that highlighted the three major objectives of the club – academic success, healthy lifestyles and community service. The Sept. 26 event was filled with a variety of different and fun activities such as face painting, clowns, two bounce houses, tennis and basketball demonstrations, and an obstacle course.

The Revelators Dance Group and the Alpha Stars Cheerleading Team entertained the crowd and offered spirited performances.

ShopRite provided healthy snacks, and Dr. Bob Della‘More performed a healthy cooking demonstration with samples to promote healthy lifestyles.

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