Lexington Family Magazine’s 12th Annual Summer Camps & Activies Fair
Were you one of the close to 3,000 folks who joined Lexington Family at our 12th annual Summer Camps and Activities Fair? Perhaps you were one of the lucky folks who won a 2-night getaway to Wilderness at the Smokies or Family 4-packs to Malibu Jacks’s.
For the visitors to our Fair held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lexington Christian Academy, winning prizes was just a bonus. The main attractions were the more than 90 booths representing camps, birthday party venues, enrichment classes, private schools, tutoring services, health care professionals, travel destinations and other family-friendly businesses. Parents were able to sign their kids up for camps, schedule birthday parties, find a doctor or dentist, register for classes and even learn about foster care and adoption opportunities.
While their parents were busy talking, kids kept busy, too. Our little visitors had their faces painted, their hair done and their nails painted. They learned taekwondo kicks and gymnastic flips, played with clay, made their own trail mix and played with moon sand. Kids tried on costumes, made healthy snacks, blew a train whistle, jumped in an inflatable bouncer, perfected their tee-ball skills and ran through an obstacle course.
Parents took home bags and bags of information, flyers, and giveaways.
Karen Powell Photography’s booth was hopping the whole 4 hours as over 200 kids stopped to have their photos taken. We will choose 6 winners to appear on cover Lexington Family Magazine over the next year.
Some of the visitors at the Fair came for the Writing Contest Award Ceremony. Most of our six r grand prize winners and thirteen honorable mentions were on hand at 1 p.m. when Marvin Bartlett of our media sponsor Fox 56 and Ellen Gregory from Midway College, our Writing Contest sponsor handed out the prizes. You can see all the winners names and essays here
It was truly an entertaining day with performances by loads of talented kids including dancers from Lexington Dance Factory and the Lexington Ballet, gymnasts from Legacy Gymnastics, models from Images Model & Talent and athletes from Tiger Kim’s TaeKwonDo.
I sure hope you didn’t miss it. But if you did, you can check out our Camp Directory at our website at www.lexingtonfamily.com. Didn’t win a prize? Be sure to “like” us on Facebook where we give away prizes every week.
And mark your calendars now – next year’s Fair will be Saturday, April 11, 2015.