Summertime fun should be accessible to all

We hear it all the time: Living in Mesa County, we are surrounded by natural beauty and an abundance of outdoor activities.

Additionally, the Valley is teeming with summertime program and camps for children and families.

But often, many families are not able to participate in some of the more traditional, local summertime activities such as camps, classes or even a visit to the Colorado National Monument, because the costs of enrollment or entry simply don’t fit into their budget.

In a community where over half of the children in the school district qualify for free or reduced lunches, Rocky Mountain PBS wants to make summertime fun accessible to all.

On Saturday, August 12th Rocky Mountain PBS will be hosting its annual Western Colorado Kids Fun Fest at Lincoln Park in Grand Junction from 10am-1pm. This family-friendly event is the largest free event for kids eight-and-under on the Western Slope.

Thanks to the support of generous sponsors, children and families will get to participate in activities featured by nearly 40 booths, including bounce houses, slip n’ slides, and meet-and-greets with PBS Kids characters Clifford the Big Red Dog and Super Why. All for free.

The mission of Rocky Mountain PBS is to strengthen the civic fabric of Colorado through quality programming and community engagement. At Kids Fun Fest, parents will have the opportunity to engage with nonprofits and resources they may have otherwise not known about, such as Housing Resources of Western Colorado, Marillac Health, and the Mesa County Partnership for Children & Families.

Communities thrive when all residents are given a chance to participate. Join your local Rocky Mountain PBS office for a free day of fun!

Western Colorado Kids Fun Fest
Saturday, August 12th
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lincoln Park, Grand Junction
More information at 970-245-1818

 

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