Once again, Harvey County United Way is partnering with local organizations — with 37 hosting booths — for the annual KidFEST event from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Slate Creek Elementary School (901 E. Fourth St., Newton).
Here are a few highlights to look forward to at this year's celebration:
1) A real page turner
Thanks to the generosity of Farm Bureau Insurance agent Jason High, all kids (from birth to age 8) who attend KidFest and stop by at least 10 booths will receive a free book to take home with them.
2) Get in theme
Along with the books being given away, many of the activities featured by partner organizations will have a certain literary theme — a new twist this year. Examples include the "Hansel and Gretel" healthy plate creation hosted at the K-State Research and Extension Council booth, "One Fish, Two Fish" fishing game at the Newton Kiwanis Club booth and more. Additionally, the Newton Lions Club will offer free vision screenings. In total, there will be 37 activities for kids to participate in at the event.
3) Hunt for treasure
Bringing KidFEST to a close, the Newton Young Professionals will host an outdoor Treasure Egg Hunt starting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
If you go
When: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Slate Creek Elementary School, 901 E. Fourth St., Newton.
How much: Free.