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Posted: 08/27/14

Kidsfest is sure to delight festival goers

Observer Special Writer

      The Romeo Peach Festival KidsFest has been delighting festival goers for more than 25 years.
       This year's KidsFest will take place on Saturday, Aug. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Romeo Village Park.
       Geared for children ages 14 and under, this free event is sponsored by Meijer, and offers a variety of free activities families will enjoy.
       "It's just a fun day for kids to come out and enjoy some free activities and the parents can get information from the other participants," said Joyce Oliver of Romeo-Washington-Bruce Parks and Recreation.
       There will be a dressed up stuffed animal contest, and a bike/trike/big wheel decoration contest. Participants are asked to prepare for these two contests at home.
       Performers include Rosco the Clown, All The World's A Stage and the Macomb Children's Chorus. New this year will be cheering demonstrations by the Romeo High School cheerleaders.
       "They're going to offer mini workshops for the kids who would like to learn a few cheers," said Oliver.
       Traditional relays such as book balancing, potato sack races, water balloon tosses and three-legged races will also take place throughout the morning. No pre-registration is required.
       Train rides will be provided by Dan Dan the Choo Choo Man, and kids of all ages will get to interact with animals at a petting farm courtesy of Animal Oasis.
       Employees from Home Depot will offer wood projects kids can make and take home, while Great Start Macomb will offer information for parents.
       Oliver said the KidsFest is one of the most popular events at the Peach Festival.
       "It's a favorite part of the Peach Festival¬† for many families and their kids, and everybody looks forward to coming down to the Village Park for some inexpensive and exciting activities for their kids," she said.
       A complete schedule is available at or by calling 586-752-6543.

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