Friday, September 20, 2013

"Twilight" star Stewart to appear at local Kids Day

Hollywood star Booboo Stewart, of the Twilight and X-Men movie series, will make a guest appearance at Kids Day Maricopa 2013, which runs tomorrow from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Players from the Arena Bowl champion Arizona Rattlers will also appear at the annual event which is dedicated to education of crime prevention, child safety, and environmental awareness.

The Maricopa Police Department will be on-hand to provide FREE fingerprinting of all the children and will also have police vehicles and the K-9 unit on display. Additionally, there will be special appearances by Smokey Bear, McGruff the Crime Dog and other loved fire and crime characters.

The Maricopa Fire Department will have a fire truck and the safety house at the event, teaching fire safety tips. The Ak-Chin Fire Department will provide seatbelt safety information.

The event is free and will include information on bicycle safety, drug awareness with the M.A.S.H. coalition, and internet safety with Judge Scott Sulley, as well as a safety demo from ATA Karate kids.  Event sponsor, Dr. John A. Donohue will provide free health screenings, and will be distributing vital information on disease prevention and health promotion.

State Representative Steve Smith, Maricopa Mayor Christian Price, Pinal County Supervisor Tony Smith, County Attorney Lando Voyles and Sheriff Paul Babeu will also be in attendance and speaking at the event.

The clown team of Sgt. Pepper & Gooburr will be performing and teaching children about "Stranger Danger".  Additionally, there will be performances from Desert Sun Performing Arts, Desert Star Gymnastics, and ATA Karate for Kids.

There will be free balloons and free food and drink for everyone, as well as special give-aways and free prize drawings throughout the event.

Kids Day Maricopa is Saturday, September 21st, 2013, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at Maricopa Wells Middle School, 45725 West Honeycutt Avenue.

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