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Little League Museum Hosting Kids’ Day on March 24

Little League Museum Hosting Kids’ Day on March 24


There will be something for children of all ages at the 10th annual Kids’ Day hosted by the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum on Route 15 in South Williamsport, Pa. The event will be held Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Children, and adults accompanying them, have the opportunity to visit the museum at no cost, and the first 200 families will receive a special gift. Kids’ Day is hosted by WVIA Public Media and the museum.

“WVIA is pleased to be part of Kids’ Day at the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum,” Debby the WVIA Clubhouse Mom, said. “Like Little League, children are an important part of our audience and we are pleased to support an event sponsored by another organization that shares the same mission. It is an event we are looking forward to, and are happy to support as the host.”

One of the many activities for kids will be story time with Debby, the WVIA Clubhouse Mom. Curious George and Dugout, Little League’s mascot, will assist Debby during story time and be available for pictures. Story times will be at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., and again at 1:30 p.m.

One of the storylines from the 2011 Little League Baseball World Series was the qualification of the Keystone Little League team from Clinton County, Pa., just 28 miles from South Williamsport. Some members of the team will be attending Kids’ Day and be available to share their experiences at the World Series. They were the first area team to earn a World Series berth since Newberry (Pa.) Little League in 1969.  Keystone Little League captured the Mid-Atlantic Region championship before winning three of its five World Series games, advancing to the U.S. semifinals.

Activity stations will be throughout both levels of the museum. On the lower level of the museum, Weis Markets Lifestyle Initiative will host Weis Detectives all day, and a cooking demonstration for children will be conducted at 1 p.m. The detective program includes determining missing ingredients and identifying others by using senses such as taste, touch and smell.

A short baseball and softball clinic will be held on the lower level of the museum beginning at 2 p.m.

Representatives of many non-profit organizations providing child-related services also will be in attendance. Among the agencies represented will be: Safe Kids/Ashler Manor; Alpha Xi Delta – Autism Speaks; Bi-County WIC (Women, Infants and Children); Susquehanna Council of Boy Scouts of America; Children’s Development Center; Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania; STEP Head Start; James V. Brown Library; Jersey Shore Hospital; LEARN (Local Education and Resource Network, Lycoming United Way); Lycoming County Society of the Protection of Cruelty to Animals; North Central Sight Services; United Churches of Lycoming County; Pennsylvania Department of Health; Williamsport YMCA.

Also supporting Kids’ Day will be DeWald Chiropractic and Junior Baseball Magazine, which will provide 350 complimentary copies of its latest edition. The magazine includes tips from Major League players.

Among the prizes that will be awarded are four tickets to the Little League Baseball World Series World Championship game in August; a Williamsport Crosscutters family four-pack and souvenirs valued at $100; and tickets to the Community Theatre League’s SPROUT Theater.

For more information on 2012 Kids’ Day, contact Janice L. Ogurcak, Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum Director, at: (570) 326-3607; or, by e-mail, at: jogurcak@LittleLeague.org. More information on the Little League Museum can be found on the Little League web site, at: www.LittleLeague.org; or on Facebook, at: www.Facebook.com/LittleLeagueMuseum. The museum will be open until 5 p.m. following the conclusion of Kids’ Day.