Pieces of Our Past: March Week 2
Little League Museum to Host Seventh Annual Kid’s Day
Dugout, Little League’s mascot, Boomer, the Williamsport Crosscutters’ mascot and Nick Jr.’s Dora the Explorer will be among the celebrity visitors to the seventh annual Kids’ Day at the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum, 525 Route 15 Highway, South Williamsport.
The 2009 event, sponsored by Jersey Shore State Bank, Comcast Spotlight and the Museum, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 21. Children and adults accompanying them have the opportunity to visit the museum at no cost, and the first 200 children will receive a special gift.
Dugout and his celebrity friends will read stories with Miss Victoria from the James V. Brown Library at 9:30, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Mary McGovern Theatre.
In the lower level of the museum, Chef Hosch from Williamsport’s Susquehanna Health System is set for a noon to 1 p.m. cooking Healthy and Fun demonstration. Also downstairs, Chris Howard, a former catcher for the Seattle Mariners, and head baseball coach for the Pennsylvania College of Technology Wildcats, will conduct a batting and pitching clinic from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
“Kid’s Day is all about mixing fun with education for children throughout the Susquehanna
Valley,” Gayle Fedder, local Sales Manager at Comcast Spotlight and one of the planners of the seventh annual event, said.
More than 20 non-profit agencies affiliated with children are scheduled to participate in the event.
“This event has provided broad exposure to all the groups who participate and has produced great results along with plenty of smiles,” Lori Strimple, marketing manager for Jersey Shore State Bank, said.
The participating agencies include: Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Lycoming County; Children’s Discovery Workshop; Child Evangelism Fellowship; Hemlock Girl Scout Council; Jersey Shore Hospital; James V. Brown Library; South Williamsport Kiwanis; The Williamsport Crosscutters; The Learning Center; Lycoming-Clinton Parent Child Home Program; Lycoming County SPCA; Pennsylvania Department of Health; Safe Kids; Susquehanna Health System; Susquehanna Council Boy Scouts of America; Comcast; Women-Infants-Children (WIC); YWCA; Little League International, and Jersey Shore State Bank.
Prizes include a Williamsport Crosscutters family fun pack; a Savings Bond from Jersey Shore State Bank; a Comcast Prize Pack and a Little League Baseball World Series Championship weekend package, among others.
“We want to provide children with a safe, fun place to spend a day,” Mrs. Fedder said. “Whether they participate in the story times, the baseball clinic, or come to enjoy the other activities, we think there is something for everyone at this year’s Kid’s Day.”
For more information on 2009 Kids Day, contact Janice Ogurcak, Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum Director, at: 326-3504, or jogurcak@LittleLeague.org. Little League’s website is: www.LittleLeague.org.