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Little League Museum’s Eighth Annual Kid’s Day a Success


Janice Ogurcak (center), Director of the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum, greets visitors to the museum’s eighth annual Kid’s Day. More than 850 people came to the museum for the event, which featured nearly 20 service agencies from Lycoming County, Pa., story time with Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants; and visits from Boomer, mascot for the Williamsport Crosscutters minor league baseball team; and Dugout, Little League’s mascot.

Photo Courtesy of Little League Musuem

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 22, 2010) – There was something for every child to enjoy at the eighth annual Kid’s Day hosted by the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum on the Little League International complex in South Williamsport, Pa.

Kid's Day was held on Saturday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and welcomed more than 850 people to the museum.

Children, and the adults accompanying them, had the opportunity to visit the museum at no cost, and the first 200 children received a special gift. Kid’s Day was sponsored by Comcast Spotlight and the museum.

“This event provided children with a safe, fun place to spend part of their day,” Gayle Fedder, local Sales Manager at Comcast Spotlight, and one of the coordinators of Kid’s Day, said. “Every child had the chance to find something of interest.”

One of the many activities for the children was story time with Miss Victoria from the James V. Brown Library. Dugout, Little League’s mascot; Boomer, the Williamsport Crosscutters’ mascot, and Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants assisted Miss Victoria during story time and was available for pictures.

In the lower level of the museum, Chef Richard Hosch from Susquehanna Health System conducted a demonstration on “Fun in the Kitchen,” and Chris Howard, a former catcher for the Seattle Mariners, and head baseball coach at the Pennsylvania College of Technology held a pitching and hitting clinic.

Approximately 20 agencies from the Williamsport area and Lycoming County, Pa., participated in Kid’s Day.

The agencies included: Hope Early Learning Program; Good News Bible Church; Child Evangelism Fellowship; Jersey Shore Hospital; Bi-County WIC (Women, Infants and Children); Safe Kids/Ashler Manor; Williamsport Crosscutters; Parent-Child Home Program; Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA; Lycoming County Community Engagement Group (Lycoming County United Way); James V. Brown Library; Pennsylvania College of Technology Dental Hygiene program; Fresh Air Fund; The Center; Pennsylvania Department of Health; Sunnybrook Meadows; Boy Scouts of America, Susquehanna Council; North Central Sight Services; River Valley YMCA; Alpha Xi Delta – Autism Speaks; and, West Branch Chorus.

Additional sponsors for Kid’s Day were: Wegmans Pharmacy; Dewald Chiropractic; K&S Music; Faxon Lanes; and, TGI Friday’s.

Some of the prizes that were awarded included four tickets to the Little League Baseball World Championship game in August, a Williamsport Crosscutters family fun pack, and a Comcast prize pack.