The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Entertainment & Events

February 24, 2010

Kids First! Academy to host 6th annual Family Fun Night

CAMANCHE — The Kids First! Academy will host its sixth annual Family Fun Night featuring a chili and soup cookoff and other family activities from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Due to the growing support and attendance at the fundraiser, this year’s event will be held at Gil’s Ballroom in Clinton.

The chili and soup cookoff will consist of more than 10 teams representing local organizations and community supporters. Those attending the event will be able to dine on all the chili and soup entries and then vote for their favorites to win the top awards. Admission to the event is $5 and includes all-you-can-eat chili, soup, hot dogs, chips and homemade desserts. For kids, the admission fee also includes all-you-can play games, prizes, face painting and crafts. Children younger than age 2 receive free admission.

The evening also will feature a Nintendo Wii contest, a silent auction and grab bags full of surprises.

“Our goal is to provide an evening of pure fun and entertainment for the whole family,” said Director Jeanette Seibel. “The event is a lot of fun each year and we are so appreciative of all the community support.”

Everyone is invited to enter and there is no entry fee. All community members are invited to attend Family Fun Night.

The Kids First! Academy, located in Camanche, is a non-profit, state-licensed, early childhood center dedicated to educational and enrichment experiences for children. The center serves more than 180 children annually through its preschool, childcare and summer camp programs. For more information, call 259-2020 or www.kidsfirstacademy.org.

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