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The early years are truly learning years, and that’s the emphasis of a free festival for children from birth to age 8 on Saturday in Gillette.
The 35th annual Campbell County Children’s Festival will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cam-plex Central Pavilion.
This year’s edition will include a fire engine for children to climb on, a petting zoo and other interactive booths for children to enjoy and where parents can learn about the services available for children in Campbell County.
The goal of festival is to emphasize that every moment is an opportunity to learn more about the world, practice social skills and gain critical thinking skills and knowledge.
“The early years lay the foundation for all later learning and shape whether children succeed in school and into adulthood,” said Susan Knesel, who helped organize this year’s event.
“If we care about our children, then we must ensure that all young children enjoy an early childhood that prepares them to take full advantage of their educational opportunities and to become effective citizens, capable workers, and loving parents of the next generation. It’s up to us to make the early years count.”
The Campbell County Children’s Festival is a non-profit corporation. All donations earned in the festival go directly to pay for expenses.
The festival is planned and staffed by volunteers from many community group, and anyone with an interest in the welfare and development of young children is invited to participate.
The Festival board is seeing new members and will have information and sign-ups available at the Festival.
For more information, call Knesel at 687-0188 evenings.