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FAIRFIELD — After taking a year off due to the pandemic, Kiwanis Kids’ Day will return to Fairfield on Saturday, Sept. 18.
Fairfield Kiwanis member Daryn Hamilton said the club is planning for a normal Kids’ Day with all the usual events, including the parade. Floats and parade marchers will meet at the Fairfield High School that morning at 9:30 a.m. for the 10 a.m. parade through Fairfield’s downtown. The theme this year is “Sharing Kindness.”
The pancake breakfast will be back, too. Hamilton said the pedal tractor pull is planned for that day, too. The Kiwanis has had an inflatable bouncy house for kids to play in before, though Hamilton said the club will consult guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure those inflatable pieces are safe.
“We’re intending to do everything like we always have,” Hamilton said.
In other Kiwanis news, the Fairfield club learned it is a semifinalist in a competition with other Kiwanis clubs around the world. The Fairfield club won the gold award in February from the regional Kiwanis organization covering Iowa and Nebraska for its long and successful history of hosting Kiwanis Kids’ Day. Since then, the club was named a semifinalist for having one of the top 12 service projects in all of Kiwanis. Hamilton said that is quite a feat considering Kiwanis has clubs in 83 countries.
Fairfield Kiwanis will learn if it has placed in the top three during an awards ceremony at the Kiwanis International Convention from June 24-27 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hamilton said a few local members are planning to attend the convention.