For the first time in recent years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley held their Yerington Day for Kids in the evening, a change parents and organizers said was for the better.
“It didn’t interfere with soccer, which was really nice,” said Sheila Fens, mother of two. Fens’ two boys have been attending Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley for three years.
“We tried to do this year a little different,” said Dona Tracy, director of operations. “During Saturday mornings, there’s a lot going on. We decided to do this one at night to see if we could get more people to attend.”
With approximately 100 kids and parents in attendance at last night’s event, Tracy said the time change was definitely a positive.
This year’s Day for Kids Yerington theme was Dream. Create. Explore. The event featured several different stations with a science theme, including a magnet station, paper rockets, popsicle stick catapults and play dough created from scratch. Breakfast was also served for dinner, another change from the typical BBQ.
For Marlene Popplewell, who has three kids that attend the Club, this was her first Day for Kids event.
“It was a lot of fun. A lot more than what I expected,” Popplewell said. “The children were very entertained.”
“I like having all these things to do,” said Kevin Hernandez, a 10-year-old Club member. “It was different because we got to build all these things.”
Day for Kids is a national Boys & Girls Club event held every September. Organizers would like to thank all the families who came out to last night’s event and helped make it such a fun and successful night.