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Emerald Isle's Day for Kids

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On the 3rd Saturday of September, Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation along with the Emerald Isle Business Association and BB&T host a FREE annual event for kids and their families. Day4Kids will be held at the Emerald Isle Community Center on:

Saturday, September 21, 2013
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


Join the Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation and local businesses and educators (including Cape Lookout National Seashore!) for a FREE fun-filled day of activities, games, face painting and more!

Some of the attractions and activities this year include: An amazing basketball trick performance by Dexter “Loveboat” Williams, a book exchange with the Friends of Western Carteret Library, hotdogs and drinks, popcorn, cotton candy, inflatable rides, kids BINGO, face painting and balloon sculpting by Isabel the Clown.

The Emerald Isle Police Department will be available to provide child identity kits. Enjoy a visit with Curly Top from Dairy Queen of Emerald Isle and get a token for a free cone! A raffle drawing will take place and excellent prizes will be awarded in three different age groups.

The event is open and free to the public. Contact Sarah McNally at 252-354-6350 or smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org for more information.

Did You Know?

Sand dollar

Sand dollars are living animals. If you find one that is brown and fuzzy, leave it behind. If it is white and smooth it has already died, and you may keep it. Cape Lookout National Seashore