Family Fest Coming Up This Saturday, March 7th, In Spencer

Wed 3-4-2020

(Spencer)-- An event geared for families will be held this Saturday (March 7th) at the Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer. Organizers Amy Simpson and Andrea Wiesenmeyer say this will mark the 10th year for Family Fest...Family Fest07 

"10 years ago Positively Spencer Youth and the wonderful staff at the Clay County Regional Events Center got together and we said what can we do? Let's do something fun, educational, family friendly, free, bring the community together, let's do it in early spring when people can't really get outside too much yet but they're like ready looking for something to do, and Family Fest was born."

The event will feature a number of events and displays designed to educate and inform...Family Fest08 

"Spencer Municipal Utilities is sponsoring Safety City and Safety City has got a little bit of everything safety. We're going to see law enforcement, firefighters. The firefighters are going to have a junior combat challenge, which I've seen video of and it looks super fun. The little kids are going to like put on a fire suit and run through this little combat challenge. We'll have the H.E.A.T Tactical Team back this year. New this year is going to be 911 dispatchers. They're going to be there and help walk kids through the process of 911 and some things you should or shouldn't do, like dial 911 on a dead cell phone, because that still dials through."

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and 4-H will also be represented...Family Fest09 

"They're going to some animals, they're going to have bunny hopping, there's a flex trailer, there will be some virtual reality things, there will be a farming simulator, there'll be activities for younger kids to make and take home, just a variety of things. If you're wondering about 4-H programming you can come and learn about that as well."

Family Fest will be held Saturday from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm at the Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer and is free of charge.