Mark your calendar to have some family fun on May 18.
The East Providence Prevention Coalition is holding a "Family Fun Day" – weather permitting. It will take place on the grounds of the Crescent Park Carousel at 700 Bullocks Point Ave. in Riverside.
The event is age-appropriate for toddlers up to kids age 12, said Jennifer Wall, executive director of the prevention coalition. But all family members are welcome to attend.
“The main attraction will be a competitive obstacle course run by 212 Health and Performance,” Wall said. “All participants aged 5-12 are welcome to participate and compete against others in their age group for the fastest time.”
Top winners will be awarded prizes to be sent through the mail. Prizes include free admission to near-by attractions, such as mini-golf, the zoo, go-carts and laser tag; toys; and gift certificates to local restaurants.
Other children’s activities include carousel rides, face painting, washable tattoos, coloring, potato sack races, dress-up races and a lollipop pull.
Acoustic guitarist Becky Chace of the “Becky Chace Band” will sing songs for kids from 11 am to 1pm. Famous children’s characters will be available throughout the event for photos.
Several East Providence police cars also will be available for photo shoots. The Blount Clam Shack will be open.
Registration begins at 11am with the last registration taken at 2 pm. The event concludes at 3 pm.
The first 450 participants will receive a prize bag. Admission is $5 per participant, which includes a free carousel ride, access to all children’s activities and the obstacle course.
Raffle tickets will be sold. Prizes include autographed pictures from Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots players, giant stuffed animals, other toys, Trinity Reparatory tickets, RISD Museum Family Day Passes, and tickets and gift certificates to other area attractions and restaurants.
The sponsor is Navigant Bank with support from the Crescent Park Carousel Commission, 212 Health and Performance and the East Providence Police Department.
All proceeds will benefit the East Providence Prevention Coalition -- a citizens group dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles. For more information, contact EPPC at 401-435-1923.