"Day for Kids" Celebration at the IB Boys & Girls Club Friday,
Sep 18, 2017 08:22PM
● By Paul Spear
All had Fun at the Day for Kids Celebration at the Imperial Beach Boys & Girls Club Last Friday! With Dunk Tank, Jumper, Food, and Games Everyone had a Great Time at the Event!
The Boys & Girls Club of South County made every effort to impress as they had more kid’s activities than I can remember seeing in a long time. The Day for Kids Celebration was held at the IB Boys & Girls Club on Encina but they brought in children from all the sites they manage and had kids from as far away as their Chula Vista Club.
The highlight of the day was the Dunk Tank as Mr. Rolando was picked by the kids to be the first victim of the day. Although Imperial Beach Mayor, Serge Dedina, showed up for the vent and had rumor had it that he was going to do the dunk tank, it ended up that all the kids were happy enough dunking Mr. Rolando so the mayor wasn't needed.
The event lasted from 4:30pm to 6:30pm last Friday, September 15th. Adults were invited as well and could partake of the food but of course, not the games. The games included some good old-fashioned games like a ring toss, bean bag toss and throwing a ball and knocking down cans as well food which included chips and hot dogs. There was also a snow cone maker.
The kids enjoyed playing their games while a DJ played music for them all they all seemed to have a super time at the event.
Also, there supporting the event was Pastor John Edwin Griffin-Atil from the Imperial Beach United Methodist Church with his son as well as Josie Hamada of the IB Woman's Club along with her husband who was having fun taking photos of the event. I had heard IB City Councilman Mark West was going to attend per sources but when I left a bit before 6pm he still hadn't shown up. Of course, he works during the day so it's possible he got stuck in traffic or something.
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Paul Spear, Publisher, and Editor of Dig Imperial Beach