Day for Kids planned at Zao Island

2013-09-08T00:00:00Z Day for Kids planned at Zao IslandTimes Staff nwitimes.com
September 08, 2013 12:00 am  • 

VALPARAISO | Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s annual Day for Kids celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at Zao Island, 1050 Horse Prairie Ave.

Every year Day for Kids events are held at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country as a way to honor children and emphasize the importance of meaningful time spent with caring adults. Locally, hundreds of children and their families participate in Day for Kids to have fun together and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Tickets for Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Day for Kids celebration are $3 each for the first 400 tickets sold and then $6.50 each for the remaining available tickets. BMO Harris Bank is presenting sponsor of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Day for Kids celebration.

“Thanks to the generosity of BMO Harris Bank, we’re able to provide a fun day for children and their families that can fit in nearly any budget,” said Ryan Smiley, interim president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County. “Day for Kids is really about taking time out from busy schedules and showing kids just how special they are to the adults who care about them.”

Each ticket is good for one round of mini-golf, 20 arcade/batting cage tokens, and a choice of one additional attraction such as go-karts or laser tag. Day for Kids is a rain or shine event.

All local children and their families are invited to attend. To purchase tickets, call or visit one of the clubs:

Duneland, 135 Lincoln Ave., Chesterton, (219) 926-9770

Forrest L. “Dusty” Rhode Portage, 5895 Evergreen Ave., Portage, (219) 762-4613

South Haven, 723 Long Run Road, Valparaiso, (219) 759-2565

Valparaiso, 354 Jefferson St., Valparaiso, (219) 462-2182 or (219) 464-7282, ext. 235.

Tickets are also available for $6.50 each at the following BMO Harris Bank locations: 750 S. Washington St. and 3500 Calumet Ave., Valparaiso, and 502 E. County Road 1100 North, Chesterton. Call (219) 464-7282.

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