Krazy Kids Day a knockout

Lindsey Allen
Bailey Washburn blows bubbles at Krazy Kids Day, an Avedis Foundation Health Week event.

Shawnee’s Boy Scout Park was peppered with colorful inflatables, bright apparel and juggling clowns Wednesday.

Krazy Kids Day, an Avedis Foundation Health Week event, attracted area youth with a range of engaging activities. Volunteer Trilbya Anderson detailed participation numbers.

“This morning, we had 104 [children]. We’ve had well over 300 now,” she said of an escalating afternoon count.

Attendees sported a free, lime green T-shirt adorned with artwork from Jessie Martin, student at Shawnee Public Schools. Organizer John Ayers said Martin’s design was selected for its depiction of the scheduled activities.

Activities included a monkey bridge, where Boy Scouts assisted youth in crossing a challenging cable, jump roping, Frisbee, a sack race, soccer and a spectrum of additional wellness-infused stations.

Melissa Scott watched on as her three children, ages 1, 3 and 8, enjoyed an inflatable.

“It’s been really good,” Scott said of Krazy Kids Day. “One of things we’re most excited about is that hopefully they’ll get some more stuff like this in the Shawnee area.”

Scott added she plans to continue participating in Avedis Foundation Health Week, which concludes May 30 with a nighttime Glow Run.

“I’m following this whole week on Facebook,” she said. “We’re registered with the race, me and my daughter.”

Today’s schedule is composed of a 10-11 a.m. senior stroll, starting at Heritage Church on Bryan Street, and a 7 p.m. Paws in the Park community dog walk, starting at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center’s dog park.

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