RecPlex to host free Kids Expo on March 19


All are invited to RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 19 for a fun-filled lineup at the Kids Expo.

The Kids Expo is free and open to the public. Families attending the expo will find a dynamic mix of exhibitors. Nearly 50 exhibitors will be on hand providing demonstrations, products, information and activities related to youth and families. Special youth-oriented activities include: on-stage entertainment every half hour; children’s Passport Raffles; an obstacle course sponsored by Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue; an appearance by Rico, the Pleasant Prairie Police Department’s K-9 friend; a free inflatables area; and more.

This year’s event sponsor is Lite 92.1.

Exhibitors and information will be available for a variety of interests, such as: youth related retail; scouting; fire safety; family camping and recreation; healthcare; sports and athletics; education; summer childcare/camp options; family friendly restaurants and caterers; and more.

“Again this year, we’ll have live radio broadcasts from one of our sponsors, Lite 92.1 FM, lots of opportunities for free fun, and vendors with useful information and special offers,” explained Chris Finkel, business director for RecPlex. “We’re expecting the 2011 Kids Expo to be a lot of fun with some really useful family resources.”

A variety of concessions and retail merchandise will be available on-site during the expo. RecPlex will also be offering a “Kids are Free” membership special the day of the expo. More information is available at 947-0437.

The Kids Expo originated in 2008 as a kick-off for the RecPlex Summer Camps. Information on multiple specialty camps will be available. Specialty camps this year will include: horseback riding, cheerleading, basketball, Crazy Science, baseball/softball, spa, dance and fishing camps.

RecPlex is located at 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie.

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