On Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, KMS Creative Group will host the 3rd Annual Great Lakes Bay Kids Fest. This year’s festivities will take place in the large empty lot across the street from TV5 and Michigan Works.
KMS has hosted this free, family event since 2015 and has distributed over 900 backpacks and school supplies to local kids. This year, the event will distribute free school supplies to the first 500 kids in attendance.
“We decided to distribute only school supplies this year and focus more on the event festivities. This is more than just a giveaway,” said Michelle McCoy, event coordinator and co-owner of KMS Creative Group. “This is a time for the community to come together for a free, positive event.”
During the event, the kids will have an opportunity to participate in STEM and other educational activities, make crafts with the new Miss Saginaw County – Shelby Saint Souver, play games, win prizes, and eat free hot dogs and popcorn. There will also be inflatable’s, a DJ and community vendors at the event.
Last year, despite the rain, the event still drew over 1000 people. They are looking to double that amount this year. In the event it should rain, the Kids Fest will be postponed. “We had to cancel a lot of the activities that we had planned last year due to the weather so this year we will definitely have a rain date,” says Michelle. “We are looking forward to good weather, good food and
“We had to cancel a lot of the activities that we had planned last year due to the weather so this year we will definitely have a rain date,” McCoy said. “We are looking forward to good weather, good food and a good time. We have received a lot of support from different organizations. We don’t want this to be something that we do for a few years and just stop. With the continued support from this community, we are excited to see what it can grow into.”