On Saturday, August 26, KMS Creative Group partnered with Women of Colors and The Michigan Banner to host the 3rd Annual Great Lakes Bay Kids Fest. The festival took place in the empty lot across the street from Michigan Works and TV5 in downtown Saginaw. Hundreds of kids attended the free event and received free school supplies.
A variety of STEM activities were provided by the Midland NOBCChE (National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers) Chapter, Engineering for Kids Great Lakes Bay Region and Women of Colors’ SaFt (Students and Future Engineering) program. Kids had the opportunity to make arts and crafts with Miss Saginaw County Shelby Saint Souver, Miss Spirit of the State Shelby Lentz, Miss Saginaw County Outstanding Teen Maria Evola and Miss Oakland County Outstanding Teen Aubrey Hammis. Other festivities included games, prizes and music.
Event Coordinator Michelle McCoy looks forward to growing the event and working with more organizations to bring more educational fun to Saginaw. “We’re already looking at what improvements can be made for next year,” says Michelle. “We’re looking at adding more activities and unique live entertainment. Next year will be our fourth year and we’re proud to see how far the festival has come in such a short period of time”.
To learn more about the Great Lakes Kids Fest visit greatlakesbaykidsfest.com or contact Michelle McCoy at (989) 513-2768.