Oskaloosa.com

Local News

October 8, 2013

Healthy activities planned for Kidtoberfest

OSKALOOSA — There will be plenty for families to do at this year’s Kidtoberfest.

On Oct. 12, Mahaska County ISU Extension will host Kidtoberfest at Penn Central Mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Natalie Ferguson-Spray, program coordinator at Mahaska County ISU Extension, said this year’s event will be different from past years. Due to Oskaloosa being involved with the Blue Zones Project, Ferguson-Spray said Kidtoberfest will be focused on health and wellness via the theme, “Get Up and Move.”

Children will be able to learn about dental health at a tooth fairy booth. They’ll also have the opportunity to get some exercise “sumo wrestling” at the National Guard booth. There will also be an opportunity to make healthy smoothies alongside area dieticians, said Ferguson-Spray.

That’s not all.

Ferguson-Spray noted that there will be an Iowa Public Television “story time,” as well as an appearance by Dizzy the Clown and a robotics team showcase.

In keeping with the healthy living theme, children will be able to earn tickets to redeem for things like Hula Hoops, jump ropes and bags of fruit, said Ferguson-Spray.

Of course, many of the booths that have been with Kidtoberfest since the beginning will come back this year, which marks the seventh year of the event.

Ferguson-Spray stressed that Kidtoberfest is a free, family event. She said one of the the goals of Kidtoberfest is to provide families with affordable ways to become healthier, as well as the benefits of staying with the “toolbox of ideas” related to being healthy.

——————

Herald City Editor Andy Goodell can be reached at news2@oskyherald.com.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • North Mahaska Jazz North Mahaska Jazz Band are Class 1A state jazz champions

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • DOT photo Public learns latest about Northwest Bypass at DOT meeting OSKALOOSA -- Many area residents learned the latest about the U.S. 63 Northwest Bypass of Oskaloosa at a public information meeting held Wednesday evening at Oskaloosa Middle School. The two-hour meeting featured tables with maps of the three propose

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Windmill photo Windmill undergoes restoration OSKALOOSA -- The Mahaska County Historical Society is pleased to announce that the Mahaska County Iowa Farm Bureau Federation is funding the restoration of the Baker/Gilchrist Windmill. The Baker windmill at Oskaloosa's Nelson Pioneer Farm and Museu

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Women's Club photo Oskaloosa Women's ClubSpring Luncheon set for April 25 OSKALOOSA -- The annual Oskaloosa Women's Club Spring Luncheon will be held on Friday, April 25, at noon at the First Presbyterian Church. All local talent is appearing for the program. Performing will be the men's quartet from the Central United Met

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Alcohol, prom, graduation don't mix DES MOINES -- April is Alcohol Awareness Month and marks the beginning of the prom and graduation season, a time when the spotlight turns to celebrations that can lead to underage drinking. The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division is encouraging retail

    April 17, 2014

  • Artifact 4-17 Do you know what this is?

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Blue Zones photo 2 Blue Zones kicks off OSKALOOSA -- Blue Zones Project held its Oskaloosa Kickoff Monday evening at the Oskaloosa High School gym to help improve the community's health. Blue Zones originated with Dan Buettner of National Geographic. He was asked to find areas of the world

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • Motorist dies in one-vehicle accident Sunday

    April 14, 2014

  • Special Olympics photo 1 Oskaloosa hosts Special Olympics spring games OSKALOOSA -- About 250 athletes from around southeast Iowa gathered at the William Penn University Penn Activities Center Saturday to compete in the Special Olympics. Athletes tested their mettle in a variety of track and field events at the Special

    April 13, 2014 2 Photos

  • Statesmen announce cross country/track signees OSKALOOSA -- William Penn track and field coach Allen Friesen has announced the signings of numerous individuals to National Letters of Intent to compete for the cross country and/or track and field programs. Malik Brown, the son of Carrie Jones-Brow

    April 13, 2014

Obituaries
Oskaloosa Shopper
Facebook
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Photo reprints