Well it’s that time of year again. You know when the air starts to get that crisp bite in the mornings, the kids go back to school, and the craving for pumpkin spice and apple cider start to set in. It’s also the same time that the Sportsmen for Youth bring back the Youth day.
This year on September 8th from 9am-3pm Youth Day will be held out at the Muskegon County Fairgrounds. You are going to want to come early and line up for this awesome FREE family event. People starting lining up as early as 8am because kids who are 17 and younger will receive a free T-shirt as well as a free lunch. There will also be many raffles that your child may enter for a chance win amazing prizes that will be available throughout the day. Find Sportsmen for Youth On Facebook
When you come and visit the firemen at their booth you will be able to experience them tear into a car with the jaws of life, learn how to get out of a house that is full of smoke (the smoke will be fake and totally ok for you to be in), and that is just some of the fun that will be going on with them. There is also a chance to be able to see an army helicopter and some of our brave soldiers.
There is so many hands-on activities for your children to do from Cabela's at booth #48, the Muskegon 4-H petting zoo booth #77, Nature Discovery- Reptile Exhibit booth #29, the Boy Scouts, a see through tank the size of a semi trailer, shooting areas off all kinds and so so much more we also have to take time and remember all of the people that are no longer with us. September 11th is right around the corner and at noon there will be a tribute to honor all of the people whose lives were lost and those who help in the minutes, days and years to follow. Posting of the colors with the Norton Shores Police/Fire Honor Guard will begin at 12 followed by the National Anthem being sung by the Leffring sisters and Amazing Grace will be performed by Muskegon Regional Police Pipes and Drums. All of this can be seen at booth #23.
To visiti the Sportsmen For Youth websitte, click on the photo below. Here you can find a couple more short clips on things you may see throughout the day. You will also find the event program and map that has a photo of booths, events and times you will find all of these activates going on. Its time to get our kids outdoors again, see you there.