Photo Credits : Sue Leonard Community Developement : City Hall
What's KIDs DAY ?
........KIDs DAY is an annual cost-FREE public event for kids and their parents that is assembled and sponsored by civilian volunteers.
........Some of this years "KIDs DAY" events included an oldies Car Show, Clowns, Band, Face Painting, Balloons, Magician, K-9 demonstrations, Hands-on bubble display from Children’s Museum, Indian Lodge (Tee-Pee) with story tellers, City / County / State Police Cars (every law enforcement agency in Delaware County was invited) , Fire Truck, Ambulance, SWAT display, Horse Patrol, National Guard vehicles and displays, FREE food, drinks, prizes, candy, boys & girls bikes given away, Train rides, Police car rides, door prizes given away all day........, and alot more !
........ This years "KIDs DAY" was a 4 month planning project that concluded with another annual opportunity for kids and their parents to enjoy a cost-FREE fun afternoon together in a safe environment with refreshments and entertainment while meeting representatives from various public safety agencies, National Guard and others who were on hand with the emergency vehicles and equipment they use to safeguard our city, county, state and nation.
........Everything is always FREE at the annual KIDs DAY (aka : "McKinley KID's DAY") sponsored by McKinley Neighborhood Association, Inc. and Morningside CRIME WATCH, Inc. at C.O.P. Shop Number One here in Muncie, Indiana....., where every kid, teen and their parents are always welcome !
Tribute of THANKS to KIDs DAY 1998 Supporters and Participants
3.....ALBANY POLICE DEPARTMENT sent a Policeman with vehicle display.
4.....AMERICAN LEGION , Post # 127 from Anderson :
on hand with their Color Guard did a fantastic flag dedication and twenty-one gun salute to start things off patriotically.
Then those wonderful folks stayed on board to hand out FREE flags to the kids.
5.....ANTIQUE MUNCIE POLICE CAR was on display.
6.....A.P.C (Armored Personnel Vehicle) from Muncie Armory open for inspection.
13.....BANGKOK, THAILAND POLICE : is where the gifts came from the greatest distance for KIDs DAY when Lt. Col. Montri Manunartvimonkid read about last years KIDs DAY on the Internet, then as we exchanged information and he heard about this years event, he then so kind-heartedly sent a special delivery of a lovely flower hand crafted by northern Thailand hill tribesmen and
his Disciplinary Division Supervisor friend sent a Royal Thai Lady Police
Officers dress uniform hat with a large silver metal badge as gifts for kids,
and those items became the furthest gift origins for KIDs DAY 1998.
14.....BASKIN ROBBINS of Muncie and Anderson sent coupons for FREE Ice Cream.
15.....BASKETBALL : Kids shot hoops with Policemen, Firemen, National Guard & others.
16.....BEECH GROVE CEMETERY supported KIDsDAY for the second year.
17.....BOARD OF HEALTH OF DELAWARE COUNTY had a representative manning a booth.
18.....BOXELL SIGN Company donated a lovely banner. 616 N. Broadway, 289-8833.
19.....BRANDON INSURANCE provided essential consulting. 301 W. Main St., 282-7677.
20.....CAR SHOW : Vintage cars from the "CENTRAL INDIANA OLD CARS CLUB"
36.....CONGRESSMAN McIntosh -- Muncie Offices - made contributions.
37.....CONSERVATION OFFICER Westell brought two vehicle displays, plus attention getter lifelike remote control deer D.N.R, uses to catch persons illegally hunting deers.
38.....CONCERNS of POLICE SURVIVORS -- (C.O.P.S.) - Had a representative : Molly Winters,
who provided hand-out materials made available to our guests.
Molly is president of the Indiana Chapter of C.O.P.S. and is active with the Indiana Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team.
Molly Winters is the surviving spouse of Muncie Police Officer
Gregg Winters, who was
killed in the line of duty on January 8, 1991, when he was shot while transporting a prisoner.
39......C.O.P. SHOP # 5 -- (Thomas Park - Avondale) -- Was on hand at a table
full of action figgures and other toys they gave away all day to delighted children.
48.....DELAWARE COUNTY SHERIFF Steve Aul donated to the event, and attended with other officers and made sure
kids enjoyed themselves. Sheriff Aul has been very supportive of Crime Watch groups, Neighborhood Associations and youth oriented events.
49.....DONATO's PIZZA on were generous contributors. N. Tillison Ave., 286-5555.
73.....JEFF LEIST of the
Muncie Police personally donated a banner creation.
Muncie Central High School again this year provided road crossing guards for kids & parent safety. The JUNIOR R.O.T.C.
were eager helpers, providing distinguished roles as Road Guards and other assistance contributions.
90.....NATIONAL GUARD -- had Units from two separate
Indiana National Guard Armories, who both did a fantastic job and had magnificent hands-on displays. The Muncie Armory and the Nobelsville Armory were widely appreciated by everyone at KIDs DAY. Our Muncie Armory Guardsmen provided an array of annual dependable support, that included displays of their HUM-V, their Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) with a top mounted 50 calliber heavy machinegun, rifle simulator and display table spread full of materials that people enjoyed. This was the first year for the Nobelsville Armory who had an impressive155mm Artillery Cannon, HUM-V vehicle and a mammoth sized canvas topped Truck that was also on display. For more information about Indiana National Guard, see their magazine at http://www.ai.org/guard/igm/igm5/
128.....VISITORS BUREAU included our event in pamphlets distributed to other
cities & states. Director Victoria Veech was very helpful ! --- 425 N. High St., Rm # 7 , (765) 284-2700
129.....V.F.W. (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post # 268, from Anderson Indiana who was on hand with a Color Guard and a twenty-one gun salute during the Flag raising cerimoney at KIDs DAY 1998.
130.....VOLUNTEERS from several neighborhoods handed out food & helped where needed.
Wall Mural was touch-up painted by most of the original volunteer artists.
132.....WERK radio station was on hand with a Disk Jockey live remote broadcast.
133.....WLBC provided an interview they kept replaying to make eastern Indiana aware.
134.....WMDH radio station provided contribution support for the second year.
135.....YMCA provided a lucky kid with a one year
136.....YOUR ADVICE, included, in case you decide to plan something like KIDs DAY.
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THANKS to everyone who supported KIDs DAY 1998 , from Muncie to Bangkok !