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There will be plenty of funówith a little bit of education sneaked inóat the 16th annual Stand for Children Day Saturday.

The event will be held in the expansive Peaceful Valley Park, now home to the Heinzen Pavilion.

Rain or shine, we’ll be in Peaceful Valley, Karen Kieper of Antigo Head Start, the organizer of the event said. The pavilion is all done and will provide an excellent location for the full day of events and programs.

Activities will run for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

An annual highlight will be the 1 p.m. concert with children’s entertainer Tom Peace, known for his an infectious sense of fun. With movement, sign language, humor, and joy, he creates concerts that leave audiences laughing and singing. The show is sponsored by CoVantage Credit Union.

The Antigo Optimist Club will bring its popular bike safety rodeo and bike giveaway to the Peaceful Valley grounds starting at 10 a.m. All children from toddlers to 12 year olds are invited to come and have to their bikes tuned up by Al Berger and Andrew Tainter, learn safety rules, including the importance of always wearing a helmet, and test riding skills. Three bikes will be awarded at noon. Parents are encouraged to come with their children for refresher tips on keeping their family safe while biking all summer.

All participants wearing safety helmets will be eligible for prizes from the Antigo Police Department. The police and fire department staff will register bicycles free of charge to make certain lost and stolen bikes are returned to the owners whenever possible.

Another focus will be Read to Succeed, sponsored by the Antigo school district.

The program is made possible through a Soaring Grant and will include four prize giveaways with family games and literacy activities. Books to be given away to children of all ages and there will be parent information booths on how to help youngsters hone their reading skills.

Teachers with literacy expertise will also be on hand to answer questions.

There is much more on the docket as well.

Kids Travel Safe will be doing car seat check and the city of Antigo and town of Antigo Fire Departments will be operating the Fire Safety House. There will be face painting and a chance to tie-dye shirts at the Aspirus Langlade Hospital booth.

Health-related programs and advice are planned by Cornerstone Chiropractic and Wellness, Antigo Dental and Bridge Community Health Clinic. City of Antigo Police will review child safety.

And, while participating in the activities and fun, munch an ice cream cone courtesy of Peters’ Distributing.

Other participants include Culligan Water of Rothschild, Mattoon Market, Langlade County Area Diaper Bank, Kautza Septic, Langlade County Humane Society, Antigo Head Start, Birth to 3, Langlade County Health Coalition, AVAIL, Peace Lutheran School, All Saints Catholic School, Action Alliance, White Lake school district, Antigo Public Library, Special Olympics, Langlade County health and social services departments,

M.O.P.S., LYVE group volunteers, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Thrivent Financial, Zumba Fitness, Sam’s Club of Wausau, Goodwill of Antigo, Farm Safety with Keith Wilson, Riesterer & Schnell Inc., the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s obstacle course, Childcaring Central Wisconsin Early Education Resources, Bikers Supporting Abused Children and the Department of Natural Resources.
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Antigo Optimist and Park and Recreation Director Sarah Repp, Bike and Ski Club member Al Berger, and Andrew Tainter of Langlade Area Mountain Bike Association pose with the bikes that will be given away as part of Stand for Children Day Saturday.

Stand for Children Day set for Saturday, it mixes fun and a cause
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There will be plenty of funówith a little bit of education sneaked inóat the 16th annual Stand for Children Day Saturday.

The event will be held in the expansive Peaceful Valley Park, now home to the Heinzen Pavilion.

Rain or shine, we’ll be in Peaceful Valley, Karen Kieper of Antigo Head Start, the organizer of the event said. The pavilion is all done and will provide an excellent location for the full day of events and programs.

Activities will run for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

An annual highlight will be the 1 p.m. concert with children’s entertainer Tom Peace, known for his an infectious sense of fun. With movement, sign language, humor, and joy, he creates concerts that leave audiences laughing and singing. The show is sponsored by CoVantage Credit Union.

The Antigo Optimist Club will bring its popular bike safety rodeo and bike giveaway to the Peaceful Valley grounds starting at 10 a.m. All children from toddlers to 12 year olds are invited to come and have to their bikes tuned up by Al Berger and Andrew Tainter, learn safety rules, including the importance of always wearing a helmet, and test riding skills. Three bikes will be awarded at noon. Parents are encouraged to come with their children for refresher tips on keeping their family safe while biking all summer.

All participants wearing safety helmets will be eligible for prizes from the Antigo Police Department. The police and fire department staff will register bicycles free of charge to make certain lost and stolen bikes are returned to the owners whenever possible.

Another focus will be Read to Succeed, sponsored by the Antigo school district.

The program is made possible through a Soaring Grant and will include four prize giveaways with family games and literacy activities. Books to be given away to children of all ages and there will be parent information booths on how to help youngsters hone their reading skills.

Teachers with literacy expertise will also be on hand to answer questions.

There is much more on the docket as well.

Kids Travel Safe will be doing car seat check and the city of Antigo and town of Antigo Fire Departments will be operating the Fire Safety House. There will be face painting and a chance to tie-dye shirts at the Aspirus Langlade Hospital booth.

Health-related programs and advice are planned by Cornerstone Chiropractic and Wellness, Antigo Dental and Bridge Community Health Clinic. City of Antigo Police will review child safety.

And, while participating in the activities and fun, munch an ice cream cone courtesy of Peters’ Distributing.

Other participants include Culligan Water of Rothschild, Mattoon Market, Langlade County Area Diaper Bank, Kautza Septic, Langlade County Humane Society, Antigo Head Start, Birth to 3, Langlade County Health Coalition, AVAIL, Peace Lutheran School, All Saints Catholic School, Action Alliance, White Lake school district, Antigo Public Library, Special Olympics, Langlade County health and social services departments,

M.O.P.S., LYVE group volunteers, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Thrivent Financial, Zumba Fitness, Sam’s Club of Wausau, Goodwill of Antigo, Farm Safety with Keith Wilson, Riesterer & Schnell Inc., the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s obstacle course, Childcaring Central Wisconsin Early Education Resources, Bikers Supporting Abused Children and the Department of Natural Resources.
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Antigo Optimist and Park and Recreation Director Sarah Repp, Bike and Ski Club member Al Berger, and Andrew Tainter of Langlade Area Mountain Bike Association pose with the bikes that will be given away as part of Stand for Children Day Saturday.
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