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Kids' Day draws 5,000 people in a heat wave

Scuba diver James Hightower, of the Underwater Search & Rescue of Port Orchard, plays underwater Tic Tac Toe with Kiana Jones, 5.  Kiana is the daughter of Naomi Jones of Port Orchard. - Photo by John R. Olson
Scuba diver James Hightower, of the Underwater Search & Rescue of Port Orchard, plays underwater Tic Tac Toe with Kiana Jones, 5. Kiana is the daughter of Naomi Jones of Port Orchard.
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As a mini heat wave descended on Kitsap Friday and Saturday it did little to deter people from Kids’ Day held June 7 at the President’s Hall at Kitsap County Fairgrounds.

“We thought it was very successful,” said Lindsy Ingram, public educator for Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue who organized the event.

About 5,000 people passed through the 18th annual event, which highlighted safety lessens for kids of all ages. The event included a “touch a truck” area and entertainment from Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth.

“We had a beautiful sunny day that helped make our 18th annual Kids’ Day a huge success,” said CKFR Chief Ken Burdette.

“We received lots of positive comments from both kids and adults that they learned lots and had a great time. We wouldn’t be able to offer this free community event without the support of the sponsors, participants, other Kitsap County Fire departments and our own CKFR personnel.”

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