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  • Writer's pictureESSEX FREE PRESS

Essex hosts Family Day Fun Zone, free skating

by Sylene Argent

Many fun activities were available – free of charge – at the Essex Recreation Centre on Monday, as the Town of Essex hosted its Family Day Fun Zone.

Area families had the chance to enjoy physical activities during a recreational swim or through Nerf Wars, or challenge their artistic talent by participating in an art session that had participants paint a portrait of a Koala. There were even bounce houses onsite for the youngsters.

In addition, families had a chance to lace up their skates at the Essex Centre Sports Complex or at the Harrow Arena to enjoy a free skating session.

Bre Roles, Program Coordinator, said the Town of Essex celebrates Family Day with fun-filled activities to provide area families with something to do together. She said Monday’s activities brought in a great turnout of participants, who enjoyed participating in a variety of fun, and free, events.

Those wanting to participate in the art session, Nerf Wars, or bounce house activities had to pre-register, and Roles said the participation list filled up quickly, and a waiting list had to be created, due to the demand.

Essex, she said, is known for putting these types of events on, and she was happy to see community members take advantage of the opportunity to connect not only with their families, but others in the community, as well.

The Family Day events were provided by the Town of Essex, SWARG, In motion, and Pathway to Potential.

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