Marshalltown youth partake in Healthy Kids Day | News, Sports, Jobs

PHOTOS BY LANA BRADSTREAM — Marshalltown Fire Department fire fighters Chris Case, Cody Schmidt and Austin White play volleyball with Marshalltown children during Healthy Kids Day at the Marshalltown YMCA on Friday. The volleyball game started almost immediately after they finished a quick round of soccer.

Even though the weather was a little chilly on Friday, it did not stop Marshalltown children from getting out and enjoying Healthy Kids Day.

The annual event, hosted by the Marshalltown YMCA, featured bouncy houses, music, healthy snacks, an open gymnasium, outdoor games and activities and first responders. Healthy Kids Day is used to help improve the health and well-being of children by encouraging activities to stimulate the body and mind.

Andrew Potter, marketing and communications director for the Y, said this is the first time Healthy Kids has been held since the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are exposing the Y to the public, showing

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