Downtown Discoveries Kids’ Fest debuts Saturday at Midtown Village

WILKES-BARRE — Susan Magnotta, Director of Promoting and Growth at the Diamond Metropolis partnership, Thursday…

WILKES-BARRE — Susan Magnotta, Director of Promoting and Growth at the Diamond Metropolis partnership, Thursday stated the Downtown Discoveries Scavenger Hunt and Kids’ Fest is part of DCP’s more substantial initiative to reanimate the Downtown.

“We will have totally free gatherings and pleasurable programs that will provide men and women from all about the neighborhood to our centre town which has so significantly to present,” Magnotta claimed. “We are incredibly grateful for all of our associates, especially our good friends at Highmark, for producing this occasion achievable.”

The Diamond Metropolis Partnership, Wilkes-Barre’s nonprofit downtown administration business, will host the initially ever Downtown Discoveries Kids’ Fest on Saturday, July 24, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Midtown Village, 41 South Major St.

This free of charge party for young children and their families will incorporate a sing-along and pics with Princess Elsa from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., crafts and functions by the Sordoni Art Gallery and the Kirby Heart, the Magic of Bill Dickson, DJ music by Vinsko Enjoyment, a Town of Wilkes-Barre hearth truck, exotic animals by CDE Exotics, encounter painting, free popcorn, snow cones and treats, and much more.

“The Downtown Discoveries Children Fest will conclude the Downtown Discoveries Passport System that commenced on June 12th to deliver youngsters and their households on a scavenger hunt all over Downtown to visit unique places, mark their passports, and get cost-free prizes,” claimed Medina Saeed, Marketing Expert at DCP.

“We have so considerably guidance from our fantastic Downtown company owners and associates like the Osterhout Library, the Wilkes-Barre Household YMCA, and the Luzerne County Website visitors Bureau the place fascinated family members can still decide on up totally free passports and participate in the method,” claims Brandy Lewis, Director of Programming at DCP.

Members can flip in completed passports at the Osterhout Free Library or at the celebration on July 24, to obtain a free Downtown Discoveries kids’ swag bag and be entered into a raffle.

DCP thanked Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Defend, the presenting sponsor, for generating this system achievable.

Katie Kemmerer, Highmark’s Regional Supervisor of Local community Affairs said, “We are very psyched to be supporting the Downtown Discoveries Passport Method which is offering a free enjoyment and educational possibility for youngsters and their families to discover Downtown Wilkes-Barre where by Highmark has manufactured its residence and will carry on to invest.”

“Our workforce is extremely grateful to have assist from the neighborhood, our friends at Highmark, and all of our sponsors including M&T Lender, Times Leader Media Group, Developing Blocks Learning Facilities, Navient, FNCB Lender, and DiscoverNEPA,” said Magnotta.

Reservations for the Downtown Discoveries Kids’ Fest are not needed, but appreciated to [email protected] Verify DCP’s Fb and Instagram web page @DowntownWilkes-Barre in case of inclement weather conditions.

The task was funded in aspect by the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Preventive Wellbeing and Well being Products and services Block Grant and the Maternal and Baby Wellbeing Providers Block Grant.

For additional information and facts about the Downtown Discoveries Summer Passport Application and Saturday’s occasion, check out @DowntownWilkes-Barre on Facebook or Instagram.