By Nick Beversdorf
This past Saturday saw the annual Children’s Festival held at the Smith Center in Merrill, WI. Many parents and children showed up to get a kid-friendly look at many of the businesses, organizations, and services that keep Merrill running.
Children were able to took a look at the inside of a MPD squad car and participate in an obstacle course courtesy of the Merrill Police Department and attempt to get dressed in full fire-fighting gear in under 60 seconds courtesy of the Merrill Fire Department.
Other activities included bowling, soccer goal kicking, caricatures, bag toss, golfing, paper airplane launching, block building and physical fitness testing among many others. Children were also given the opportunity to sign up for many spring and summer activities.