YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day!


This Saturday, April 28th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon is Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA. This event is FREE to the entire community! YMCA Healthy Kids Day is celebrated across the country at more than 1,700 YMCAs nationwide and has grown to be the nation’s largest health day for children and families.

For more than 20 years, YMCA Healthy Kids Day has celebrated kids’ health and continues to teach healthy habits for kids and families, encourage active play, and inspire a lifetime of love of physical activity. This free community event includes numerous active games for kids and families, educational opportunities, balsawood derby car race, arts and crafts, games, prizes for participation and a vendor fair.

In other YMCA news, our local YMCA has opened a new Y Site at the current Huntley Middle School location on at 1515 S. 4th Street in DeKalb. The Y has use of the pool on certain days and also the lobby area for exercise equipment. In all, the site features treadmills, ellipticals and bikes, along with a dumbbell and stretching area and 3 50″ TV’s.

Kishwaukee YMCA is located at 2500 W. Bethany Road in Sycamore. Click here to visit their website.  Presenting sponsor is Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

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Gracie Mott
Grace Mott is an NIU alumni. She began her working career as a Juvenile Probation Officer, then was in charge of the teenage runaways through the DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau. She owned and operated a campground in southern DeKalb County from 1990 to 2000. Since then, she does both sales and fulfillment for DeKalb County Online's parent company, eWorldLinx. eWorldLinx also has made and maintains over 100, mostly local, business websites.