Nanuet holds sixth annual family festival

June 6, 2013 by  

The sixth annual Family Festival took place at the Outdoor Education Center, with its sprawling open areas, on a hot and humid day last Saturday. No doubt the town used poster printing and flyer printing to announce the annual event so as to attract as many as possible in the community.

There was a wide variety of events and activities. Emergency vehicles were displayed by the Nanuet Fire Department and Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and a bouncy slide for the kids was also available, complete with a fire department theme.

Officers Gordon Miller and Matthew Bender from the Clarkestown Police Department brought its armored vehicle and equipment from the Critical Incident Response Team. The kids were able to climb in and out of it and get a closer look at its body armor, sniper rifle, and camouflage gear.

An Eagle Scout project enabled visitors to toss balls into fishbowls, decorate paper crowns with stickers, and create necklaces made with beads – all as fundraisers. There was a health fair during which people could learn about proper eating, exercise and sports activities, and different health insurance programs.

Politicians also participated in the Festival to speak with their constituents. County Legislators Ed Day and Aney Paul and Councilwoman Stephanie Hausner walked around while the Town Clerk of Clarkestown had a booth with information about hunting and dog license programs.

There were also pony rides for the kids and the Jo Jo Dunk Tank, where people could cool off from the blazing sun.