For generations, the Butte Family YMCA has put themselves in the forefront when it comes to activities and healthy living for kids here in the Mining City.  Do you remember the old grade school league they had at the old Uptown Y in the early 80s with the different colored t-shirts/jerseys that varied in color from team to team but all having the Anaconda Company logo on the front?  Anyone?

Well, the Uptown Y, the Anaconda Company and our youth may have gone the way of the dodo, but for a new generation of kids here in the Mining City, opportunities still about at their current building on Washoe Street.  If you don't know what the Y has to offer your kids and your family, April 29 is a date you will want to mark on your calendar as "Healthy Kids Day".

What is Healthy Kids Day?  Well, it's a free community event taking place at the YMCA they hope will help kids "awaken their imagination".  The free events will run from 11am until 1pm, but for five bucks you can take part in the Color Run at 9:30am and this includes a t-shirt.  Pre-registration is recommended but day-of registration will be an option as well.  From 11 to 1 attendees will have a variety of information booths to visit with hands on activities and registration for YMCA summer programs will be open.  Early registrants will receive a free gift.  There will be a "Family Fun Portrait Booth" and music.  There will be laser tag and weather permitting, a bounce house.  There will be an Art Mural to take part in as wel as Imagination Art and even a book swap.  Plus they will be drawing for free Y memberships, soccer, swim lessons and summer camp.

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