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Lil’ Iguana’s Family Fun Day

When: Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Nashua High School South, 36 Riverside St., Nashua
Cost: $1 general admission
Visit: liliguanausa.org/ffd-oct




Healthy, fit and fun
Lil’ Iguana’s Family Fun Day returns

09/29/16
By Matt Ingersoll listings@hippopress.com



 Compete in a scavenger hunt or coloring contest, sample delicious, healthy snacks from local vendors, or dance in a parade with your favorite mascots and superheroes — all for just $1.

Lil’ Iguana’s Children’s Safety Foundation returns for its biannual Family Fun Day on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Nashua High School South. 
“We usually try to aim for hosting the event twice a year, once in May and once in October,” said Erica Tomaszewki, director of development at the foundation.
The entire gym at the high school will be filled with exhibitors hosting free demonstrations and other activities, as well as inflatable bounce houses and an inflatable obstacle course. The first 1,000 people who visit will receive a free giveaway bag featuring coupons and free samples from many of the businesses that will be on hand throughout the day.
A mascot parade featuring several local area sports mascots, costume characters and more will kick off in the gym at 12:30 p.m.
“We try to have forms of entertainment all day that serve as healthy ways to stay active and fit,” Tomaszewski said, “so there will be a martial arts demonstration and dance studio demonstrations and music for kids who want to learn a song … and we’ll also have local vendors giving out healthy food samples. Someone new that is coming is Go Veggie — they will be bringing samples of vegan cheese.”
Also new to this year’s Family Fun Day will be free eye exams for both kids and adults, courtesy of New Hampshire Healthy Families, and a special “Teddy Bear and Lil’ Iguana Clinic” that will be sponsored by Nashua Community College’s Nightingale Society.
“Kids can bring their teddy bears, but people will also be able to purchase a stuffed iguana for the clinic,” Tomaszewski said.
Other entertainment will include performances from children’s musical artists Big Joe the Storyteller and Sharon Novak and presentations and demonstrations from Rhythmic Revolutions Baton Twirling, Boire Dance Academy and Tokyo Joe’s Studio of Self-Defense.
The coloring contest is among the many popular returning features. Up to 10,000 kids living in the greater Nashua area receive a coloring contest sheet in the mail prior to the event to complete and turn in on the day of. One boy and one girl winner will each be selected at the event as the winner of the contest and will receive a free bicycle and helmet donated by Target.
For those who don’t live in Nashua, the coloring contest sheet is also available for download in a printable form on Lil’ Iguana’s website. 
All kids who participate in the contest will also receive a new or gently used coloring book.
Tomaszewski said the underlying theme of the event is offering affordable ways for families to have fun and enjoy the day together while staying healthy and active at the same time.
Family Fun Day is one of several events and fundraisers hosted each year by Lil’ Iguana’s Children’s Safety Foundation, which visits New England schools to teach young students about important safety lessons and tips like buckling up your seat belt and stranger danger. 





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