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Lil’ Iguana at last year’s Family Fun Day. Courtesy photo.




Family Fun Day

Where: Nashua High School South, 36 Riverside St., Nashua
When: Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Donation of $1 requested
Contact: 881-9805 or email info@liliguanausa.org
Visit: liliguanausa.org




Safe, healthy fun
Free family event returns to Nashua

05/01/14



 Health and fitness, safety and literacy are at the heart of Family Fun Day, happening Saturday, May 3, at Nashua High School South.

“We have 3,000 people that walk through here every year, so it’s a large event,” said Erica Tomaszewski, director of development for Lil’ Iguana’s Children’s Safety Foundation, the nonprofit that organizes events like these all along the East Coast. 
“We teach children how to stay safe from things like abductions, abuse and serious accidental injuries,” Tomaszewski said. “With our programs it’s a non-threatening and really fun way to teach. With our live shows, we teach messages like buckling up your seatbelt, street smarts and who is a stranger.” 
Much of the day is dedicated to health and fitness. 
The event will have food and drink samples, as well as games and demonstrations of various ways to stay active.
“[The event] shows alternative and fun ways to stay in shape rather than just running laps,” Tomaszewski said. 
Throughout the day, families can see live entertainment from YMCA Dance InMotion, Rhythmic Revolution Baton Twirling and Tokyo Joe’s Studio of Self Defense. There will also be a mascot parade at noon with local mascots from sports teams and food companies. 
“There’s live music and demonstrations from Mad Science,” said Tomaszewski. “The Fisher Cats will be there with their pitching station, which is always fun. Kids love to see how fast they can throw the ball. Something that I think is really cool … is that we have a macaw. His name is Rainbow, and you can take pictures with him. A lot of people have never seen one up close.”
Tomaszewski hopes to have a good turnout of families again this year. 
“We created this event for all-day fun without adults having to take out their wallets. It’s a free fun day for families,” she said.  
 
As seen in the May 1, 2014 issue of the Hippo.





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