Kids Day a hit at new locale

Mr. Nibbles may have needed a bit more to nibble on at the Race of Kings hamster race Saturday afternoon - the Chinese dwarf hamster was too lightweight to move his exercise ball in the race.
Marie Havenga
Jan 31, 2012


But Mr. Nibbles was one of few who wasn’t running from activity to activity at the Kiwanis Club Kids’ Day at the Tri-Cities Family YMCA.

More than 200 families brought their kids to partake in arts and crafts, watch karate and knight demonstrations, and cheer on the racing rodents.
Kids’ Day, formerly held at the Grand Haven Community Center, moved to the YMCA this year.

“It’s nice to have the event right at the Y,” said Kelly Grilley of Grand Haven, whose daughter, Sophia, entered Mr. Nibbles in the race. “It’s in close vicinity to all other events.”

Race organizer and Rochester’s Reef pet shop owner Matthew Guenther said he collected $120 in donations for the Harbor Humane Society.

“We had some good community spirit,” Guenther said. “I thought it was a really successful event. We’re really excited with the turnout and how excited the kids were.”

Race of Kings winners were:

First place: Joselyn Goodman with Buddy

Second: Abby (no last name given) with Cinnamon

Third: Zoey Czadzeck with Jelly Bean

Fourth: Natalie Butcher with Lulu

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