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1st Annual North Country Kids Expo Expected to WOW Attendees

Saturday June 9th

 

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1st Annual North Country Kids Expo

POTSDAM - The 1st Annual North Country Kids Expo will take place on Saturday, June 9th at Maxcy Hall Fieldhouse, 5 Tupper Lake Drive, SUNY Potsdam. Doors will open at 9am and close at 4pm. The entrance fee is $5 for 13 and older, free for 12 and under, thanks to a sponsorship from North Country Savings Bank. A BBQ will be held from 11am-2pm, with pic nic area set up in the EXPO.

Families will have an opportunity to learn about events and programs at regional attractions, such as the Frederic Remington Art Museum (Ogdensburg), Nicandri Nature Center (Massena), Aquatrium (Brockville, ON), the Wild Center (Tupper Lake), Almonzo Wilder Farm (Malone), the North Country Children's Museum (Potsdam), Call of the Wild Dog Sledding (South Colton) and Titus Mountain (Malone).

Kids will be entertained by Cubby T. Clown's balloon art, face painting and jokes as well as the opportunity to build your own stuffed animal with EM Bears. Games and prizes will be hosted by Kiwanis Club of Potsdam & Norwood and St. Lawrence NYSARC, and craft and interactive play stations will be set up at numerous booths. 1340 WMSA & Mix 96.1 with a live broadcast.

The budding creator will be Intrigued by pottery artist Andrew Norrell, paint stenciling with Junkchique, plant pot painting with Lowe's of Potsdam and upcoming shows and opportunities with the North Country Community Chorus, Community Performance Series and Crane Youth Music. Author V.A Dawn will be sharing her stories and signing books, and Maple Rock Bed and Breakfast Cooking Classes will have fun lunch box activities.

Resource partners committed to caring for families, such as the Canton Day Care Center, Child Care Coordinating Council, Claxton Hepburn Medical and Wellness Centers, Fidelis Care, Youth Advocate Programs of St. Lawrence County and St. Lawrence Child Care Council, Inc. will be available to talk. Growing families can appreciate conversations with Doulas of St. Lawrence County and St. Lawrence County Birth Connection, as well as a comfortable nursing station for infant mothers.

Treats and gifts can be purchased from Balsam Springs Soaps, Nut Shop International, Sugar Valley Bakery, Essential Life Lansdowne, CTC Dog Gear USA, North Country Baby Blessings, Phil and Jackies Fudge, Racquette River Designs, Purses & Key Chains, AT&T, 3 Bears Gluten Free Bakery and Nature's Storehouse.

Camps and educational opportunities will be present; 4H Camp Overlook, Clarkson University, Cornell Cooperative Extension – North Wind Programs, Farm Day Camp, Deep Root Center, Mandaville Camp & Retreat Center, SUNY Potsdam Athletic Camps, Potsdam Public Library, International Student Exchange and Girl Scouts of NYPENN.

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