KIDZMANIA On October 25th At The Crossroads Mall In Fort Dodge Is A Fun Family Adventure Sponsored By Linking Families And Communities And The United Way

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KIDZMANIA is a family event held at the Crossroads Mall in Fort Dodge designed to showcase local services and products available to children and families in a fun festival atmosphere as well as to raise funds for parent education and support programs. KIDZMANIA will feature the ISU Insect Zoo, Science Center of Iowa, balloon artists, inflatables and more.

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Elizabeth Stanek, Executive Director with Linking Families and Children. "This event is an excellent way to not only showcase our local services but to provide a safe, fun family event in our community."

A fun filled family day of KIDZMANIA at the Crossroads Mall in Fort Dodge will include crowd favorite performances from the Hollingsworth School of Dance & Gymnastics, Vicky’s Dance Academy, the Magic of Larry Dunbar and ICCC Dance Team.

For the second year, Linking Families and Communities will be sponsoring KIDZMANIA. Our first year was a huge success." says Elizabeth Stanek, Executive Director with Linking Families and Children. "This event is an excellent way to not only showcase our local services but to provide a safe, fun family event in our community.

The vision of Linking Families and Communities is to support and provide educational programs and services that build happy, healthy children. Their areas of focus include family support and education, quality of child care, mental health and access to resources for young children, age 0-5, and their families.

KIDZMANIA will have entertainment that everyone will enjoy including the special balloon artist Professor Von Air and Silly Sally. Families will experience the Insect the Insect Zoo from ISU and the Science Center of Iowa always has fun science activities. Children can have their faces painted by the St. Edmond Cheer Squad and can meet the Berenstain Bears and the Mouse from "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie". The Bouncy Slide and music by DJ Rusty McNeil will also be there to entertain.

This year sponsors include Presenting Sponsor United Way, Gold Sponsor Fort Frenzy, Silver Sponsors Active Health Chiropractic, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cargill, Casey's General Stores, Kemna Auto of Fort Dodge, AutoSmart of Fort Dodge, The REC, UnitedHealthcare, UnityPoint Health and our Supporting Sponsors Champion Chrysler Center, Creative Signs, Jeff's Jons, MAGWED, Marco's Pizza, Rasch Construction, Inc., Sports Page, State Farm-Dan Flattery, Taco Tico, United Bank of Iowa and Wendy's.

"Our Presenting Sponsor again this year is the United Way," according to Elizabeth. "The United Way of Greater Fort Dodge is a public charity dedicated to supporting and uplifting families and youth which directly correlates with our mission."

Linking Families and Communities is dedicated to young children and their families and provides resources and support to ensure all children grow up happy and healthy. The office is located at 822 Central Avenue, Suite 240, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. For more information contact Elizabeth Stanek at 515-955-5437 or estanek@linking-families.com. The website is located at http://www.linking-families.com.

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