Toddler Festival next week for kids 1 – 5

Early Literacy Coordinator Joan Whitson, for the Early Learning Coalition of Putnam and St Johns, announced to Historic City News that next weekend, families with kids ages 1-5 can enjoy magic, music, storytelling, puppets, crafts, and other activities during the Toddler Festival in St Augustine.

The Kiwanis Club of St Augustine is sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public on Saturday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Prosperity Bank Community Building located at 790 N Ponce De Leon Boulevard in St Augustine.

“Our program will also include face painting and balloon animals for the young ones,” Whitson said. “Every child will receive a free book from the Early Learning Coalition and the first 80 children will receive a free bike helmet.”

Special guests appearing during the program include “Winnie the Pooh”, “Sparky the Clown” and a child safety presentation; courtesy of the St Augustine Police Department.

Spots are still available for the annual community garage sale to benefit children’s charities; also presented by the Kiwanis Club. Admission to the fundraiser is $1.00, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the bank parking lot. Sellers can reserve a table for $25 by calling Tony at 904-819-3544.

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