Glendale Kiwanis to host ‘Kids Day’ at the Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale

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Shops at Atlas Park
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Glendale Kiwanis will host ‘Kids Day‘ at the Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale on Saturday, Sept. 10, to raise funds for children’s charities and programs.

The event will take place at the Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave. in Glendale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The community day has been taking place for over 30 years, according to Bob Kueber from the Glendale Kiwanis. Kueber said that the funds raised from the event will be donated to children’s charities and programs.

“This event, that money always goes into our foundation, and then it’s distributed to schools or whatever we need, programs like ‘Hour Children,’ things like that,” Kueber said. Hour Children was set up in 1986 to help incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children successfully rejoin the community, reunify with their families, and build healthy, independent and secure lives.

The event will be a fun day out with food, games, music and prizes. There will also be drawstring bags for every child.

“We’re gonna have an arcade with games for the kids. We give away prizes. There’ll be a free drawstring bag for each kid,” Kueber said.

Kueber said that the Kiwanis expect the event to attract a large crowd.

“Atlas Park is a very central location. We expect at least a couple of thousand people coming walking through there,” Kueber said. “We always give away free hotdogs — give out 1,000 hotdogs, so there’s definitely going to be people there.”

The event is sponsored by other community organizations that will have stands on the day of the event.

“The Salvation Army, the Knights of Columbus, the American Cancer Society, they all come to the event, pretty much every year. They’re our sponsors, and they’ll have stands on the day,” he said.