WORTHINGTON – While adults can enjoy the Bloody Mary bar and beer tent at the Worthington Windsurfing Regatta and Music Festival, there are also plenty of fun, free activities for kids at the shindig.
“I’ll be there with ArtMobile and I’m looking forward to working with the kids,” said Gail Holinka, who runs ArtMobile. “We’re going to have a great time.”
She plans to do crafts with the youth from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at her usual location near the intersection of Third Street and Lake Avenue.
Activities will include making suncatchers, with all kinds of shapes and themes available, and creating novelty hats for children to wear during the festival. For adults and older children, there will be a cut-out of a 5-foot-tall windsurfer to help with painting, which will be displayed at future regattas, Holinka said.
There is no cost to participate.
In addition, the sandbox will be back this year, accompanied by many sand-related molds and toys that will allow the youngest to build the castles or sand sculptures of their dreams.
If art and sculpture isn’t a particular kid’s cup of tea, there’s still plenty to do at the regatta.
For the eighth year in a row, Client Community Services Inc. will hold its Kids’ Zone from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday near Sailboard Beach, featuring carnival-style games for all ages. There will be a fishing pond, duck pond, dinosaur dig, golf, ring toss and prize wheel, plus other games and prizes.
“Often the community gives to us, and this is our opportunity to give back,” said CCSI Executive Director Jeri Schettler.
CCSI’s supervisory staff will be there, and some of the consumers — those the agency serves — will also help, providing them with an element of community integration.
“They really appreciate it,” said Ashley Clark, director of support services at CCSI.
Additionally, CCSI will have face paint.
“Come, bring your children. It’s free,” Schettler said.