Family Zone provides kid-friendly area during Oktoberfest
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Families could gather to watch the Maple Leaf Parade Saturday at the 8th annual Family Zone on the west side of Copeland Avenue.
Bleacher seating for the parade opened at 7:30 a.m., where an alcohol-free and smoke-free area was provided to families by The Boy Scouts of America.
Sean Henneman, a scout executive with the Boy Scouts of America, said about 1,000 kids came to the free event.
They could take part in activities like climbing on a rope bridge, taking aim at an indoor BB gun range, face painting and Gaga Ball.
“[There is] plenty of room for the kids to play before the parade and after the parade. You know, it’s not just the parade; it’s a day of festivities. So, we provide a lot of fun activities throughout the day,” said Henneman.
Free T-shirts were given to kids on a ‘first-come first-served’ basis.
This is the second year the event has been held by the Boy Scouts of America.
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