YMCA volunteers in several coast cities spent Wednesday teaching kids how to stay healthy.
In both Ocean Springs and Long Beach, YMCA leaders hosted health fairs. Thirty health related agencies set up tables at the Ocean Springs fair. One booth had clowns making balloon animals. Others had health experts handing out information that both the kids and their parents put to good use.
"We're hoping we can maintain a healthy community, healthy families, and strong families, and strong kids and strong communities, which is the YMCA motto here," health fair organizer Lakeisha Keen said.
About 300 Ocean Springs kids and their parents attended YMCA Healthy Kids Day at Martin Luther King Park.