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Super Kids, Super Families, Super Saturday event happens today

Feb. 01, 2013 @ 11:35 PM

HUNTINGTON -- United Way of the River Cities' Success By 6 initiative is hosting the 13th annual Super Kids, Super Families, Super Saturday event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

Sponsors include Cabell Huntington Children's Hospital, The Herald-Dispatch and 93.7 The Dawg. Cabell Huntington Children's Hospital will provide healthy snacks.

This event will introduce The Imagination Library in Cabell County. The Imagination Library, a program founded by Dolly Parton, mails a free age-appropriate book per month to children from birth to up to their fifth birthdays. The West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts handles participating counties in West Virginia.

Funding for The Imagination Library in Cabell County is being provided through a West Virginia Department of Education Dropout Prevention Innovation Zone grant received by Cabell County Schools.

Parents and caregivers may register their children at the event for free. Upon registration, the child will receive his or her first book. Only residents of Cabell County are eligible for The Imagination Library books.

Local organizations will also provide activities for young children and resources for parents and caregivers about the "12 Tips for Raising a Healthy Child." The event will also include door prizes and other giveaways. The event emcee is Angie Fletcher.

Some exhibitors include Huntington Museum of Art, Cabell County Library, Playmates Preschools and Child Development Centers, Cabell Huntington Health Department, WIC, Tri-State Literacy Council, Cabell County Schools, Wayne County Schools, Pump Up the Fun and more.

Activities will include inflatables, crafts, story reading, singing and dancing, educational games and more. Parents and caregivers will also receive information about local resources during the event.

Success By 6 seeks to ensure that all children are ready physically, mentally, developmentally, emotionally and socially to begin kindergarten.

For more information about the Super Kids, Super Families, Super Saturday event or to register as an exhibitor, contact Lena Burdette at 304-523-8929, Ext. 7, or lena@unitedwayrivercities.org. For more information about The Imagination Library, visit www.imaginationlibrary.wv.gov.