Activities for all ages will be offered when the annual Family Day celebration returns to the Coombs Fairgrounds Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. — NEWS file photo

Dancing dogs, petting zoo and more at Coombs Family Day

Free event to highlight the goose on Feb. 12

The Coombs Fair’s seventh annual B.C. Family Day Celebration is coming up Monday, Feb. 12, with a variety of activities and entertainment from butter churning to face painting, a petting zoo and even dancing dogs.

The free event, run by the Arrowsmith Agricultural Association with the support of the Arrowsmith Community Recreation Association and funding from the RDN, will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Coombs Fairgrounds (1014 Ford Rd.).

The event will include a variety of exhibitors in the Arrowsmith Hall, where attendees can try spool knitting, churning butter and enjoy some Coombs memorabilia.

The Activity Building gym will have 4H animals, an interactive children’s garden railway, face painting, games and crafts.

Hamilton Hobby Farm is also back this year with its petting zoo in the outdoor barn.

A new highlight this year is a dancing dog show in the annex, as well as live geese in the poultry barn.

As the goose was chosen as the theme animal for this year’s Coombs Fair, many of the Family Day activities will celebrate the goose.

When it comes to food, complimentary hot dogs, cookies, popcorn, coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be served.

There is a variety of parking surrounding the fairgrounds, and all areas are wheelchair- and stroller-accessible.

Volunteers may still be needed to help with crafts, face painting, games, popcorn making, cookie decorating and other activities.

The time commitment would be from noon to 4:30 p.m., and free refreshments would be included, as well as time to enjoy the activities.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Arrowsmith Recreation co-ordinators Kim Longmuir at 250-248-8515 or kimlongmuir@telus.net, or Kristine Stephenson at 250-927-3985 or stephenson@live.ca.

— Submitted by Kim Longmuir

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