It might have been a rainy Saturday, but that didn’t keep families from coming out to downtown Lexington for the 20th annual Kid’s Day, presented by Palmetto Chiropractic. The event is intended for the education of families on issues of health, safety and environmental awareness.

Booths from local businesses were set up at the Icehouse Amphitheater pavilion and beside town hall, all with fun activities and/or free souvenirs for children.

There were hot dogs, drinks, shaved ice from Kona Ice and frozen yogurt from Menchie’s - all free - for the crowds. According to Judd Heldreth of Palmetto Chiropractic, keeping all activities and food free is one of the most important factors of the event.

“Families have to pay so much to do things with their children, and we wanted a day where they did not have to,” he said.

West Columbia resident Ellen Williams brought her children to Kid’s Day, and said they look forward to attending every year. “It gets us out of the house, and everyone’s super friendly. It’s a free, fun family day,” she said.

Kid’s Day was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The beneficiaries of the event are the Nancy K. Perry Children's Shelter and the Dickerson Center for Children.

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