Family fair fun

HOUGHTON – The Kiwanis Club of the Copper Country will hold its 21st annual Family Fair at the Copper Country Mall Saturday.

The free fair for children and families will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be farm animals with which children can interact, including baby lambs, goats and chicks. Kids will also receive Kiwanis helium balloons and free books from Scholastic.

Children’s activities will be set up at the north end of the mall near JC Penney, such as face painting and cookie decorating.

The Keweenaw Bay Fire Department will provide a fire truck for kids to explore, and a magic show will start at 2 p.m. at center court and continue for an hour.

“It was a big hit last year,” said organizer John Mansfeldt.

Also at the fair will be more than 20 booths for nonprofit organizations that provide services for families.

“There’s so many special activities for the kids, and also the information for all the parents from all the different booths that will be set up, geared towards family health,” Mansfeldt said.

More than 400 children are served at the fair each year.

“We tend to see a lot of families return each year,” Mansfeldt said. “It’s fun to see the children getting older and look forward to coming back every year.”