Family fun festival Saturday

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The Keystone Family Fun Festival will be marking its 10th year on Saturday.

The annual free family event takes place at Kelso Beach park on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

New additions to this year's event includes The Amazing Magician Frank Clarkson and the R&R Pet Paradise Dog Sport Team.

Festival chairwoman Lindsay Speer said the event has grown over the years and has become very popular among area families. Last year's event attracted about 2,000 people.

"I think it is just a great way for families to come out and enjoy the day and there is no financial pressure as it is all free," Speer said. "Over the years it has just grown so much more through people spreading the word about our event."

Returning to this year's event will be the Rocking Horse activity centre including Playmobil plane gliding and soda geyser cars. Angola Murdoch and her Lookup Theatre will return, putting on circus performances and providing workshops.

Another popular attraction that will be back include the bouncy castles, which will be bigger and better than before, Speer said.

Hit the Beat will be running hip hop dance classes and puppet shows will be presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association's FANPuppets.

The Owen Sound Police Service will have their interactive safety village on site and military personnel from the Land Force Central Area Training Centre Meaford will have a display at the site as well.

Other attractions include face painting, craft tents, the fish pond, Plinko, hockey shooting and mini golf. There will be music provided by the Eighth Street Orchestra.

The activities, frozen treats and water will be offered free of charge, while pizza will be offered at a small cost.

Speer said the event is a way for Keystone Child, Youth and Family Services as a way to give back to the community and at the same time raise awareness about the organization's services. Keystone is a voluntary, non-profit agency that provides information, counselling and support to children, youth and families.



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