Annual Kids' Day at Tufts offers fun for children in grades K-3

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"Jumbo to the Rescue!" theme for this year's April 19 event

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Katie Cinnamond Benoit

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. -- Medford and Somerville children in kindergarten through third grade are invited to attend this year's Kids' Day at Tufts University on Saturday, April 19, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on the Medford/Somerville campus.

More than 300 kids typically attend this free, fun-filled day of activities, including kiddy carnival rides, entertainment by Tufts student organizations, game booths, and lunch. Tufts Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) and Public Safety staff will be on hand to help ensure the safety of participants.

This year's theme, "Jumbo to the rescue!", will feature games, a salute to local heroes, a chemistry presentation and other fun activities.

Kids' Day is presented by the Leonard Carmichael Society (LCS), Tufts' largest undergraduate, student-run organization. Founded in 1958, LCS oversees approximately 40 community service groups at Tufts, focusing on issues concerning children, the environment, hunger and homelessness, and health. For almost five decades, Kids' Day has been the largest community service event run by undergrad students at Tufts.

Online registration is available at https://sites.tufts.edu/tuftslcs/programs/kids-day . The registration deadline is Friday, April 7.

To read more about the event online, please visit https://sites.tufts.edu/tuftslcs/programs/kids-day . For additional information, please e‑mail lcs.kidsday@gmail.com or call 617-627-3780, the Tufts Office of Community Relations, a supporter of Kids' Day.

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Tufts University, located on three Massachusetts campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville, and Grafton, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university's schools is widely encouraged.

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