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This One Time? We Went to Smith Playground!

And had a happy AND healthy Halloween!

“It was a great day with beautiful weather, tons of fun, and lots of healthy treats!”

-Miss Allison

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Michelle has an autumnal moment at Smith Playground.

This past Saturday, October 29th, Hacktory organizers and volunteers Allison and Michelle made spooky spin art with salad spinners, which turned out to be much easier than using a hacked fan motor and way safer than using a drill.  Who would have thought?  Hackers at The Hacktory, that is who!

And how were they spooky?  Well, googly eyes of course!  With just a limited amount of supplies, you can have a lot of fun for any age.

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They used plastic syringes to assist in portioning out the paint and to prevent from getting too much paint in the spinner.  This saved materials and also helped the smaller kids be able to have more control over the paint.

Here are some stats from the event!

A total of 480 children and 326 adults attended.

Of those, 207 children and 129 adults came for free via the Play For All program.

This was thanks to 19 partner agencies that helped distribute tickets to families

From Kate, the director of programs and fun at Smith Playground:  “As a small organization with a big mission, we rely heavily on our partnerships, and appreciate all you do for us. It was a great day with beautiful weather, tons of fun, and lots of healthy treats thanks to you guys!”

Well, Kate, as a small organization with a big mission, we can relate!  See you next time, and hopefully, even more people will come out!

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http://smithplayground.org/

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