Get glowing with the Family Glow Walk

Get ready for a glowing good time during the third annual Family Glow Walk 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

The Dickinson County Conservation Board, Pearson Lakes Art Center and YMCA of the Okobojis join together once again to put on this fun-filled family event in Okoboji.

“I get excited to be able to partner with other non-profits to provide opportunities for kids and families to do activities together, particularly during the off-season,” said Andrew Fisher, CEO of the YMCA of the Okobojis.

Photo of kids in glow gear

The Family Glow Walk begins at the Pearson Lakes Art Center where families can dress up with glow jewelry and glow face paint.

Head out on the 0.75-mile trail to the Dickinson County Nature Center and stop along the way for games and cotton candy with the YMCA staff.

“Then you’ll come to the Dickinson County Nature Center to walk through the glowing depths of space,” said Kiley Roth, community relations coordinator for the Dickinson County Conservation Board. “Crawl through a galaxy full of stars, pretend you are a spinning galaxy with a hula hoop and end up at the space-themed kids area in the lower level of the nature center.”

Follow the lit trail back to the Pearson Lakes Art Center to finish the Family Glow Walk.

The 2018 event drew in more than 180 people and has been a successful partnership among the three entities involved.

“I like that we’re doing this together,” said Bob Kirschbaum, executive director of the Pearson Lakes Art Center. “It’s nice that non-profits can do things together. It’s not only good for each of us, it’s good for all of us.”

Photo of glow face paint

The Family Glow Walk costs $5 per person with a maximum of $20 per family and includes all activities as well as glow jewelry. Please pre-register by Oct. 3 with the Pearson Lakes Art Center by calling 712-332-7029 and pay by credit card or debit card via phone or stop by the art center at 2201 Hwy. 71 in Okoboji to pay with cash or check.

Pre-registration is highly encouraged, but walk-in registrations will be accepted as well.

For more information on the Family Glow Walk, call 712-336-6352. You can also keep on the latest happenings on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


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