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HUDSON -- Children and parents attended the Fun at First & Main event June 7 in spite of threatening storm clouds.
Approximately 700 guests visited more than 20 vendors on the First & Main Green where they collected information about local organizations and businesses, free give-aways and a chance to make a craft.
First & Main hosted the new event on the First & Main Green for kids in conjunction with Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine and it was sponsored by Akron Children's Hospital. Music was provided by 95.5 FISH.
"First & Main is proud to partner with Northeast Ohio Parent to host the Fun at First & Main event series once again this summer," said Regan Gettens, vice president of property management. "We can't think of a better way to celebrate summer than families gathering in the heart of Hudson for fun, interactive activities at First & Main."
The next event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 5 with a treasure hunt theme and the final event will be Aug. 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 2 with a water fun theme.
"We had a great kickoff to Fun at First & Main despite the cool temps and passing shower," said Brad Mitchell, publisher of Northeast Ohio Parent. "We were thrilled to see the strong turnout of parents and kids picking up their free T-shirts and enjoying free balloons, face painting, and participating in fun activities like rock painting. We're looking forward to seeing everyone back on the green for the Treasure Hunt on July 5 and Water Fun on Aug. 2."
Parents could talk with representatives from schools and businesses with programs for children.
The Hudson Fire Department had a truck present and children could sit in the seat and talk with Hudson fire fighter Joe Campbell.
One of the vendors was NortheastOhio Regional Sewer District which gave children a container that transformed to slime with some shaking.
The Twister Girl Ballon Co. created flowers, swords, animals and other objects from balloons for the children.
Suzan Houston of 5 Star Talent decorated faces with her paints.
Children could color and create a butterfly at the Womb Wellness Center of Solon.
Rock painting was available at NEO Rocks!
Other vendors included The Nanny Connection; Goldfish swim school; Primrose School; Our Lady of the Elms; Hadassa individualized reading and math clinics; Distillata; Ohio State Waterproofing; HCER; Summit DD; A+ Solutions; J Hub; HC Ballet; Diaper Den; Groovry Garfoose; and Heritage Classical Academy.