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Free kids party at Comeford Park


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The children's band The Not-Its are playing at Marysville's Splish Splash Summer Bash on June 27.

Comeford Park will be full of children's activities and music as part of the City of Marysville's Splish Splash Summer Bash on June 27.

Activities will run at the downtown park at 514 Delta Ave., Marysville from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a children's concert from The Not-Its beginning at noon.

This is the first time that the city has held this event. The day's activities and concert are both free.

"It is brand new and it is our kickoff to the summer for the kids," said Lauren Woodmansee, cultural arts supervisor with Marysville's Parks, Culture and Recreation Department.

"We wanted to highlight our beautiful Comeford Park and the spray park we have there that is open for the summer," she said.

The event will also serve as the beginning of the city's children's concert series they put on during the summer.

It is an additional concert added to start the series.

"Instead of having another one in Jennings Park, they thought it would be nice to have something closer to the downtown area," said Woodmansee.

The Not-Its are playing and Woodmansee described them as "super high energy and really fun."

Comeford Park's spray park, brand new swing set and playground will also all be open for kids during the event.

In addition, around 10 community organizations are coming to the park to set up games, arts and crafts and other activities like face painting.

"There will be lots of fun activities for the kids," she said.

"They will be able to go around and get treats and learn different things that are in the community," she said.

Local organizations coming include Grandview Village, the Marysville School District, the Marysville Fire District, the Salvation Army and Secret Harbor.

Kids can earn tickets at each of the organization's booths as well and every hour there will be a raffle.

"The prizes will be a big basket full of stuff for the summer and each has a different theme," said Woodmansee. For example, one basket is water activities themed and another is sports themed, she said.

The Splish Splash Summer Bash may return next summer if people enjoy it, said Woodmansee.

"You never know how these things are going to go, but we certainly hope it goes well and we can bring it back next year," she said.

Community sponsor Puget Sound Pediatric Dentistry helped make the event a possibility, said Woodmansee.

"And they have been a great community partner who have been working more and more with our parks department," she said.

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