Families connected to local services during Family Expo

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The Children’s Trust connected more than 10,000 families to education, health and social services during its annual Family Expo on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition Center.

The free daylong festival, now in its 11th year, featured fun activities that captivated children and sparked the child in all of us.

Families were treated to such beloved storybook and television characters Maisy, Llama Llama, and Elephant & Piggie as well as performing arts, robotics, face painting, a reading corner, and arts and crafts. HistoryMiami celebrated its 25th anniversary with an array of interactive activities designed to educate families about hurricanes, tornadoes and the wonders of Mother Nature.

Baptist Health South Florida got parents and kids moving with an afternoon of fitness featuring yoga, Zumba and Twister. Kids tested their skills at the Miami Herald Spelling Bee, and soccer fans — big and small — got to live out their World Cup dreams at Miami FC’s interactive outdoor booth.

The annual free Family Festival, originally slated for Sept. 9, was rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma.


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