Sedalia Kiwanis Club hosted Kiwanis Kid’s Day Saturday at Liberty Park and getting to take a ride on the Liberty Flyer was one of the perks for the day. The train is operated by the Sedalia Sunrise Optimist Club and driven by Kevin Campbell, an Optimist Club member. Ann Dove, the Kiwanis’ event coordinator, said about 125 people, including parents, attended the service project event.
Waiting for the Liberty Flyer to chug away, Paige Reque, of Sedalia, holds her baby Penny, 1 month, while her sons Jameson, 4, front left, and Quinn, 2, smile with anticipation. Reque said the family planned on participating in Kiwanis Kid’s Day. During the event children could participate in a sack race, a treasure hunt and eat free hot dogs.
A friend told Necia Hunt, of Lincoln, the Liberty Flyer was running Saturday and she brought her grandsons, David Folk, 9, left, and Isaac Miller, 7, right, and her son Gabriel Prewett, 4, center. They came with Andy Prewett, far left. The boys took several trips around the tracks before leaving.
Liberty Flyer engineer Kevin Campbell holds his son Corie, 3, as they chug along during the Kiwanis Kid’s Day at Liberty Park. Corie eventually decided he wanted to ride with his mother Martha Campbell at the back of the train before rides stopped at 2 p.m.
Photos by Faith Bemiss | Democrat