Six months before Christmas, Green Bay children were given an early present at the city's fifth annual Kids' Day.
The celebration, which originated within Mayor Jim Schmitt's own family, was created to show children how special they are to their families and to the community. Schmitt kicked off the activities, arriving in a horse-drawn carriage.
Hundreds of children aged 17 and under filled Green Bay's Fisk Park, getting autographs and pictures taken with Packers guards Jason Spitz and Tony Palmer. In addition to the Packers' appearance, Kids' Day offered free lunch with the Mayor, baseball, movies, inflatable games, music, fireworks, swimming, bowling, and free rides at Bay Beach Amusement Park.
The events were sponsored by the city and area businesses.