The Leadership Marshall County is proud to announce the first annual Kid’s Expo, a class project spearheaded by members of the Class of XIX. The expo will be on Saturday, April 19th from 10:00 until 1:00 at the Boys and Girls Club in Plymouth. The event is open and free to all families residing in Marshall County.

The intent of the expo is bring together under one roof, organizations whose missions are to offer the younger generation of Marshall County with activities, information and experiences ranging from sports, arts & drama, educational, historical, environmental, scientific and leisure. Whether it be in a team environment or solo activities, parents want to know what is available for their children over the summer months and after school & this event will provide them that information.

We expect to have over 25 vendors at the Kid’s Expo with demonstrations, give-a-ways, and great information on how to have fun, learn and get involved this summer or even after school. Initial vendors include: Plymouth Family Taekwondo, Marshall County Historical Museum, Plymouth Public Library, Plymouth Country Club – Jr. Golf, Plymouth Parks Dept.- Swimming Lessons sign up and Summer Camps, 4H, LifePlex Day Care and LifePlex Dance Academy, Encore Performing Arts ~ Missoula Theatre ~ Arts Camp, Heartland Artists Gallery, Swan Lake Country Club – Jr. Golf, Wagoner’s Music Shop, Boys and Girls Club, Marshall County Recycling, Earthworks, Culver Summer Camps, Crossroads Evangelical Free Church Summer Camp, Plymouth Community School Corporation ~ Camp Invention and Summer Athletics Camps and Events, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Martins Super Market, Jana’s Gymnastics, Potawatomi Wildlife Park, Boy Scouts, Marshall County Tourism and more . . . Jana’s Gymnastics, LifePlex Dance Academy, Plymouth Family Taekwondo, Drums Alive, Police Dept./Dog, Music & More, will each give demonstrations within the three hour event.

Leadership Marshall County (LMC) is a program that is in its 19th year. Sponsored by the Marshall County Community Foundation and United Way of Marshall County, the LMC class meets once a month for nine months to understand the community-wide effort to identify and empower community leaders through education, skills development and networking opportunities. Smaller groups within each class are required to develop projects they feel will be beneficial to the county. There are several groups, and Kid’s Expo 2014 came from a group consisting of Marla Murasko, Bev McDonald, Cindy Flagg and Shelley Heiden. They felt that Senior Expo is always a success, why not do that for the kids – the little people in Marshall County! The group has received overwhelming enthusiasm for the idea and hope to bring an Expo that shares a lot of information and answers on what to do this summer. This is the first with expectations it will continue if the community sees it a viable addition.

For more information and updates, look for us on our Facebook Events Page –    Join us – First Annual Kid’s Expo, Sat., April 19th, 10-1 at the Boys and Girls Club in Plymouth.

A project brought to you by Leadership Marshall County and sponsored by the Marshall County Community Foundation and the United Way of Marshall County.