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June 30, 2014

Mud Day at DCDC

DANVILLE – About 60 kids, ages 2 to 5, celebrated a hot Mud Day by getting wet and dirty.

Staff members joined in with several teachers muddy early on Friday at Danville Child Development Center’s Wall Street location.

This is the second year for the outdoor antics. Sunday is International Mud Day, said Michele Jenkins, director of education.

Casey Fallon, 5, said this was the first year she applied paint and mud on herself and others “she didn’t know” as she covered the legs, foot and arm of Mackenzie Jenkins, 12, who was helping out along with Samantha Kennedy, 13.

“It’s so messy,” said Casey who liked playing in the mud. Last year she went down the water and mud slide.

Liam Dietz, also 5, enjoyed Mud Day last year. “You get so dirty and I don’t care,” he said. He was putting a hula hoop, with bubbles on, over Chase Studenski, 4.

The bubbles had another purpose – to help clean the small dirty bodies.

Two-year-old Levi Race used a mixture of paints and mud to draw pictures on paper.

Nicole Mazol, 3, and 3-year-old Adalyn Whitby played with plastic cows in their own mud bath.

Children up to 1 years old got their own dirt to play in.

“Mud is a good sensory experience. The kids absolutely loved it last year,” Michele Jenkins said.

When it was all over, everyone was hosed off and dried with towels.

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