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An Explosion of Fun in Alexandria
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An Explosion of Fun in Alexandria

City hosts West End RecFest.

Randy Cole of the City of Alexandria’s bicycle committee explains the local bike routes to Jerusalem Brown, holding baby Jai’lyrik Moore, and Maleah Muskelly.

Randy Cole of the City of Alexandria’s bicycle committee explains the local bike routes to Jerusalem Brown, holding baby Jai’lyrik Moore, and Maleah Muskelly. Photo by Janet Barnett/Gazette Packet

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Alexandria Library branch manager Brack Stovall, left, helps Carla Donolos and daughter Deskny complete forms to obtain library cards during RecFest at Armistead L. Boothe Park.

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Recreation staff members Angeline Thigpen, Jacquay Plummer and Maranda Boson at RecFest May 4 at Armistead L. Boothe Park.

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Amir Hannity gives a hug to Mickey Mouse.

The City of Alexandria hosted RecFest, a free, family-focused event held May 4 at Armistead L. Boothe Park in the West End. The festival featured representatives from the city’s fitness, sports, enrichment, arts, nature, out of school time and summer camp programs.

Children and families were able to enjoy free games and demonstrations, meet instructors and staff, and register for programs and camps on-site. RecFest also featured a live performance by the interactive children’s pop-rock “Rainbow Rock Band,” where youths play instruments along with the band.

Also on site were face painting, a moon bounce, balloon art, live animal demonstrations, hands-on science and craft projects and art activities with the city’s Mobile Art Lab.