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      Play like a kid again

      Get outside and play! That's the goal behind Albany Family Play Day at Tift Park, Saturday. Organizers say the day is a day dedicated to the celebration of healthy and active play.

      / Franklin White

      Get outside and play!

      That's the goal behind Albany Family Play Day at Tift Park, Saturday. Organizers say the day is a day dedicated to the celebration of healthy and active play.

      The idea is to get kids outside moving and running around to exercise versus sitting in the house watching television.

      The event was free to the public and featured art and craft activities as well as bouncy rides, relay races and other games with prizes. Home Depot was on hand there with activity kits for the kids.

      The Albany Fire Department also let kids hop on the fire truck and play around with the sirens and horns.

      Organizer Pam Jackson says, "with all the technology, kids spend so much time indoors and they kind of lose sight of the importance. It's also to raise the awareness of living a health lifestyle."

      This is the 5th year for the event.

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