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WEIU Continues Kids Day at the Castle


WEIU’s Kids Day at the Castle event will offer a bounce house, fun games and prizes for families on the front lawn of Eastern Illinois University’s Old Main on Saturday. The event will include a meet & greet with the PBS characters, Peg + Cat.

Several local organizations will  offer free activities for children and families. The first 300 children will receive free activity bags, and a bike and helmet will be given to one boy and girl during the event.

The free event will run from 10 a.m. till noon. 

Funding for this event has been underwritten in part by First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Central Illinois, City of Charleston Tourism, EIU's Office of Student Community Service, Effingham Performance Center, Wood Rentals, Jim Wood Realtor, Carle, Immanuel Lutheran Early Child Care, Myerscough Automotive, What’s Cookin’, Coles County Sanitation and Recycling, Family Video, Pilson Auto Center of Charleston, First Neighbor Bank, Edward Jones Investments – Rob Fears and Charleston Service Center.

Peg + Cat airs at 8:30 a.m. on weekdays and 9:30 a.m. on Sundays on WEIU-TV.

For more information about WEIU Kids Day at the Castle, contact Ke’an Armstrong at (217) 581-7193 or  



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Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

2142 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-8444

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