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The Dayton Company, Target Corporation’s predecessor has been giving back to its neighboring communities since 1902. Day one, founder George Draper Dayton made his beliefs on community giving very clear, he stated “success is making ourselves useful in the world, valuable to society, helping in lifting the level of humanity.” And now 112 years later the Target Foundation is keeping his dream alive by giving 5% of profits to the communities around them equaling more than $4 million every week. These dollars go toward fighting hunger, aiding disaster preparedness and relief efforts, supporting the arts, putting more kids on the path to high school graduation, and now The Target Family Fun Fest that has been on going since June 23rd and will continue its efforts through August 24th .

This summer Millennium Park has transformed into a giant interactive play area for kids of all ages, and this includes the parents too because target knows that everyone has an inner child. Each day, the funfest includes sing-alongs, circle dances and musical fun with Wiggleworms instructors at 10 a.m., story time at 11 a.m., and live music and interactive dance performances at 1 p.m. All activities are held on the Park’s Chase Promenade North, with FREE admission for everyone who wants to join in the fun!
Bring the kid’s on down to Movement Mondays, which feature unique wiggle-busters like hip-hop yoga, tap dance and hoopnotics at 1 p.m. Little bookworms should stop by at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, when Read All About It features readings of favorite books like A Cat in the Hat, Corduroy and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! And you just might go home with a new addition to your family library: the first 50 families receive a free book.

Trying to find parking can also be hard sometimes, however public transportation is always an option:
Buses: #3, #4, #6, #20, #14, #126, #145, #147
Train(s): Brown, Green, Pink, Orange, Purple – Madison and Wabash or Randolph and Wabash


Target Family Fun Festival
10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 23-Aug. 24
Millennium Park, Chase Promenade North, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago

Written by: Kourtney Kershaw

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