FM Chamber holds morning for kids on riverfront

Fort Madison Kiwanian Bronson Helt, helps a child navigate the obstacle course Saturday morning at the annual Riverview Games in Fort Madison. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC


FORT MADISON – The annual Fort Madison Chamber of Commerce’s Riverview Games brought hundreds of kids down to the Fort Madison riverfront for the annual event Saturday morning.

Children ages 2 through 6th grade competed in games such as a football toss, a Baggy Clothes Relay race, a bag toss and back flip game, and the popular obstacle course. Despite the warm, humid temperatures, the kids, along with parents, grandparents and families, worked their way around Fort Madison’s Riverview Park.

Air Evac brought in the rescue helicopter and landed it in the park where kids and their families could climb inside and ask questions of the rescue team on scene. Fort Madison firefighters and a big crane truck were also on hand to capture the imaginations of the children for a couple hours.

Before a lunch of hot dogs, chips and cookies sponsored by Hy-Vee, prizes were given out of the day’s best performances at each of the games, and then other children’s names were drawn for the remaining prizes.

The event was organized by the chamber and staff, with volunteers from the chamber, Fort Madison Rotary, Fort Madison Kiwanis, and Fort Madison Lion’s service clubs on hand to help with the activities.

Makayla Simpson, 7, of Fort Madison comes out of the tube crawl as part of the Obstacle Course at the Fort Madison Chamber of Commerce Riverview Games Saturday. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC
Caimen Huston of Niota, tries to keep his draws up as he runs in the Baggy Clothes Relay Saturday on the riverfront in Fort Madison. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC
Justin Pieper, with the Fort Madison Chamber’s Ambassador Club, announces winners of prizes at Saturday’s Riverview Games. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC
Kenna James, 8, of Fort Madison talks with AirEvac specialist Tiffany Vogler Saturday at Riverview Games Saturday in Fort Madison. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC

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