Free to be a kid


Nakkia Steed, 6, of Sidney, daughter of Kayla Overbey, looks over the kittens that were given birth to by a stray she had been taking care of for a month. Nakkia found the cat behind her grandma Wanda Whitacre’s house. Nakkia became excited and protective when she found out the cat was pregnant. Nakkia let all the kids in the neighborhood know her cat was going to have babies. The kittens were finally delivered while she was in school at Emerson Elementary Friday, Aug. 26.

Nakkia Steed, 6, of Sidney, daughter of Kayla Overbey, looks over the kittens that were given birth to by a stray she had been taking care of for a month. Nakkia found the cat behind her grandma Wanda Whitacre’s house. Nakkia became excited and protective when she found out the cat was pregnant. Nakkia let all the kids in the neighborhood know her cat was going to have babies. The kittens were finally delivered while she was in school at Emerson Elementary Friday, Aug. 26.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Hudson Dowler, 3, of Sidney, son of Ryan and Gabi Dowler, picks up a free book from the Shelby County Libraries booth at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Kayden Pellman, 3 months, of Sidney, son of Matthew and Tara Pellman, meets Sid the bee at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Caitlin Fenton, right, 7, of Sidney, daughter of Mirna and Terry Fenton, greets Daren the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office’s D.A.R.E. lion at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Braelynn Wilkins, 2, picks out a prize with the help of her mom Nicole Starrett, both of Sidney, at the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) booth during TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Kaitlin Hutton, left, 2, gets tickled by her mom Christina Hutton, both of Piqua, while she sits in a Sidney fire truck that was on display at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Abigail Brock, 3, of St. Marys, daughter of Aaron and Amy Brock, climbs out of a hole in a pile of straw bales at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Avery Varno, left, 2, of Sidney, daughter of Ray and Ann Wise, gets a flower painted on her hand by YMCA Leaders Club member Brianna Holtzapple, 14, of Anna, daughter of John and Jennifer Holtzapple at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Brenna Davis, 4, of Sidney, daughter of Dallas and Bridget Davis, sets out free popcorn at the Sidney First United Methodist Church booth during TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Nakkia Steed, 6, of Sidney, daughter of Kayla Overbey, looks over the kittens that were given birth to by a stray she had been taking care of for a month. Nakkia found the cat behind her grandma Wanda Whitacre’s house. Nakkia became excited and protective when she found out the cat was pregnant. Nakkia let all the kids in the neighborhood know her cat was going to have babies. The kittens were finally delivered while she was in school at Emerson Elementary Friday, Aug. 26.

Hudson Dowler, 3, of Sidney, son of Ryan and Gabi Dowler, picks up a free book from the Shelby County Libraries booth at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.

Kayden Pellman, 3 months, of Sidney, son of Matthew and Tara Pellman, meets Sid the bee at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.

Caitlin Fenton, right, 7, of Sidney, daughter of Mirna and Terry Fenton, greets Daren the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office’s D.A.R.E. lion at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.

Braelynn Wilkins, 2, picks out a prize with the help of her mom Nicole Starrett, both of Sidney, at the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) booth during TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.

Kaitlin Hutton, left, 2, gets tickled by her mom Christina Hutton, both of Piqua, while she sits in a Sidney fire truck that was on display at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.

Abigail Brock, 3, of St. Marys, daughter of Aaron and Amy Brock, climbs out of a hole in a pile of straw bales at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.

Avery Varno, left, 2, of Sidney, daughter of Ray and Ann Wise, gets a flower painted on her hand by YMCA Leaders Club member Brianna Holtzapple, 14, of Anna, daughter of John and Jennifer Holtzapple at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.

Brenna Davis, 4, of Sidney, daughter of Dallas and Bridget Davis, sets out free popcorn at the Sidney First United Methodist Church booth during TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.

Nakkia Steed, 6, of Sidney, daughter of Kayla Overbey, looks over the kittens that were given birth to by a stray she had been taking care of for a month. Nakkia found the cat behind her grandma Wanda Whitacre’s house. Nakkia became excited and protective when she found out the cat was pregnant. Nakkia let all the kids in the neighborhood know her cat was going to have babies. The kittens were finally delivered while she was in school at Emerson Elementary Friday, Aug. 26.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/08/web1_SDN090116KidsPage9.jpgNakkia Steed, 6, of Sidney, daughter of Kayla Overbey, looks over the kittens that were given birth to by a stray she had been taking care of for a month. Nakkia found the cat behind her grandma Wanda Whitacre’s house. Nakkia became excited and protective when she found out the cat was pregnant. Nakkia let all the kids in the neighborhood know her cat was going to have babies. The kittens were finally delivered while she was in school at Emerson Elementary Friday, Aug. 26. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Hudson Dowler, 3, of Sidney, son of Ryan and Gabi Dowler, picks up a free book from the Shelby County Libraries booth at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/08/web1_SDN090116KidsPage7.jpgHudson Dowler, 3, of Sidney, son of Ryan and Gabi Dowler, picks up a free book from the Shelby County Libraries booth at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Kayden Pellman, 3 months, of Sidney, son of Matthew and Tara Pellman, meets Sid the bee at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/08/web1_SDN090116KidsPage8.jpgKayden Pellman, 3 months, of Sidney, son of Matthew and Tara Pellman, meets Sid the bee at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Caitlin Fenton, right, 7, of Sidney, daughter of Mirna and Terry Fenton, greets Daren the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office’s D.A.R.E. lion at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/08/web1_SDN090116KidsPage5.jpgCaitlin Fenton, right, 7, of Sidney, daughter of Mirna and Terry Fenton, greets Daren the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office’s D.A.R.E. lion at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Braelynn Wilkins, 2, picks out a prize with the help of her mom Nicole Starrett, both of Sidney, at the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) booth during TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/08/web1_SDN090116KidsPage6.jpgBraelynn Wilkins, 2, picks out a prize with the help of her mom Nicole Starrett, both of Sidney, at the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) booth during TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Kaitlin Hutton, left, 2, gets tickled by her mom Christina Hutton, both of Piqua, while she sits in a Sidney fire truck that was on display at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/08/web1_SDN090116KidsPage2.jpgKaitlin Hutton, left, 2, gets tickled by her mom Christina Hutton, both of Piqua, while she sits in a Sidney fire truck that was on display at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Abigail Brock, 3, of St. Marys, daughter of Aaron and Amy Brock, climbs out of a hole in a pile of straw bales at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/08/web1_SDN090116KidsPage3.jpgAbigail Brock, 3, of St. Marys, daughter of Aaron and Amy Brock, climbs out of a hole in a pile of straw bales at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Avery Varno, left, 2, of Sidney, daughter of Ray and Ann Wise, gets a flower painted on her hand by YMCA Leaders Club member Brianna Holtzapple, 14, of Anna, daughter of John and Jennifer Holtzapple at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/08/web1_SDN090116KidsPage1.jpgAvery Varno, left, 2, of Sidney, daughter of Ray and Ann Wise, gets a flower painted on her hand by YMCA Leaders Club member Brianna Holtzapple, 14, of Anna, daughter of John and Jennifer Holtzapple at TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Brenna Davis, 4, of Sidney, daughter of Dallas and Bridget Davis, sets out free popcorn at the Sidney First United Methodist Church booth during TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/08/web1_SDN090116KidsPage4.jpgBrenna Davis, 4, of Sidney, daughter of Dallas and Bridget Davis, sets out free popcorn at the Sidney First United Methodist Church booth during TAM’s 8th annual Free to be a Kid Day at Vandemark Farm Saturday, Aug. 27. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News