Last year on this blog Joe spread the word about Winter Kids, an organization that helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through fun, outdoor winter activity. He thought it looked pretty good up on the sign, so he's doing it again. If you grew up in Maine like Joe did, you know the importance of outdoor play- especially in the winter when we tend to spend most of our time indoors! On Saturday, January 17, 2015, hundreds Mainers will experience the thrill of sledding, snowshoeing, ice skating, and much more at Winter Kids' annual Welcome to Winter Festival. At Payson Park in Portland from 12:30pm - 2:30pm, kids and families will enjoy great sledding, snowshoeing with L.L.Bean, ice skating with Gear Hub, hot chocolate from Coffee By Design by the fire, healthy snacks, raffle prizes, warm winter giveaways, a welcome from city officials, and more. Find out more about this organization at their website, and Joe says have fun and stay warm!