Topeka’s kids have a night out

TOPEKA (KSNT) – While the weather kept some people in Saturday night, some of Topeka’s kids had a night out.

Kids Night Out at the Kansas Expocentre was a completely free event for “local kids” from organizations like TARC, Kaw Valley Foster Agency as well as the Boys and Girls of Topeka.

“I mean, it’s the day after Christmas, so like it’s just something a little extra they get,” said18-year-old  Logan Wolfley.

The event was completely free for kids and their families. There were bouncy houses, cotton candy, face painting and clowns to complete the carnival theme. The organizers from the Scotty “D” Foundation also ordered more than 100 pizzas for the families.

“We’re all together in one place here having a good time (and) putting smiles on kid’s faces,” Wolfley said. The Silver Lake High School senior said he takes time from his holiday break every year to be at Kids Night Out.

And he isn’t the only one.

“And a lot of the time I usually ask my friends if they want to come and help me and majority of them do,” he said.

For organizer Phil Ritchie, the event is about making kids happy and keeping the memory of his friend Scott alive.

“It was something we just decided to put on for him and his memory,” Ritchie said.

After the night out, the kids went down the hall of the Expocentre and watched the Topeka RoadRunners.

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