A Look Back at Get Up and Go! Day

August 8, 2014 CLEE25 Leave a Comment

One WPT staffer’s son had a blast wearing his Clifford ears and making new friends! (Photo credit: Kayla Gross)

Picture-perfect weather, a sizable and enthusiastic crowd, stellar entertainment and some of the best kids activities around helped make this year’s Get Up and Go! Day, which took place on Friday, Aug. 1, one of the most successful to date.

The day started bright and early as the WPT crew, as well as a number of community organizations, headed to the Kohl Center to set up the stage, booths, activities and water (a summer necessity, of course).

This time lapse shows how quickly the front lawn at the Kohl Center went from empty to energetic.

Before we knew it, it was 10 a.m., and Mr. Steve and Miss Rosa kicked off the event with their trademark dynamism. We broadcast the Madison event live on WPT, so those who couldn’t join us at one of our four Wisconsin locations (Appleton, Eau Claire, La Crosse and Madison) could still join in at home.

This year’s Get Up and Go! Day was my first, and I must say, I think I had as much fun as the kids. There’s nothing better than seeing so many smiling faces enjoying the joy of public television on a beautiful summer day. My only regret is not snagging some paper “Clifford ears” for myself.

Here are just a few snapshots from the event. Be sure visit WPT’s YouTube channel to watch archived video from Get Up and Go! Day 2014. Thank you to everyone who joined us at Get Up and Go! Day! Without you, the event wouldn’t have been the same!

Peg + Cat fans got to chat with the PBS Kids characters.
Never to small to Get Up and Go!
Time to dance!
A number of superheroes were in attendance 🙂
A number of community organizations came out to offer crafts, activities and even sunblock.

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