Splash Dance gives kids a way to cool off in the heat


KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Kids in Kingsport had a great way to cool off Wednesday in the 90-degree weather. It was the Fun Fest Splash Dance.

"It is hot today," Coordinator Sherrie Rountree said. "It gives them an option particularly in this kind of weather to cool off, and it's a little more fun than sitting in the house playing video games."

Kids came out in their swim suits to play under a fire engine spraying water down the street. This year, the Splash Dance was at a new location at V.O. Dobbins Community Center. It was moved from Andrew Johnson Elementary due to construction work.

There was a lower turnout for the Splash Dance this year. Rountree thinks it was mainly due to limited parking at the new location.