ROANOKE — Goody, goody, yell the kiddies.
That’s what parents hear when it is time for a meeting of Kids in the Valley, Adventuring, known as KIVA for short. The family-friendly group holds an outdoor play date for kids and their parents once a month.
On Jan. 27, the group reached five years of adventuring, which called for a celebration. After a book reading and snack, the group hiked to the Mill Mountain Star from the Mill Mountain Discovery Center.
“We’ve had a wonderful time with KIVA,” said parent Melissa Perler of Salem, who was there with her daughters Larkin, 9, and Hadyn, 14. She said participation reinforced her family’s active lifestyle. She added she appreciates having planned, outdoor events set up in advance and going with lots of other people.
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