Children had plenty of options to have a good time at the Out & About Summer Expo, presented by The Laker/Lutz News, and sponsored by Kids R Kids Learning Academy in Land O’ Lakes.
Kids posed for photos with the Easter Bunny and Queen Elsa, petted a horse and baby goats, searched for eggs and took home beach balls, balloons and other giveaways from exhibitors.
But, the fun wasn’t limited to the younger crowd — adults also had a chance to search for eggs and won 60 prizes, including gift certificates from all sorts of businesses, and even a $100 bill that was won by Glenn Roberts, of Land O’ Lakes.
Besides having a good time, there were ample opportunities to pick up information from vendors representing attractions, summer camps, museums, shops and local businesses.
And, in addition to discovering new things to do close to home, expo visitors also sampled goodies from local restaurants and took home some swag.
The event was held on April 20 at the Plantation Palms Golf Club, 23253 Plantation Palms Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes.
“The Out & About Expo was a wonderful extension of The Laker/Lutz News, because the No. 1 reason why people read us every week is to find things to do close to home,” said Diane Kortus, publisher and owner. “It was a joy to host an event that so many families enjoyed, and to offer a venue for businesses to connect with these families face-to-face.”