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Family Center Farm & Home is hosting its second year of the Family Fun Day After Party at its store.

We are nearing the start of the 10th annual Chiefs’ training camp here in St. Joseph. Plenty of businesses have scheduled events for all the fun.

The Red Rally is being hosted for the first time in Downtown St. Joseph this year and Downtown businesses are offering deals in correlation with the event.

“We have a few different businesses that are signed on to do some things. At Nesting Goods from 5 to 8 p.m. they will be doing face painting,” Kristi Bailey, who works with Made With Uncommon Character, said. “At Manic Snail you can go in and get free red neon glow bracelet.”

If you spot anything red in Mod Podge Boutique & Design Studio you can get 25 percent off that item at the Red Rally. Wiry Orphan is offering a discount on all their apparel as well.

Those deals the stores are promoting will just be available this Friday and not last through the entire training camp period.

The Family Center Farm & Home is in its second straight year partnering with Missouri Western for the Chiefs Family Fun Day. The store will host the Family Fun Day After Party. The event will have live music, face painting, a petting zoo, free food and drinks, deals on items and more.

And if you need to know how much money to bring to the event, don’t worry.

“Everything is absolutely free. Free hot dogs, free petting zoo, free live music, free rides in the carriage with the Clydesdale horses,” Mel Bachali, store manager at Family Center Farm & Home, said. “We just want everyone to come out and have a great fun-filled family day after Chiefs camp.”

Bachali also said that events for not just their store but all of the community show appreciation for the Chiefs and that it is nice to see everyone come together.

“It is wonderful thing to have in town. It is great to get everybody involved in different aspects,” Bachali said. “I just think that it is super important that it (training camp) continues to stay here in town. And it is just a great thing to boost that Chiefs spirit.”

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