Soifer Family McDonald’s to Launch McFun Zone at My Waterloo Days

Moriah and Rowen enjoy the ‘treasure dig’ at a past McDonald’s kids event.

Come to Anton’s Garden in Waterloo on Saturday, June 10 for a free, kid’s only celebration! Soifer Family McDonald’s is partnering with My Waterloo Days and several area businesses to provide a completely free, safe, kids McFun Zone. The first 500 kids (ages 12 and under) in attendance will receive a free goodie bag and entry for grand prizes. Registration for the McFun Zone begins at 9 AM at the corner of Sycamore and E. 4th Streets in Waterloo. Free children’s games will run from 10 AM-11 AM, followed by a stage show from Blank Park Zoo at 11 AM and a kid’s only parade at 12 PM. Kids are encouraged to decorate themselves and their transportation (bikes, scooters, wagons, etc.) to be considered for ‘Most Colorful, Best Decorated, and Most Artistic’ parade awards. The event will close with grand prizes and bike race awards at 12:30 on the stage.

We could not be more excited to have this partnership with Soifer Family McDonald’s. Throughout organizing this year’s My Waterloo Days, we are continually reminded of what makes Waterloo such an amazing community – we know how to come together for a common good. This partnership, to bring a new offering to this year’s attendees, is yet another example of amazing partnerships coming together to make great things happen for a great community.

Experience Waterloo Executive Director Tavis Hall

Xpressions is sponsoring the Blank Park Zoo’s “Zoo to You” children’s stage show at 11 AM. The stage will be situated near Anton’s Garden. Community partners are more than welcome to join in providing free kids’ games on June 10; those who are interested should email Emily at

Kerrigan gets decked out for Kid’s Day in 2021.

Families and community support are two of our core values, so it was an easy choice to bring a new version of our Kid’s Day event to Waterloo. We are grateful to the families and businesses of Waterloo, as well as My Waterloo Days for welcoming us so openly. The McFun Zone is a safe, free event that we are looking forward to!”

Owner/Operator Scott Soifer

My Waterloo Days entertainment will continue with music and fun in the afternoon. Please contact Soifer Family McDonald’s Marketing Supervisor Emily Garden via email (, phone (641-228-2838) or Facebook (@soiferfamilymcdonalds) with questions. For more information about the My Waterloo Days festival, visit

Soifer Family McDonald’s restaurants are owned and operated by Scott and Lisa Soifer. Scott is the 2nd generation in his family to operate McDonald’s restaurants; he began working at a very young age cleaning tables and mowing the lawn. Scott continued learning each position, eventually becoming a Restaurant Manager and earning the prestigious Ray Kroc award, as he completed his degree at the University of Northern Iowa.

Today Soifer Family McDonald’s includes a large and growing family of over 1,000 dedicated and hardworking crew, managers, and support staff operating 17 restaurants in Northeast Iowa. Reaching into the Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Charles City, Waverly, Independence, Oelwein, Iowa Falls, Evansdale, Hampton, Vinton, New Hampton, and Center Point communities, Scott and his McFamily work daily to continue the mission his parents started- to help our people grow, give back to our communities and to deliver an enjoyable dining experience to our guests.

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