Each of the 40 plus booths at the festival offers a different activity for kids. Each activity costs one ticket, and tickets cost 50 cents apiece. That means kids could enjoy 10 different activities for $5.
Step 5: Enter the castle and really JUMP. Get the whole thing shaking. Don stop until you feel slightly sick or until you been bouncing for three minutes, whichever comes first.
a great day and fun, but it also a very important day for us, said COBRA Development Director Bonnie Chaikind.
is the first time that the festival has been able to attract a title sponsor.
Step 8: Now fully recovered, take a short lesson in tae kwon do.
Step 7: Gobble down a fistful of kettle corn.
Step 6: Collapse onto the grass to recover your strength.
Cascade Children's Festival
While the festival is supposed to be a good time for kids and parents, the event also has a deeper meaning. The Cascade Children Festival is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Central Oregon Battering Rape Alliance.
COBRA helps individuals throughout Central Oregon who are in abusive or dangerous situations.
Visitors can also grab a hot dog from The Hottest Dog, barbecue from Baldy kettle corn from Famous Kettle Korn, ice cream from Ben Jerry caramel apples and other treats from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and pizza from Round Table.
high stepping moves on an open patch of grass.
Special note: These instructions are intended for those ages 12 and younger, although people of all ages are encouraged to follow along.
Youngsters can shoot basketballs, make pastel drawings, practice golf putting and compete in a Monkey Dance Contest (don ask, we not sure what that means either). There will be a dunk tank, a bean bag toss, a musical instrument exploration area and a tent in the shape of a giant salmon.
Every booth is sponsored and operated by a local business or organization. Volunteers from these groups come up with an activity, provide supplies and then Nike Vapormax Black Price run the booth throughout the festival. For instance, the Girl Scouts Western Rivers Council sponsors a booth where kids can make tiaras and Mid Oregon Credit Union sponsors a stuffed animal corral.
Step 4: Get a liger (half lion, half tiger, of course) painted on your face.
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inspiring and motivating for the people that work here. They hear tough stories, said Ryan. like) seeing kids having a great time and getting to see healthy families. distinction that sets the children festival apart is the event is run almost entirely by volunteers. Volunteers spend months planning the event and trying to attract sponsors. About 100 volunteers will work at the festival Saturday.
Now in its 18th year, the Cascade Children Festival isn like most of the other big events in Bend. The focus of this festival isn food or music or vendors; it kids having fun. And organizers realized early on that children would much rather do things than just watch things happen. That why all of the booths at the festival, except for those selling food and beverages, are interactive.
Step 1: Make a crown out of cardboard. Don be shy with the glitter.
Step 9: Watch the Irish dancers perform and try to re create their Nike Air More Uptempo Size 7.5
Step 2: Wear this crown while for stuffed animals. Reel in a teddy bear. Give him a good name, like Stinky.
Over the years, the festival evolved and expanded. Now the event sprawls through Drake Park and attracts approximately 3,000 visitors each year.
Step 10: Go sit next to your mom on a park bench and rest your head in her lap. It OK if you fall asleep. You had a busy day.
Toni Ryan, the executive director of COBRA, says staff members look forward to the children festival each year.
Note: This is just one of many ways to have fun at the Cascade Children Festival Saturday (see You Go on Page E8). For best results, make it up as you go along.
started as a way to give children in crisis a good day, but regular families need that too, said Chaikind.
started nearly two decades ago, it was designed as a fun day for families served by COBRA. Sometimes troubled families just need one day of fun and enjoyment to help get them back on track, according to Chaikind.
The children festival usually raises approximately $50,000 for COBRA. The funds are raised primarily through business sponsorship. Bend Memorial Clinic is the title sponsor of this year event, which Adidas Prophere Red
While the Cascade Children Festival is supporting a good cause, the event is really all about kids having a good time.
Step 3: Clutch Stinky while you race through the obstacle course.
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