Family Fun Day
The 38th Annual LBCC Family Fun Day was a huge success!! This year's event was held on Saturday, February 28th, from 10:00am until 2:00pm, at the LBCC Activities Center. This annual fundraising event helps to build the Parent Education Grant Fund, which provides partial tuition for parent education classes. This year we raised almost $6,000, which will help many deserving parents to attend LBCC Parenting Classes over the coming year!!
This event attracts hundreds of young children from across Linn and Benton counties for a day of fun activities, good food, and lots of prizes! Putt Putt Golf, two Bouncy Castles, an obstacle course, a Bean Bag Toss, Fishing, a Dig and Dirt area, and Basketball Bowling gave kids lots of physical activity and excitement, while the Face Painting, Play Dough, Silly Putty, Crown Making, Junk Art, and a Photo Booth allowed them to enjoy the fun of arts and crafts. In addition, Safe Haven was there with their "doggie Ambassadors" for the children to pet and love, Karate ATA Kids helped the children to break boards, the Mid-Valley Doula network provided a family rest area, Kidco Head Start provided a reading area, Cub Scout Pack 7355 was there with their Pinewood Derby track for the kids to race homemade cars on, and we had a special visit from Rocky the Roadrunner! There was also a wide selection of books and toys for sale, and the concessions stand provided lots of delicious snacks and beverages.
At the end of the day, prizes were drawn for the more than 50 items that were donated by local companies and individuals. Those donors were:
|Oregon Coast Aquarium||La Leche League|
|AC Gilbert Discovery Village||Tiny Buddha Belly Yoga Studio|
|Oil Can Henry's||Scio Hardware & Home Supply|
|Marine Discovery Tours||Raindrop Flower Farms|
|American Home & Stone||Emily Dray|
|JoAnn Wolfe||Greg King|
|Audrey DeKam||Benton County Fair|
|Barefoot Books||Angelo's Fiesta Grill|
|ATA Karate Kids||Esther Schiedel|
|Lois Moody||Wildlife Safari|
|Hans & Rebekah Snyder||4 Spirits Distillery|
|OSU Women's Basketball Team||OSU Football Team|
In addition, several companies and individuals provided cash donations to help sponsor this year's event:
Denise & Paul Strombeck
G2 Fun Zone - www.facebook.com/pages/G2-Fun-Zone/592807064164688
Good Samaritan Preschool - www.goodsamschool.org
Thank you to all who attended and helped to make this such a fun day for the children of Linn and Benton counties. Special thanks to the LBCC Parenting Education Faculty and Staff, Student Leadership, class participants, families, friends, and community members who gave up their Saturday for this wonderful event. We are so grateful to Kohls "Associates in Action" who volunteered for the day: setting up tables and chairs, blowing up bouncy castles, sweeping up glitter and feathers--all with big smiles on their faces!