Carnival activities and balloon shaping made for more than just a ‘picnic in the park’ for local Dream Factory families.
It was a picture perfect Saturday afternoon for the annual Dream Factory Picnic held on September 8th. For over 250 guests in attendance there was not a shortage of activities for the children to enjoy. From getting your face painted to testing your skills with the carnival games and of course the amazing fireworks finale, the picnic was once again a successful event for the dream children and their families.
The entertainment included carnival games where the children could ‘win’ a variety of prizes from candy, to fun shaped erasers, and even stuffed animals. The ever popular face painting was provided by Debbi Cox and was again a huge hit. Another popular station was the arts and crafts where children could fill shapes with colorful sand and also test their artistic skills by painting vases provided by Paint Glaze and Fire to be used at a later date. Dream children and their families were also able to take home a memory of the day by enjoying taking candid pictures in a photobooth provided by Jeff Legree at Shutterbooth. Our newest addition to this year’s picnic was the hundreds of balloon animals twisted up by Kelly Potter of Full O’Ballooney. Everywhere you turned there was a different shape balloon that the children were enjoying.
This year’s food was provided by Two Guys and a Grill and they never disappoint. Families were offered hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, and a drink to enjoy during a break from all the activities. The picnic closed with the performance by Robert Wolf from Abracadabra Extravaganza where he fascinated the crowd with his illusions and humor. Robert ended his performance with his famous fire eating skills that left the crowd amazed! The grand finale was once again provided by Winco Fireworks where the best fireworks show all summer was displayed!
Thanks to Laura and everyone else who helped make this another fun and successful picnic for the dream families!