Fall Festival provides fun and funding at Cedar Hills
The annual Fall Festival event, Oct. 15 at Cedar Hills Recreation Center, provided safe, affordable and festive fun for more than 1,700 guests while raising more than $9,000 for the THPRD Foundation’s Friends Group.
Fall Festival’s youngest guests, most in costume, enjoyed the spirit of the season by participating in a cupcake walk, cookie decorating, bingo, a magic show, face painting, an inflatable bouncer, glow in the dark cosmic maze, pumpkin painting, pirates cove obstabcle course and a clown show. Several lucky visitors left with their very own goldfish.
“Thank you to the Cedar Hills community for helping us raise money to support our facility and its programs,” Center Supervisor Deb Schoen said. “We had a great event, and some wonderful costumes this year, including several princesses, Strawberry Shortcake and Little Bo Peep.”
Providence Health Services sponsored the Fall Festival for the sixth year, presenting “Get Fit for Fall” with a variety of health resources and giveaway items.
Center instructors and programming staff were assisted by more than 100 volunteers from local high school service clubs. Toastmasters of Cedar Hills and Cedar Hills Friends Group members served as cashiers.
The Friends Group, composed of volunteers who support the center, has spearheaded several improvement projects with funds raised from events such as Fall Festival, including the 2010 replacement of the gym floor.