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Kidsfest moved to indoor location due to rainy weather forecast

April 12, 2007

The organizers for KidsFest, the annual carnival event held at Wake Forest University for children with disabilities, will move the April 15 event indoors due to predicted cool, rainy weather for Sunday.

The event will be held from 2 – 5 p.m. in Reynolds Gymnasium.

More than 400 children from The Children’s Center for the Physically Disabled and The Special Children’s School and other local groups have been invited to the event, which will feature age- and ability-appropriate activities for the children and their families.  KidsFest is not open to the public.

Wake Forest student organizations will sponsor activity booths such as oversized lawn bowling, musical chairs, face painting, fishing, storytelling and an Easter egg obstacle course.  The Demon Deacon, Wally the Warthog, Ronald McDonald, the Chick-Fil-A cow and the North Carolina School of the Arts “Academy of Clowns” will make appearances at the festival.  Giant, inflatable activities, including a wheelchair-accessible inflatable with a flat bottom onto which a wheelchair can roll, will be featured this year. Wake Forest student volunteers will escort children through activities in the gym.

KidsFest was created by the student group HOPE (Helping to Overcome Physical Expectations).  HOPE is a volunteer liaison organization and mentoring program between Wake Forest students and students at The Children’s Center and the Special Children’s School.  Student volunteers provide weekly one-on-one mentoring for children to promote the academic, social and emotional development of each child.   

Note: This is a community service event for children from the Children's Center for the Physically Disabled, the Special Children's School and several other invited participants. It is NOT open to the general public. All media representatives must check in at the media table to find out which children cannot be photographed.

Press Contacts:

Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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