Local nonprofit, Create a Change Now hosted its first fundraiser Circus Garden Party last month at Historic Fifth Street School Downtown (Pictured: Create a Change Now board members posed with stilt walkers from Stilt Walk Entertainment – Photo credit: Michael Yenor).
The circus-themed event had activities for all ages including a silent auction, cooking demonstrations, circus play area, chair massages, comedy magician, balloon art, stilt walkers, jugglers, face painting, live music and more. The event was open to the public and had guests of all ages.
Photo credit: Michael Yenor.
Local restaurants including Bradley Ogden’s Hops & Harvest, Poppy Den by Chef Angelo Sosa, Rachel’s Kitchen, DW Bistro, Circus Circus and Bon Bread sampled local cuisine for guests. fresh52 Farmers & Artisan Market was also in attendance with fresh produce.
Proceeds from this event will help support nutritional education, chef demonstrations as well as planting more edible gardens in schools.
Create A Change Now is a non-profit organization that fights childhood obesity by educating children on healthy eating habits and encourages a hands-on approach in the kitchen. Create A Change Now aims to teach elementary school students how to plant edible gardens in schools and partners with local chefs to teach students how to prepare and cook the food they harvest. Create a Change Now has gardens at four local elementary schools including: Rose Warren Elementary School, JT McWilliams Elementary School Ollie Detwiler Elementary School and Ruby Thomas Elementary School. For more information visit www.createachangenow.org