Children of the City, partnering with United Healthcare along with sixty volunteers, invited disadvantaged children and families to the 2013 health and Community Carnival filled with free games and activities on Saturday, September 14th.
Children were greeted with a Sesame Street bouncy ride and tables offering nail art, face-painting and games. For the tenth year in a row, COC provide a lighthearted and relaxed day to families with a safe and fun environment. Volunteers worked alongside COC staff to put together a day that included music, a dance performance by acclaimed dancer Chris White, a watermelon eating contest, tug-of-war, relay races, nail art and face painting. Parents were given the opportunity to learn about nutrition in a parent workshop led by a certified nutritionist as well as a chance to sign their children for the afterschool program offered by COC. The carnival also offered families the chance to apply for Winter Wishes, a Christmas program that distributes requested toys to children in need.