With perfect weather and record crowds, Kids-A-Palooza 2017 is officially a success!
Children and families thoroughly enjoyed a petting zoo sponsored by Norcom Mortgage, which included a feisty baby goat, two little piglets, multi-colored bunnies, and adorable chickens. Barn Babies oversaw the fun and ensured that each child had an exciting time learning about the tiny animals.
FALL RIVER — On Sunday, September 24, the 5th Annual Kids-A-Palooza brought record numbers of people to downtown Fall River, thanks to People Incorporated, the Narrows Center for the Arts, and a collaborative group of local organizations who provided arts, music, crafts, and education for the throngs of eventgoers.
Hammering was a favorite activity for children and adults alike as participants created birdhouses, tool boxes and more at the activity table sponsored by Home Depot of Somerset. The children loved the bright orange aprons and the completed projects they proudly displayed!
More than 500 adults and children milled about Bedford Street and North Main Street enjoying the music and dancing and taking in the many free family-friendly activities available to them on a lovely Sunday afternoon.
The free event drew a much larger crowd to the downtown area this year, said Catherine DeTerra, Vice President of Communications for People Incorporated. “We had to reorder pizza because of the huge numbers of people, but this is a great problem to have! This event gets people together to enjoy what the downtown area has to offer. The more they experience something positive here, the more invested they become in downtown Fall River.”
“We have had an amazing turnout today. People Incorporated is committed to bringing positive experiences to the children and families of the Greater Fall River area,” DeTerra said. “We make this investment because we are proud of this wonderful community.”
Other organizations involved in the event included United Way of Greater Fall River, Home Depot of Somerset, The Fall River YMCA, Norcom Mortgage, The Fall River Police Department, The Fall River Fire Department, Studio Life Art, Creative Arts Network, and Family Services Association.