If you still reside in the Collinsville area and are looking for a fun, family oriented event to take the kids to, then the Maryville Fall Fest fits the bill perfectly.
Sponsored by the Maryville Community Improvement Board, the 3rd annual Fall Fest is scheduled for Saturday, October 15. Held in the shady surroundings of Fireman’s Park this free event hosted by volunteers offers a few hours of family fun on a crisp fall day.
Local churches and non-profit groups donate their time and creativity to sponsor local booths providing fun activities for the kids. The activities for the day include pumpkin decorating, face painting, craft making and other games. Kids can also have fun playing on the three inflatable bounce houses.
Plus, you may want to pack the extended family in the car to hear the kids sing along with their favorite songs in a Kids Karaoke area from 11:00am –1:00pm.
Parents can feel safer after getting a free Kid Safety ID Kit with police officers from local departments manning the booth. The officers will take the child’s picture, fingerprints and a brief description (height, weight, eye color) and give the parents a complimentary CD to take home.
As in the past, the event coincides with the yearly National Fire Prevention Week. The Village of Maryville Volunteer Fire Department will have their fire trucks, ambulances and fire safety equipment on display for all to see.
In case you were wondering, refreshments will be available for purchase.
When: Saturday, October 15, 2011
Time: 10:00 am — 2:00 pm
Where: Fireman’s Park, Maryville, IL
How Much: FREE
The Fall Fest is sponsored by:
Finally, the event is sponsoring a Sudz Drive. Organizers ask those who plan to attend to please bring any type of soap — bath, body, laundry, dish or hand! The organizers will gather up the days bubbles and get them to the Maryville Food Pantry for you. Thanks!