Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What a day!  We had a great time at the 14th annual Buddy Walk.  Everyone enjoyed Brotherhood on the main stage and Rich Birdsall as our event MC.  Local organizations like The Magic Paintbrush Project and Maple Glen Farms: Endless Possibilities provided great fun.  The food was rolling off the line as fast as they could serve it and the basket raffles proved to be a returning favorite.  The walk extended through the zoo with all the animals to see along the way and a squad of excited cheerleaders waiting at the end, congratulating the walkers with smiling faces and shining medals. One of our new special guests was caricature artist Jon Bonfed who was a huge hit with a line that never slowed down.

On the heals of such devastating flooding, it was a privilege to offer The Buddy Walk as a fun opportunity to take a break from the labor of clean up and to strive forward with our mission to raise awareness for Down Syndrome and support our community.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Buddy Walk 2011

Join us next Saturday, the 17th from 11-3 at Ross Park Zoo for the 14th annual BUDDY WALK!  It is a jam-packed awareness event for Down Syndrome and developmental disabilities.  Keeping in step with the past few years, we are anticipating over 1,000 people in attendance for the walk.  With games, interactive booths, tons of food, t-shirts, the infamous basket raffle, face painting, juggling, balloon animals, Irish dancers, caricatures and prize raffles it is going to be non-stop fun.  You do not want to miss the live entertainment: Talking Hands and Brotherhood on the main stage!

$5 and a can of food for CHOW gets you all that, and of course, entrance into the Zoo! (There is no cost to individuals with developmental disabilities)

Shepherds Camp will be one of the interactive booths: featuring two of the greens from our brand new 9-hole mini golf course.  We invite you to stop by… play a few rounds of golf, grab some food, check out the live music and see the animals as we raise awareness and support our local community.