A Berry Special Day for Children...
Thanks to everyone who volunteered at and/or participated in the 2013 Strawberry Fitness Festival! We enjoyed good food, great music, fun activities for kids, nice weather and lots of people! Many thanks to the Historic Durham Athletic Park for hosting this year's festival.
Highlights of the festival included a fun-and-funky parade to the Farmer's Market and back, led by the fabulous Bulltown Strutters... new this year, a 5K Fun Run... another new activity, the Strawberry Stroll, which took families around the Central Park neighborhood... and a visit by Wool E. Bull.
The festival always features live music and family-friendly fun including face painting, strawberry nail-painting, and the popular Cupcake Walk. New activities for 2013 included homemade play dough and hula hooping. We also raffled off a lovely quilt made by a CPSC grandmother, and a house party including live music and catered refreshments.
Festival-goers enjoy delectable treats like strawberry shortcakes, strawberry lemonade, peppermint lemons, pickles, burgers & hotdogs, and pizza from Pie Pushers. Also new this year: an amazing array of tasty treats were entered in our first-ever Strawberry Dessert Bake Off. Mmmmm yum!
The Central Park School for Children, a tuition-free public charter school, is committed to nurturing and guiding the natural eagerness of each child to explore, grow, and relate to others. The school is founded on three principles: that children are naturally full of life, power and confidence; that the best available research should guide our methods; and that children develop best in a community where curiosity, challenges and learning are valued. The school is creating a community of partners to guide, cherish and be amazed by the children.
The 2013 Strawberry Festival supported project based learning and integrated arts at CPSC, including supporting a matching grant for a collaborative dance program for selected upper grade CPSC and Bethesda Elementary School students led by Gaspard and Dancers dance company.
For more information on plans and how you can be a part of it, call the school at (919) 682-1200.
Thanks to Satsuki "Sunshine" Scoville for the great photos!