Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Kroc Fest

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Kroc Fest

Our community center threw it's second annual summer festival last week. Since we are regulars at Zumba, the instructor asked us to come out to get people motivated to join in the Zumba portion of the day. They were giving out free backpacks to those that need them in the community, and I figured there would be a decent turn out for that alone, but as I drove towards the center and spotted the crowd, I almost turned the car around and headed home. They were expecting 5,000 people and I bet they got every bit of that. Luckily we found a parking spot close by, and since the majority of the people were in line for the backpacks, we were able to hop over and play some games before the crowds formed in those lines.




They gave out paper play money for each game you played. You were then able to take them to the prize table to cash them in. I was really happy to see that they were not offering junky toys as prizes, but school supplies. For $10 you could get a glue stick or a folder. It made me sad to think of all those people in our community that had to wait in that long line and the heat for an inexpensive backpack, but I was glad that the center stepped up and made it fun for those families to get the supplies their children need to start the school year off right.

The fire department came out and sprayed the hose off the truck for the kids to run through to cool off.


And finally the Zumba party got underway!


Shrek and friends wrapped up the day with their own dance competition.


All in all, it was a fun day. However, I don't think we will participate in Zumba again next year if it's as hot as it was then.  An hour movin' and groovin' in the hot summer heat isn't as fun as doing it in a nice, air conditioned building :)

Does your town hold a school supply drive for those in need in your community?

14 comments:

  1. Shrek must of went on a diet.

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  2. There have been some around here, but no zumba

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  3. Wow this looks like a fun time...I've never seen outdoor Zumba before. Looks fun!

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  4. You were brave to Zumba in the heat. :)

    Glad it was a fun time. I know my little one would love the firefighters to run their water hose. It's got a cool factor attached to it. :)

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  5. Dunk tank looks fun, always loved to knock them off that board haha

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  6. The Kroc Fest sounds great Theresa and it is for a worthy cause. In some areas of Jamaica events are also held to help needy children get supplies for school. Big corporate companies are some of the contributors. An interesting way to cut back on the cost of books will be putting books on a tablet for children in school. Have a great Monday.

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  7. Yep, exercising in heat and humidity isn't my cup of tea either, but the event still sounded like lots of fun. I really love that they gave out school supplies rather than cheap trinkets!

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  8. The events look fun!

    We have a donation that one of our local channels sponsors. People can donate backpacks full of supplies for kids that are in need. I don't know how it works because some schools are pretty specific on what they want the kids to have.

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  9. Our town doesn't do that, that I know of. The Dollar Tree store has been asking for a donation of one product that it be donated as we are checking out. Hopefully they are donating it and not putting it back on the shelves. LOL That is the only thing I have come across, but I don't have school 'agers' any more. I love your daughters smile. It is like "I will smile if I have to, but can you see the happiness or the lack of happiness in my eyes, then good!" type of a smile. LOL (hug) to you my friend!!!

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  10. Simply amazing and fun party! Excellent photos!

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  11. My Daughter loves Zumba, but I doubt she would want to do it in the heat either. I haven't tried the zumba yet. Fun day in the sun you had.

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  12. I've never done zumba outside, although the AC was out one day at the gym where I do it twice a week during the major heat wave we had last month, so it was about 100 degrees in there during class that day. I thought we were all gonna die.

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  13. That looks really fun!! Aside from the Zumba in that HOT HOT heat!! LOL. I can only imagine!....PHEW! Looks like it was a great turn out :)

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  14. Looks like it was a good time. I'm soooo uncoordinated and can't do Zumba do save my soul. We have a community event once a year where free school supplies, haircuts and vaccinations are given to those in need. Hundreds of families line up to receive the services.

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