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4/16/2013 2:23:00 PM
Buena Vista Children's Celebration is back this weekend, now 20 years young
Buena Vista Children’s Services sponsors the annual Children’s Celebration and invites everyone to attend.
Buena Vista Children’s Services sponsors the annual Children’s Celebration and invites everyone to attend.
If You Go ...
What: Buena Vista Children Services Annual Celebration

Where: Cottonwood Civic Center, Main St, Old Town

When: Saturday, April 20, 9:30 a.m.-1p.m.

How Much: Free.


VERDE VALLEY -- There's fun, entertainment, food, prizes and lots of info for parents of kids birth through 12. It's a family affair, this Saturday, and it is all free and open to the public from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Cottonwood Civic Center in Old Town.

Buena Vista Children's Services sponsors the annual Children's Celebration and invites everyone to attend.

"This event is our gift to our community, says BVCS Executive Director Erin Mabery. "We are very grateful for the years and years of support."

FUN ACTIVITIES: There will be balloons, pinwheels, games, entertainment, our famous cake walks all during the day, Arizona Jolly Jumps is bringing a giant jump house, plus a Bike Rodeo, thanks to Wiatrolik Cycling Foundation.

Some lucky participants will be able to step into the "Money Machine" provided by Yavapai Broadcasting to take a chance and try to grab some cash or valuable coupons as the wind whistles by.

GAMES AND FOOD: Kids will enjoy carnival games with prizes and as well as Pepsi Cola, popcorn and pizza, while supplies last. There are also lots of other giveaways.

PERFORMERS: Performers will include the Jammin' Jumpers, the Cottonwood Elementary School Choir, the KC Family, Lite Vibe, Zumba, the Lobo Pup Choir and the Verde Valley Ballet.

SILENT AUCTION: Bid on items include gifts from Red Geranium Boutique, Bings Burgers, Glitter Art, Jerona, Sedona Pines, Blazin' M, Verde Canyon Railroad, StoneRidge Golf Course, L'Auberge of Sedona, Verde Lea Market, Enchantment Resort, Verde Santa Fe Golf Course, Lowell Observatory, Turquoise Spider, WalMart, Mr. V's Toys and Magic Attic, Quince Grill & Cantina, Simply Fun, Arizona Helicopter Tours, Ice Cream Dream and Sedona Pines, with more to come. It's fun!

The Children's Celebration is an annual event sponsored by BVCS to highlight National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. The purpose is to focus public attention on the needs of families with young children, from birth through 12-years. An additional goal is to support early childhood programs. Parents will discover many programs available to their children in our area.

On April 2, Mayor Diane Joens presented a Cottonwood City proclamation to Director Erin Mabery, to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. Mayor Joens will share in the special anniversary celebration by making opening remarks.

Child Abuse Prevention Starts with You.

The Celebration provides fun, hands-on activities for children as well as offering networking and awareness-raising for organizations in the community.

If you have any questions, call Gail Olsen at go.bvcs@gmail.com or 301-3559.


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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013
Article comment by: Slater Slater

Now that's the news I like to hear.Have fun
everyone.




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