Children’s Art and Literacy Festival gears up to celebrate 10th anniversary

Harmony Cardenas

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Preparation for this year’s Children’s Artwork and Literacy Festival (CALF) is formally underway.  

“We hope that folks will occur down and approach their events where they are in and out and I consider everybody will actually take pleasure in it,” said Abilene Cultural Affairs Council’s Govt Director, Lynn Barnett. 

This yr they’re celebrating their 10th anniversary and expecting to carry 5,000+ folks to Downtown Abilene. 

“It’s a good fit for Abilene since we’re all about family members and we’re all about small children,” explained Barnett. 

Barnett explained to KTAB/KRBC the significant party is just one of the major causes why Abilene is recognized as the Storybook Funds of America. 

“It appeals to dad and mom with younger children,” claimed Barnett. “We have a whole lot of grandparents that appear and provide in their grandkids and have a cousins camp during that with the weekend.”

Numerous families and mates glance ahead to attending the celebration every single calendar year as it delivers new discovering options for youthful young children throughout the Big Place and outside of. 

A single Abilene mom mentioned, “We’re so psyched. Our beloved detail we’re heading to do is the character breakfast, so we’re going to eat with all the characters and have all the guides examine.” 

For Kaitlyn Dillingham, she reported her mission is to pay a visit to all the events going on this calendar year. 

“Well, we’ve long gone to fairly much all of them,” Dillingham boasted. “Sometimes we missed a tiny of it, but it was seriously interesting!”

Unique activities will be distribute out throughout downtown, such as a petting zoo, art routines, a magic demonstrate, and so considerably a lot more. 

“It’s just a wonderful way to bring their households together and to entertain them,” Barnett vouched. 

CALF kicks off with a parade which is scheduled to start off downtown Thursday, June 9 at 5:30 pm. People are welcome to dress up as their most loved storybook figures and march in the parade.   

This is a 4-day party with each action Thursday absolutely free to the public. Tickets for the remaining weekend are nonetheless offered for order right until noon Thursday.

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