Come One, Come All!!
What: 11th Annual Kids Helping Kids Spring Carnival
When: Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Johns Creek United Methodist Church
Interested in donating to the Carnival? Click here to read about how your donation supports the Carnival. Click here for sponsorship information.
Saturday, April 23rd, 2016, Johns Creek United Methodist Church Preschool will host it's 11th Annual "Kids Helping Kids" Carnival to raise money for pediatric care at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Camp Glisson and the Preschool itself.
Attractions will include full-sized carnival rides, bounce-houses, a petting zoo, a toddler zone, the bubble man, and pony rides. Home Depot will bring out a kids' workshop for the children. There will also be professional face painting, snow cones, and sand art. In addition, children will love the over 10 different carnival games that mimic their favorite children's books.
Admission is free, but some of the attractions require tickets. Unlimited wristbands can be purchased for $20 ahead of time or $25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online closer to the event. Pony rides and snow cones are cash only, but tickets, concessions and silent auction will accept charge cards this year.
The carnival's silent auction is a big hit with over 100 items. Ever dream of taking a trip to Tuscany, going on an African safari or sailing in the British Virgin Islands? How about a relaxing night out with friends at one of Johns Creek's best restaurants? Or treat mom to a relaxing spa get-away for Mother's Day? These are only some of the fantastic items available for bidding. Total retail value of all the silent auction items is over $50,000.
Please come hungry! There will be an amazing spread from several local restaurants: Burgers from Cheeseburger Bobby's, hot dogs from Fagan's Biscuit Barn, and award winning barbecue from a local grill master, to name a few.
All the monies raised will benefit Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Camp Glisson, and the church preschool. The hospital has used donations to purchase a vein viewing device which makes for easier placement of IV's in pediatric patients and a bilirubin monitoring device for newborns with jaundice. Camp Glisson is a United Methodist camp in north Georgia that among its many guests hosts children with special needs (called Camp Sparrowwood) and features a high counselor-to-camper ratio. Last year the Carnival funds went towards a new dining hall that will be completely accessible to all campers. Funds for the preschool support the preschool scholarship program as well as the implementation of a handwriting curriculum for the four year old classes, the installation of new fences around the preschool playgrounds, and the purchase of new toys as part of plan to increase fine motor development in our students.
If you have any questions or want to donate to the silent auction or become a sponsor, please contact us at Carnival@JohnsCreekUMC.org