The Sun Comes Out on Children’s Day
Saturday November 20th was the “rain or shine” day set aside to bring families together in Woodley Park in the San Fernando Valley to have fun and find out what resources are out there to help kids.
It was more rain than shine to start the day and with the cool air and ankle deep mud it appeared that we wouldn’t have much of a crowd to enjoy the hundreds of booths, rides and entertainment.
But Mister Sun showed his face around 11:30 to a standing ovation from the frigid crowd and it wasn’t long before the families started flooding in! From Noon on there was a steady stream of happy kids, parents and grandparents enjoying all the free balloons, games and resources and joining in on the music and dance.
Happy House® hosted the Good Choices Arts and Crafts tent again this year and it filled up quickly. Hundreds of hats, friendship bracelets, necklaces and other goodies were created and worn throughout the fair. We added a Giant Thank You Card – measuring nearly 100 Feet in length and 4 feet high – where folks signed their names, offered thanks to the LAPD and the city and drew some phenomenal artwork. This giant scroll will be presented to the city and the precincts as a thank you for their efforts on the day.
We also hosted our Happy House Good Choices™ booth where we conducted a raffle and handed out The Way to Happiness® and How to Make Good Choices booklets and we introduced kids to the Movies with a Message™ Contest.
Nancy joined us and signed autographs for Bart fans and gave the dozens of frigid Happy House volunteers a real big smile.
Thank goodness the sun came out!