Indian Summer Children’s Fest at Audubon Greenwich Benefited The Willow Project

Lynn Gulli with Mike Meyer of SDSS Martial Arts at the Indian Summer Children’s Festival at Greenwich Audubon.

Lynn Gulli with Mike Meyer of SDSS Martial Arts at the Indian Summer Children’s Festival at Greenwich Audubon. contributed photo

 Children do the limbo ska style to the tunes of The Trummytones at the Indian Summer Children’s Festival at Greenwich Audubon.

Children do the limbo ska style to the tunes of The Trummytones at the Indian Summer Children’s Festival at Greenwich Audubon. Contributed photo

Children easel paint with Future Picassos at the Indian Summer Children’s Festival at Greenwich Audubon.

Children easel paint with Future Picassos at the Indian Summer Children’s Festival at Greenwich Audubon.

Cindy Moss helps children at the Candy Bar at the Indian Summer Children’s Festival at Greenwich Audubon.

Cindy Moss helps children at the Candy Bar at the Indian Summer Children’s Festival at Greenwich Audubon.

Lulu Bennett at the tie-dye station at the Indian Summer Children’s Festival at Greenwich Audubon.

Lulu Bennett at the tie-dye station at the Indian Summer Children’s Festival at Greenwich Audubon. contributed photo

Over 400 people came out for the first Annual “Indian Summer Children’s Festival” at Audubon Greenwich last weekend to support The Willow Project.

“We could not have asked for a better day, a more perfect venue or a kinder community said committee chair Susannah Sullivan.

Activity tents were stationed around the Audubon’s hawk viewing lawn and new nature play trail.

Children’s handicrafts included tie-dye, hair braiding, sand art, slime-making, easel painting and making milk weed bombs.

“It’s an awesome community experience,” said attendee Kim Caravella.  “I watched the kids and parents come together to celebrate and support another family in the community who needed it.”

The proceeds of the festival benefited The Willow Project, a community fund for Lynn Gulli, a third grader at Julian Curtiss School who was diagnosed with High Risk Pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in April.

“I am so happy that Lynn was able to be here today and celebrate one more day of summer,” said event chair Heather Lowthert.  “She played a big part in the planning and it was amazing to see her running around with her friends.”

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Lynn, like many children undergoing cancer treatments, did not return to school this Fall.

For more information on The Willow Project visit www.willowproject.org.


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