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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