Food, Games and More at SOS' Free Family Event
Between bouncy castles, snow cones and a scavenger hunt, Sussex Outreach Services' first annual Family Fun Day is giving residents a way to kick off the summer with the whole family.
Sussex-Area Outreach Services is proud to announce its First Annual Free Family Fun Day at Sussex Village Park. Between noon and 4 p.m., area residents are invited to show support to SOS by simply having a good time.
Jennifer Waltz, SOS’ director, has rounded up an enormous amount of family entertainment with all proceeds going toward the organization’s mission. Between face painting, a bouncy-house, food and more, Waltz is excited to teach people more about SOS in a fun way.
“The event is really going to be more of a community-focused event,” Waltz said. “It’ll be a way to bring people together to have a great time, get something to eat and learn about SOS and all the things we do… We just want to strengthen the bonds between residents and SOS as much as possible.”
The event will be kicked off at Sussex Village Park at noon, and for two hours families can visit a huge array of fun activities donated by local businesses and churches like TaDa Salon, Marcileno’s Pizzeria, Oakbrook Church and even Sussex Patch.
- Face painting
- Kettle corn
- Hair feathers
- Snow cones
- Bouncy house
- Mascots from Culver’s and George Webb’s
- A fire truck
- Patch games with prizes
- Bike helmet fitting
There will even be tons of food courtesy of local businesses like Pick ‘n Save and Marcileno’s Pizzeria, and all proceeds will go toward programs at SOS, including the food pantry.
- Baked goods
- Fresh pizza
- Pulled pork sandwiches and fries
- Hot dogs
- Bottled water
After having fun at the Village Park, everyone will take a walk on the Bugline over to Sussex Outreach Services at 2 p.m. for an open house. Sussex Patch will even be there handing out scavenger hunt games for kids to play along the way.
“We’ve been working on painting and updating SOS to make the inside look nice to show everyone, and that was all volunteer based,” Waltz said. “We’ve had volunteers from Grace Lutheran Church, a couple clients have helped, and another gentleman just offered to mow our lawn. I don’t think a lot of people know that the tiniest help means so much. I certainly didn’t think about some of these small things like cleaning and mowing when I took the job,” Waltz laughed.
So mark your calendars, come out and enjoy the best of Sussex for a good cause.